Week five weekend highlights: University of Louisville

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The University of Louisville finished the weekend 2-1 against Ball State. Sunday’s game was moved to Saturday as part of a doubleheader due to fear of bad weather in the River City. The Cards split the Saturday doubleheader. Take a look at some weekend highlights from UofL below:

  • Wright over .400 on the season: Sophomore shortstop Ryan Wright raised his batting average to .405 on the season with a 6-9 weekend. Wright launched his third home run of the season Friday and added three RBI and three runs scored on the weekend. The shortstop sat out the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader.
  • Wunderlich goes deep three times: Senior infielder Phil Wunderlich launched three home runs on the weekend, bringing his season total to nine long balls. On the year Wunderlich is batting .375 with nine home runs, 27 RBI and 20 runs scored. The senior slugger went 0-4 in the series finale.
  • The necessary information: Junior right-handed pitcher Thomas Royse picked up his fourth win of the season Friday but allowed seven runs in six and two-third innings. Junior left-handed pitcher Dean Kiekhefer was lights out with seven innings of one-run ball in game one Saturday for his second win. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Tony Zych took the loss in game two Saturday, while junior reliever Neil Holland picked up his four save Friday.

Wunderlich’s two bombs lead UofL to 16th win

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University of Louisville senior first baseman Phil Wunderlich homered twice and drove in four to lead the Cards to an 11-7 win over Ball State Friday. Sophomore designated hitter Ryan Wright was 3-5 with one home run, two RBI and three runs scored. Redshirt sophomore right fielder Stewart Ijames also homered and drove in two. Junior right-handed pitcher Thomas Royse earned his fourth win of the season after allowing seven runs, four of which were earned, in six and two-third innings. Junior right-handed reliever Neil Holland tallied his fourth save after pitching two scoreless innings to close the game. UofL improved to 16-1 on the season. (Box Score) BluGrass Baseball POG: Phil Wunderlich — The senior slugger was 4-5 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored in game one of a three-game series. Wunderlich now has seven home runs and 25 RBI on the season.

Weekend Schedule: Week Five (March 19)

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Conference play starts for UK this weekend, one week after WKU started Sun-Belt play and one week before UofL start its Big East schedule.  Check out the composite schedule below with information about where you can listen or watch the games. Gametracker links will take you to the livestream of the radio broadcast. I’ve also included each teams probable starting pitcher and Baseball America ranking in parentheses when applicable. Clicking on each team’s name will take you to the university’s preview of the series. University of Louisville (9)

  • Friday — vs. Ball State — 3:00 p.m. — RHP Thomas Royse (3-0, 0.74) — Gametracker
  • Saturday — vs. Ball State — 1:00 p.m. — LHP Dean Kiekhefer (1-1, 4.95) — Gametracker
  • Sunday — vs Ball State — 1:00 p.m. — RHP Tony Zych (1-0, 9.64) — Gametracker

University of Kentucky (22)

  • Friday — vs. Ole Miss (21) — 6:30 p.m. — LHP Logan Darnell (3-0, 2.17) — Gametracker
  • Saturday — vs. Ole Miss (21) — 1:00 p.m. — LHP Taylor Rogers (3-0, 4.30) — Gametracker
  • Sunday — vs. Ole Miss (21) — 1:00 p.m. — RHP Alex Meyer (3-2, 7.29) — Gametracker

Western Kentucky University

  • Friday — @ Virginia Commonwealth — 6:00 p.m. (CT) — RHP Matt Ridings (3-0, 4.76)
  • Saturday — @ Virginia Commonwealth — 2:00 p.m. (CT) — RHP Shane Cameron (1-1, 6.41)
  • Sunday — @ Virginia Commonwealth — 11:00 a.m. (CT) — LHP Tanner Perkins (2-1, 3.10)

Murray State University

  • Friday — vs. Mid-Continent — 1:00 p.m. (CT)
  • Friday — vs. Mid-Continent — GM 2
  • Saturday — vs. Mid-Continent — 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Eastern Kentucky University

  • Friday — vs. BGSU — 2:00 p.m. — RHP Stephen Hefler (1-0, 6.60) — Live Stats
  • Saturday — vs. BGSU — 2:00 p.m. — LHP Paul Duncan (1-1, 5.40)
  • Sunday — vs. BGSU — 2:00 p.m. — RHP Anthony Bazzani (1-2, 8.44)

Morehead State University

  • Friday — vs. IPFW — 3:00 p.m. — RHP Jeff Arnold (1-0, 9.00) — Live Stats
  • Saturday — vs. IPFW — 1:00 p.m. — RHP Michael Bottoms (1-1, 6.38) — Live Stats
  • Saturday — vs. IPFW — GM 2 —
  • Sunday — vs. IPFW — RHP Quentin Morgan (2-1, 7.50) —  12:00 p.m. — Live Stats