Marcus Nidiffer; Photo: UK Athletics
Links to Athletic Department recaps of Tuesday games:
- The University of Louisville (11) rallied for an 8-7 win over Evansville with two runs in the top of the ninth inning. Senior infielder Phil Wunderlich and redshirt sophomore outfielder Stewart Ijames both homered for the Cards. Junior right-handed closer Neil Holland earned his third win of the season. (Box Score)
- Home runs from junior shortstop Taylor Black, sophomore right fielder Cory Farris and senior catcher Marcus Nidiffer led the University of Kentucky to a 11-6 win over Xavier. Redshirt junior right-handed pitcher Nick Kennedy picked up his first win of the season in relief. (Box Score)
- Senior shortstop Drew Lee broke the Morehead State University record for career runs scored in a 20-15 victory over Indiana. Six different Eagles tallied at least three hits in the game, and five launched a home run. Sophomore outfielder Cameron Flynn drove in six runs in the game. (Box Score)
- Sophomore left-handed pitcher Greg Terry earned the win after allowing three runs in six innings, and junior third baseman Jayson Langfels was a perfect 2-2 with two runs scored and a walk in Eastern Kentucky University‘s 7-3 win over Miami (OH). Senior catcher Joey Stevens slugged his second home run of the season. (Box Score)
The week six baseball schedule gets under way this afternoon with four of six division one Kentucky schools in action. WKU and Murray State take center stage on Wednesday with the week’s only intrastate matchup.
- Murray State University vs. Western Kentucky University (21) — 3:00 p.m. (CT) — TBA vs. Brian Edelen (3-0, 0.49)
- EKU @ Miami (OH) — 6:00 p.m. — Live Stats — RHP Alex Rextroat (1-0, 5.54)
The University of Louisville moved to 12-0 Tuesday by using a four-run eighth inning rally to put away border rival Indiana 9-7. The Cards were led by senior infielder Phil Wunderlich, who was 3-4 with two home runs and five RBI. His two-run blast in the eighth inning tied the game before freshman Cade Stallings drove in the go-ahead run. Junior right-handed reliever Gabriel Shaw earned the win after giving up one run in two innings, and junior righty Neil Holland recorded the save with a scoreless ninth.
Senior shortstop Adam Duvall and redshirt sophomore right fielder Stewart Ijames each drove in one run for the Cards. Freshman second baseman Kyle Grieshaber, batting leadoff in place of injured outfielder Josh Richmond, scored twice in the game. Redshirt freshman right-handed starting pitcher Justin Amlung took a no decision after allowing three runs in five innings. (Box Score)
BluGrass Baseball POG: Phil Wunderlich — The senior slugger narrowly missed being named the state player of the week for his performance in week three but did pick up Big East player of the week honors. After a two-home run, five RBI performance Tuesday, Wunderlich looks well on his way to defending that title and earning his first BluGrass Baseball player of the week honor.