Every weekend in NCAA Louisville Regional Baseballthe home team had touted its improved flexibility.
The Louisville baseball team has referred to its blizzard this season. to me The threat of a bomb I waited on a Sunday afternoon; For his ability to rally late, with 19 wins from behind in the regular season.
So what is Monday’s little weather delay? What is a blown bullet with which to fight again?
Not enough to keep these Cardinals out of the grand regional tour.
Cameron Masterman The eighth inning capped last four in the eighth inning, and Louisville overcame Michigan to win 11-9 at Jim Patterson Stadium.
This was Masterman’s fourth home in the area – he finished a five-game stint where he went 8-for-19 with six runs, scored nine RBI and six extra hits – and the most dramatic.
The player signs the ball to the child who recovers it and allows him to keep the trophy.
“Maybe this is a special moment for this kid,” Masterman said. “That moment is special for me (without the ball). I will probably remember this thing for the rest of my life.”
The home race helped propel Louisville to the NCAA regional super for the ninth time in the school’s history and maintains its hopes of a sixth College World Series appearance.
Louisville will open Super Regional Play either Friday or Saturday of this week and will play against the top three series Texas A&M At the regional college station. Game days and times will be announced.
Souvenir or not, the Masterman can remember his explosion as a symbol of a team that showed dozens of their seasonal spirit on the regional tour.
“It’s not supposed to be easy,” Louisville coach Dan McDonnell said afterwards.
And it wasn’t. It was on the cards (42-19-1) that he won this card.
Loss to Michigan on Saturday He put Louisville in a big hole, needing three wins to advance to the Wolverines. But the cards fought back to beat Oregon 8-5 on Sunday, then Michigan slammed 20-1 to hold Monday regional final.
Winning again proved to be a difficult task.
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Louisville jumped forward 7-2 after one round, but a rain delay of 1 hour 33 minutes in the third inning halted the game’s momentum, and Michigan snatched that up when play resumed.
The Wolverines (34-28) scored four runs in the fifth – most notably a run by catcher Jimmy Obertop – and two more in sixth, including one on Homer’s solo by second baseman Ted Burton.
After 9-7 entered the bottom of the eighth, the Cardinals rallied—and rode the controversy—into the role of a monster.
catcher Dalton Rushing He walked towards the outsiders, his striking eye Jack Payton He dug the second layer he saw from the left field wall. The rush advanced to third, but left-footed Clark Elliott hit the cutter man, who finished second.
Payton was safely judged, but the play was dangerously close and under review.
“I’m a spiritual person, but I don’t say a prayer or nothing,” McDonnell said, adding that during the review he tries to prepare himself for either outcome.
In this case, the call was put on hold, and Louisville was a life.
middle fielder levy point Followed by a singles field for the center field, and Masterson brought him home six pitches later with a push-line home to the left.
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closer cards Michael Prosky He gave up his double lead at the top of the ninth and then retired the Wolverines in order to finish the match.
It was a symbolic win in many ways for the season. Louisville has struggled so hard all year for Eliminate the taste of losing the NCAA Championship last seasonHe focused not only on getting closer as a team but on dealing with the adversities he faced, including the postponement of the match due to the bomb threat and all the victories that come from behind.
“(Monday’s match) she didn’t tell me anything,” Louisville athletic director Josh Heard For the newspaper “Courier-Journal” in the field afterwards. “I already knew that. These are these guys, they play for each other and they want another weekend together. That’s what they’re going to have, and hopefully, they get to have more weekends together.”