March 14, 2012
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After the two-game split this week, the Cardinals trail 5-4 in the all-time series with the Rebels.
Louisville has an 8-3 record this season at Jim Patterson Stadium and is 163-64 (.718) all-time in the ballpark, which opened in April 2005.
With his first inning single on Wednesday, junior second baseman Nick Ratajczak extended his career-best hitting streak to eight games.
Ratajczak has reached base safely in all 17 Louisville baseball games this season.
Senior Stewart Ijames finished with three RBI on Wednesday, his third three-RBI game of the season.
Sophomore Cole Sturgeon had two hits on Wednesday for his sixth multi-hit game of the season, which is tied for second most on the team.
Sophomore Adam Engel had two stolen bases on Wednesday and is now 13-of-14 on stolen base attempts this season.
Overall, the Cardinals are 35-for-41 on stolen bases, while their opponents are just 13-for-19.
Freshman outfielder Mike White played in each of the Cards' two games with the Rebels to become the 12th first-year Louisville player to see game action this season.
The Cardinals drew their largest two crowds (1,883 on Tuesday, 2,011 on Wednesday) of the season for the two-game set with the Rebels.
The Cardinals used six pitchers in each of the two games against Ole Miss, matching a season-high.
The three home runs for the Rebels on Wednesday were the most allowed by Louisville this season.
The 18 runs for Ole Miss were the most surrendered by Louisville since a 19-15 loss at St. John's on May 10, 2009.
The 18 runs and 22 hits for the Rebels were the most ever for an opponent at Jim Patterson Stadium.