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Louisville Baseball Postgame Notes


March 9, 2012

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  • Friday's game was the first-ever matchup on the baseball diamond between Louisville and Oral Roberts.

  • With 13 hits on Friday, the Cardinals have 10 or more hits in nine of 13 games this season.

  • Louisville has scored seven or more runs in seven games this season.

  • Friday's five-run second inning marked the second straight game and the third time this season the Cardinals have scored five or more runs in an inning.

  • The four hits and three RBI for junior Nick Ratajczak on Friday were both career highs for the first-year Cardinal.

  • Ratajczak became the first Cardinal to have four hits in a game since Adam Engel had four in a win at Indiana on May 17, 2011.

  • The 7.2 innings pitched for junior Justin Amlung was his longest outing of the season.

  • With his single in the seventh inning, senior Stewart Ijames has hit safely in 10 straight games, the Cardinals' longest streak of the season.

  • With his 2-for-4 performance on Friday, sophomore Cole Sturgeon earned his fifth multi-hit showing of the season, tied for the second most on the team.

  • With his 1.1 innings of scoreless relief to clinch his team-leading fourth save of the season, Derek Self extended his season-opening shutout streak to 10.1 innings.

  • The Cardinals have eight saves among three different pitchers in their 10 wins this season.

  • Through 13 games this season, Louisville has stolen 25 bases in 30 attempts while limiting opponents to only 10 in 15 attempts.

  • After Friday's game, U of L has allowed three earned runs or less in eight of 13 games this season.

  • The Cardinals are 10-0 when leading after the sixth inning.


  • Through the first 13 games, Louisville has a .325 team batting average while opposing batters are hitting just .221 against Cardinal pitching.
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