BluGrass Baseball Wednesday Review: Week 12


Recaps from Wednesday Kentucky college baseball action:

  • No. 9 University of Louisville finished a two-game sweep of Ohio State University with a 10-8 win in Ohio Wednesday. Sophomore shortstop Ryan Wright led the Cards with a 3-5 performance. He drove in three runs and scored once. Senior third baseman Phil Wunderlich took the state lead in home runs with his 18th long ball of the season. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Derek Self remained unbeaten in his career with the win, moving to 7-0 on the season following a 7-0 freshman campaign in 2009. Junior closer Neil Holland pitched the final two innings to record his state-leading 12th save. (Box Score)
  • Playing for the first time in over a week, Eastern Kentucky University defeated Ohio 11-10 in dramatic fashion with a sacrifice fly from junior center fielder Richie Allen in the ninth inning. (See video above) Allen tallied three hits in the game, and senior first baseman Anthony Ottrando was 3-5 with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored. Sophomore shortstop Richie Rodriguez also homered for the Colonels. Freshman right-handed pitcher Ryne Purcell recorded the win after surrendering one run in the top of the ninth inning. (Box Score)

Hitter of the day: SS Richie Rodriguez (EKU)

  • Stats: 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB
  • Honorable Mention: Anthony Ottrando (EKU), Richie Allen (EKU), Phil Wunderlich (UofL), Ryan Wright (UofL), Drew Haynes (UofL)

Pitcher of the day: RHP Neil Holland (UofL)

  • Stats: 1 Sv, 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Honorable Mention: Derek Self (UofL), Greg Terry (EKU)

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