May 13, 2012
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With Sunday's win, the Cardinals improved to 24-8 this season at home and are 179-69 (.721 winning percentage) all-time at Jim Patterson Stadium since it opened in April 2005.
Louisville became the first BIG EAST team to win a series against St. John's this season.
The Cardinals improved to 35-2 this season when leading after the seventh inning.
Sunday marked just the seventh time in 16 games this season Louisville has won when its opponent scores first.
The Cardinals are 20-2 this season when hitting at least one home run.
The six stolen bases on Sunday were a season-high for the Cardinals and the most since they had seven in a win against Evansville on March 3, 2010.
The Cardinals were out-hit 9-8 on Sunday marking just the fifth time in 15 games this season they have won when being out-hit.
Senior Stewart Ijames hit his 45th career home run, which moved him into sole possession of sixth all-time at Louisville.
With his two RBI on Sunday, Ijames moved into sole possession of third on the Cards' career list with 203. He is just 15 behind career RBI leader Chris Dominguez (218).
Overall, Ijames leads the Cardinals in home runs (12) and RBI (56) this season.
Sophomore Adam Engel had two stolen bases on Sunday, his eighth multiple stolen base game this season. Overall, he leads the Cardinals with 30 stolen bases in 31 attempts this season.
The 6.2 innings pitched for freshman righty Jared Ruxer marked his second longest outing of the season and clinched his second straight Sunday win.
The save for sophomore lefty Cole Sturgeon was his second of the season and the second in his last three outings.
After Sunday's action, Louisville (16-8) is tied for second in the BIG EAST standings with USF, one game behind first-place St. John's (17-7). Seton Hall is fourth at 15-9 while UConn is fifth at 14-10 with just three BIG EAST games left in the regular season race.
Prior to Sunday's game, the mothers of the Louisville baseball seniors threw out the ceremonial first pitches, a Mother's Day tradition for U of L baseball.