April 18, 2004
LOUISVILLE, KY - Senior Mark Jurich homered twice Sunday, but it was not enough as Charlotte defeated the University of Louisville 8-5, taking 2 of 3 in the weekend series.
Charlotte logged an unearned run in the first to take a 1-0 lead.
A solo home run by 49er third baseman Brian Scafe upped the lead to 2-0, and an RBI single by Tommy Bowker gave the Niners(16-17, 6-9) a 3-0 advantage.
Adam Williard and Bowker combined for back-to-back, two-out doubles in the fourth for a 4-0 edge.
Jurich opened the fourth with his seventh home run of the season, a solo shot to right center, making it 4-1 Niners.
Charlotte got the run back on a sac fly by Cory Lane to regain a four-run margin, and plated three more in the sixth to take an 8-1 lead.
Daniel Burton and Logan Johnson opened the Cardinal(19-16, 8-7) sixth with back-to-back doubles of their own, making it 8-2, and Burton singled home two more in the seventh, cutting it to 8-4.
Jurich belted his second home run of the game and eighth of the season high into the seats in right to open the ninth, to make it 8-5, but the Cardinal rally ended there.
Louisville starter B.J. Rosenberg (1-3) took the loss, tossing 4.0 innings and allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits and two walks, striking out four.
Skylar Meade was touched for three runs on five hits in an inning and a third and Jon Harbridge retired one batter, giving up a run on two hits and a walk.
Scott Jenkins struck out one, retiring all ten batters he faced to close out the game.
Charlotte senior Zachary Treadway(2-5) earned the win, twirling 6.1 innings and allowing four runs, three earned on five hits and four walks. He struck out seven.
Julian Sides notched the save with 2.2 innings of relief, surrendering a run on two hits, fanning three.
The Cardinals lead off the ninth inning with a home run in each of the three games in the series.
Jurich was 2 for 3 with a pair of walks, scoring three times and driving in two with his two home runs.
Burton went 3 for 5 with two doubles and two driven in on the afternoon.
Louisville will host Evansville on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. ET, and Xavier on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. ET at Cardinal Stadium, where admission and parking are free.