Posted: 10:25 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2013
By Mike Rutherford
Dan McDonnell's 300th career win was also the Louisville baseball team's 12th in a row, a streak which is the third-longest in program history.
The Cards took care of Connecticut 3-1 on Sunday, a win which wrapped up a three-game sweep in which U of L outscored the Huskies 17-1. Louisville will look to equal the 13-game winning streak achieved by the 2010 team when they take on Ohio State Tuesday night in Columbus. The longest win streak in program history is 20, a mark which was set in the 1950s.
A solid performance by Dace Kime in Sunday's finale capped a dominant week for the Cardinal pitching staff, which allowed just four runs on 21 hits in five games and 45 innings. That's good for an ERA of 0.80. U of L finished with 47 strikeouts and just seven walks during their 5-0 week. The week lowered Louisville staff's season ERA to a sparkling 2.40.
After Tuesday's tilt with the Buckeyes, the Cardinals will end the regular season by hosting a three-game set with Pittsburgh. If that alone wasn't enough to interest you...
|Seton Hall||16||5||0||.762||33||16||0||.673||10-0||W 12|
|Notre Dame||9||12||0||.429||29||21||0||.580||5-5||W 1|
|St. John's||9||12||0||.429||22||31||0||.415||3-7||L 1|
Yep. The Panthers and Cards are essentially battling it out for a Big East championship. It's a pretty simple scenario for Louisville: Beat Pitt three times and you're the conference champ, beat Pitt twice and you're sharing the title, anything less and you're not heading to Clearwater with the No. 1 seed.
Big week, fellas. Get it done.