Gardewine Suffers Loss, Green Pitches Well For Louisville


Published on April 8 2013 12:47 pm
Last Updated on April 8 2013 12:47 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Kaskaskia went 1-2 over the weekend against league leader Wabash Valley.

In Game 1 KC lost 7-4. Effingham graduate Nick Gardewine took the loss and is now 4-2 on the season.

In Game 2 KC won 4-2 and Game 3 lost 5-3.  KC is 10-5 in the GRAC conference and 15-8 overall.

Louisville Baseball

CINCINNATI, Ohio - Senior second baseman Nick Ratajczak finished with a season-high four hits to go with two RBI and two runs scored to lead the ninth-ranked Louisville baseball team to a series-opening 8-3 win at Cincinnati Friday night at Marge Schott Stadium.

With the victory, the Cardinals improved to 23-6 overall and 5-2 in BIG EAST Conference action, while the host Bearcats dropped to 11-16 on the season and 1-6 in league games. The two teams will continue their series on Saturday in the inaugural Reds Collegiate Invitational at Great American Ballpark, which is set to begin at approximately 4 p.m., ET or 30 minutes following the completion of the Reds' home game against the Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m. The weekend finale with the Bearcats is set for a 1 p.m., first pitch back on campus at Marge Schott Stadium.

Ratajczak (Joliet, Ill./Gulf Coast CC) finished 4-for-6 at the plate as the Cardinals out-hit the Bearcats 15-7 overall. The 15 hits for Louisville were the most since they had 16 against USC on March 19. Ratajczak was one of five Cardinals with multiple hits. Junior third baseman Ty Young (Coatesville, Pa./Malvern Prep) was 2-for-5 with a triple, an RBI and two runs and junior outfielder Coco Johnson (Benton Harbor, Mich./Central Arizona) finished 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and run. Freshman designated hitter Danny Rosenbaum (Lafayette Hill, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh HS) added two hits, including a double, and a run scored and sophomore shortstop Sutton Whiting (New Wilmington, Pa./Louisville Ballard HS) chipped in with two hits, two runs and a stolen base.

On the mound, the Cardinals allowed only one earned run behind a solid start from junior righty Chad Green (Effingham, Ill./Effingham HS), who allowed only two unearned runs on three hits with three strikeouts in 4.2 innings. Following Green was junior lefty Cody Ege (Cherokee, Iowa/Washington HS), who entered the game with two on and two outs in a two-run contest and promptly struck out leftfielder Justin Glass to end the inning. Ege was credited with the win to improve to 1-1 on the season.

Junior righty Jeff Thompson pitched seven shutout innings while junior designated hitter Jeff Gardner was 2-for-3 with three RBI as the No. 9 Louisville baseball team earned a 4-1 win over Cincinnati in the inaugural Reds Collegiate Invitational on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.

Junior Ty Young was 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to lead the ninth-ranked Louisville baseball team to a 7-4 road win at Cincinnati Sunday afternoon at Marge Schott Stadium and complete the weekend sweep.

With their second straight BIG EAST series sweep and the fifth weekend sweep overall this season, the Cardinals improved to 25-6 overall and 7-2 in conference action, while the host Bearcats dropped to 11-18 on the season and 1-8 in league games. Sunday marked the seventh straight win for Louisville over Cincinnati and the 18th in the last 22 games.