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LouisvilleKY’s College World Series Run Ends with 3-2 Loss to Vanderbilt

Story and photos from GoCards.com OMAHA, Neb. – The 2019 season came to a close for the Louisville baseball team on Friday night with a 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt in the NCAA College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The Cardinals finish the year with a 51-18 overall record, tied for the second-most victories in program history. UofL made its deepest run into the postseason in program history, winning a pair of games in Omaha and finishing as one of the last four teams in the country remaining. “I think your hope as a coach is that the kids buy…


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Jody Davis Returns to LouisvilleKY as Bats Manager

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Cincinnati Reds have announced that Jody Davis will manage the Louisville Bats for the 2019 season, becoming the 21st manager in franchise history. Davis compiled a 69-68 record in 2018 as manager of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, then Double-A affiliate of the Reds. Davis returns to Louisville after spending two seasons as hitting coach for the Bats under managerDelino DeShields from 2016-17. Returning to the Louisville coaching staff for 2019 are pitching coach Jeff Fassero, who returns for his fourth season, hitting coach Leon “Bull” Durham, returning for his second season, as well as bench coach Dick Schofield, who took over as Bats manager on…


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LouisvilleKY Baseball to Open NCAA Championship at Lubbock Regional

Story and photo from gocards.com   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the first time since 2012, the University of Louisville baseball team will open the NCAA Championship away from home as the 21st-ranked Cardinals were assigned to the Lubbock Regional and a first round game against Kent State, the NCAA Selection Committee announced on Monday. No. 2 seeded Louisville (43-17) and No. 3 Kent State (39-16) will play Friday at 7 p.m., ET at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park on the campus of Texas Tech University. The No. 9 national seed and host Red Raiders (39-17) will open the Lubbock…


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Sign-ups for LouisvilleKy’s Parks youth baseball, softball leagues underway

  Louisville, KY., – After a successful inaugural season in 2017, Louisville Parks and Recreation will again be operating youth baseball and softball leagues at Wyandotte Park in south Louisville for children ages 6-18. Sign-ups are available online now at this link. Tee ball ($20 entry fee) will be available for children ages 6 and under. Softball and baseball league ($40 entry fee) divisions are as follows: ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18. In addition to the cost of joining the league, entry fees cover the cost of the uniform and rental of a glove if necessary. Player sign-ups…


Wilson Picks Up Louisville Slugger Brand Rights, Factory Stays Here

From Louisville Slugger. . . Historic agreement brings together two century-old, storied American brands at the forefront of innovating, shaping and growing diamond sports on the global stage Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY – This is a historic day in the baseball and softball business. Wilson®, the Official Glove of Major League Baseball® (MLB) will now take the field with Louisville Slugger®, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball. Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports Corporation, and Louisville Slugger, a division of Hillerich & Bradsby, Co., (H&B), announced today that Wilson has acquired global brand, sales and…


Better to Talk Bats and Bourbon

This week’s Rusty Satellite Show gave me a chance to visit the Derby Museum for a mid-afernoon bourbon tasting. Fred Minnick definitely knows his whiskey, and it got him a cool new job over there as “bourbon Authority.” The Derby Museum, attempting to capitalize on the popularity of bourbon, has created a special room for Fred’s bourbon education classes, which ought to be fun for all those tourists more curious about drinking than horses. My other guest is an old friend – Rick Redman. We’ve had a good time accepting compliments for each other for many years. He does PR…


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Moneyball Much More Than a Baseball Movie

You don’t have to like baseball, or Brad Pitt, to like the new movie “Moneyball.” I read Michael Lewis’ book about the revolution in the way baseball players are analyzed a few years back, and never imagined it as a movie. It was all numbers and analytics, and tucked away in there was a nice little story about Billy Beane’s decision to take a completely new approach to building the cash-poor Oakland A’s. Much like another movie adapted from a Lewis book, “The Blind Side,” “Moneyball” the movie uses statistics as a sidebar to telling a story about revolutionary game-changers…


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Louisville Softball and Baseball Face a Crucial Weekend

This weekend brings huge match ups for both the Cardinal Softball and Baseball team. Softball Hosts NCAA Regional Last weekend saw the rise of the Lady Cards as they used their home field in the Big East Championships to reach the final. Along the way Louisville was able to knock off the number one-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but fell short to Syracuse in a 1-0 affair.   The run in the tourney was enough to propel the (36-18) Cards to a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The selection committee also picked Louisville to host the Regional that includes Jacksonville…


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Cards Lose to Kentucky 3-2, Continues Early Disappointment

Cardinal Baseball entered 2011 with top 25 ranking and a great shot at a three-peat as Big East Champions. Yet, ever since returning from their West Coast road trip last month, they haven’t been the same team. Louisville entered the Tuesday night clash with the Wildcats hoping to right the ship. They didn’t start off that way, with the Cats quickly scoring two runs in the top of of the first inning. UofL once again struggled to over take the early deficit. The Wildcats should have increased their lead stranding runners in scoring position on three separate occasions. Sophomore rightie…