Junior J.T. LaFountain blasted a three-run home run, and drove in four in U of L's 14-6 win over Evansville Wednesday.
April 2, 2003
LOUISVILLE, KY - The University of Louisville baseball team scored in each of the first six innings en route to a 14-6 win over the Evansville Aces to sweep the home and home series after a 12-2 win in Evansville late Tuesday night.
In the Cardinal third, Greg Taylor walked and eventually scored on a wild pitch, and third baseman Ryan McKinnon tripled and scored on a double by second baseman Nick Haley for a 5-0 U of L advantage.
Evansville picked up a run in the fourth on an RBI single by DH Erik Lis to cut the lead to 5-1, but the Cards broke it open with a six-run seventh.
Taylor started things with a one-out single, and scored on a triple by Boomer Whiting. McKinnon walked, and an error allowed Haley to reach and Whiting to score.
Williams doubled home McKinnon and LaFountain followed by driving a 2-2 pitch deep into the bleachers in right field for a three-run home run and an 11-1 Cardinal lead.
Pinch hitter Brennan Hall doubled home a run in the fifth, and after Bolen doubled home LaFountain, Hall doubled in another run to make it 14-1 Cards in the sixth.
The Aces rallied for four runs in the eighth, keyed by a two-run single by pinch hitter Dan Robinson, and another run in the ninth on a sac fly by Eric Jones to close the scoring.
Carlos Fernandez closed things out, surrendering a run on three hits in the ninth.
Mitch Prout (2-2) was the first of six Aces pitchers and took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks while fanning two.
LaFountain was 2 for 4 with four RBI, while Williams was 2 for 3 with three runs and his 14th and 15th stolen bases in as many tries. He is now alone in fifth place all-time in Cardinal history with 36 in his career on 40 attempts. Bolen, Hall and Haley each added two hits on the evening.
The Cards will host Saint Louis for a three game set over the weekend at Cardinal Stadium, opening Friday at 6:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The games can be heard on WAVG 1450 AM in Louisville.