Cardinal Nine Blanks Illinois 1-0

 
Sophomore Zach Jackson worked a complete-game shutout to lead U of L's baseball team to a 1-0 win over Illinois Sunday.

Sophomore Zach Jackson worked a complete-game shutout to lead U of L's baseball team to a 1-0 win over Illinois Sunday.

March 9, 2003

Box Score

LOUISVILLE, KY - Sophomore Zach Jackson twirled a complete-game shutout, limiting Illinois to six hits and a walk while striking out eight, as the University of Louisville blanked the Illini 1-0 Sunday afternoon.

It was the first shutout and second complete game of Jackson's career, and the first for the Cardinals since May 18th last season when Scott Barber shutout East Carolina in Greenville.

Senior Josh Bolen tripled to the gap in left center to lead off the second inning and scored easily when first baseman Morgan Bojorquez doubled off the wall in right for the only run of the game.

Jackson retired the final seven of the game and 15 of the last 16. He never faced more than five hitters in an inning.

Illinois' Ted Rowe (0-1) took the loss, tossing seven innings and allowing the run on three hits, four walks and two hit batters while striking out three.

Freshman Boomer Whiting made his first career appearance, picking up the Cards' other hit and reaching on a walk while hitting leadoff and playing right.

Louisville was outhit 6-3 by Illinois(3-1) who won the series two games to one.

The Cards, now 9-4 will host Western Kentucky Tuesday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium. Admission and parking are free, and a broadcast of the game is available on WAVE 1450 and on-line at www.UofLsports.com. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Louisville will open conference play next weekend with a three-game set at Memphis.

 

 

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