April 27, 2012
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With Friday's win, Louisville owns an 11-7 lead in the all-time series with Connecticut.
The Cardinals improved to 21-6 at home this season and are 176-67 all-time at Jim Patterson Stadium since it opened in April 2005.
The shutout on Friday was the third of the season for the Cardinals and the first since the 12-0 win at Kentucky on April 10.
Friday marked the 13th time this season the Cardinals have held an opponent to five hits or less in a game and it marks the second straight game.
The Cardinals improved to 30-0 this season when leading after the seventh inning.
Louisville is 24-5 this season when scoring first.
With the win, junior Justin Amlung improved to 22-7 during his career as a Cardinal and is tied for second on Louisville's career win list with Brian Bentley (1997-2000).
With his six strikeouts on Friday, Amlung now has 210 in his career, which ranks eighth all-time at Louisville.
With his 2-for-5 outing on Friday, sophomore Cole Sturgeon extended his career-best hitting streak to 10 games.
Sturgeon leads the Cardinals with 16 multiple hit games this season.
Junior Nick Ratajczak was hit by two pitches on Friday taking his team-leading total to 20, the third highest single season total in school history.
After Friday's action, is tied for second in the BIG EAST Conference standings at 11-5 with Connecticut and USF. With a doubleheader sweep of Notre Dame on Friday, St. John's now sits atop the league race with a 13-4 record.
To kick off the Cardinals' "Louisville Legends Weekend" on Friday, three members of U of L's 1957 team - OF Mario Cheppo, C Dale Orem and OF Ken Porco - threw out the ceremonial first pitches. The 1957 squad was Louisville's first undefeated team at 15-0 and the Cardinals are celebrating the 55th anniversary of that season this weekend.