Sophomore Zach Jackson dominated the Billikens with a two-hit, complete-game effort in U of L's 2-1 win Saturday.
April 5, 2003
LOUISVILLE, KY - Sophomore Zach Jackson shut down Saint Louis, tossing a two-hit, complete game victory as the University of Louisville baseball team edged the Billikens 2-1 Saturday.
Jackson (4-3) picked up his second complete-game win of the season, limiting the Bills(10-14, 2-9) to a double in the first and a single in the second. He walked three, hit two batters and three reached on errors.
At one point, Jackson retired 12 straight and struck out the 2-3-4 hitters in the lineup in order in the eighth on called third strikes.
Saint Louis third baseman Don Rogers doubled home a run in the top of the first to give the Billikens an early 1-0 lead, but senior Josh Bolen answered with a solo home run to right field in the bottom of the first to tie the game at one.
Freshman Boomer Whiting walked on four pitches to lead off the third and advanced to second on a sac bunt by second baseman Nick Haley. Dave Williams Jr. then stepped to the plate and doubled to the gap in right, giving the Cards (18-10, 6-5) the only other run they would need.
Ben Hutton (0-5) took the loss, also going the distance, giving up five hits and two walks for SLU.
Williams was 2 for 3 with the game winning RBI for the Cards.
The teams will meet for the rubber game of the series Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium. Admission and parking are free. The game can be heard on WAVG 1450 AM in Louisville.