March 15, 2003
MEMPHIS, TN - Senior Josh Bolen singled home the go-ahead run to break a 7-7 tie in the ninth and fellow senior Morgan Bojorquez singled home two more, as the Cardinals (11-5, 1-1) defeated the Memphis Tigers(5-9, 1-1) 10-7 Saturday.
Bojorquez was 3 for 5 with five RBI, adding a two-run home run in the eighth and an RBI double in the fourth, while Bolen was also 3 for 5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Bolen has a hit in 15 of the Cardinals 16 games.
Both teams were hitless through three before the Cards punched home four runs in the fourth on an RBI single by Bolen, the double by Bojorquez, a sac fly off the bat of DH Curt Stewart and an RBI triple by third baseman Greg Taylor.
The Tigers got on the board on an unearned run in the bottom of the frame to make it 4-1.
Shortstop J.T. LaFountain doubled home Dave Williams Jr., who was 2 for 3 with two runs, a walk, a sacrifice and a stolen base, in the fifth for a 5-1 lead.
The Tigers came storming back to tie the score with four in the bottom of the fifth on a pair of two-run singles, and took a 6-5 lead in the fifth on a sac fly.
In the seventh, Bolen lead off with a double to right and Bojorquez followed with a home run to center, giving the Cards a 7-6 advantage.
Memphis evened things up in the eighth on another sacrifice fly, before the Cards put them away in the ninth.
Louisville starter Mike Eilers was chased with two out in the fifth, after giving up four runs - three earned - on three hits and four walks. He struck out two.
Skylar Meade surrendered a run on a walk and two hits without getting an out, before Brian Halford wrapped up the fifth. Halford was touched for a run on two hits to go with a strikeout in an inning and a third.
(1-0) picked up his first collegiate win, giving up just one run on one hit in three innings out of the bullpen, fanning two.
Memphis sent five pitchers to the hill, with Erik Filsinger (0-3) taking the loss, surrendering three runs on two hits and two walks, striking out one in an inning of work.
Louisville outhit the Tigers 13-7 in the effort, evening the series at one game apiece, with the rubber game set for Sunday at 2:00 p.m. ET.