No. 12 University of Louisville withstood a late University of Kentucky rally and scored four runs of its own in the bottom of the ninth to record a 10-9 walkoff win over the Cats. The Cards jumped out to a 5-3 lead after six innings and led 6-4 entering the ninth inning, but closer Neil Holland suffered a rare blown save after giving up five runs in the ninth. The Cats couldn’t hold the lead as freshman Zak Wasserman singled home sophomore Ryan Wright in the bottom of the ninth to cap the UofL rally.
Senior first baseman Phil Wunderlich was 4-4 with a home run, two runs scored and one RBI. Senior catcher Jeff Arnold and Wright both tallied three hits in the game for the Cards. Wright drove in two runs and scored twice. Holland recorded his seventh win of the season despite surrendering five runs in just one inning of work.
UK junior second baseman Chris Bisson was 2-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored, and the first four hitters in UK’s lineup were 9-20 in the game. Junior closer Matt Little took the loss after allowing four runs in one-third of an inning. Freshman right-handed pitcher Jordan Cooper held the Cards scoreless over the first three frames. (Box Score)
BluGrass Baseball POG: 3B Phil Wunderlich (UofL) — In a game that seemed at times like no one wanted to win, Wunderlich’s performance stood above the rest. The senior third baseman was 4-4 with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored. His ninth-inning single moved the eventual winning run into scoring position and all but put the Cats away with just one out in the inning.