U of L baseball downs Purdue 9-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The University of Louisville baseball team scored five runs in the final two innings on Sunday and downed Purdue 9-4 in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge on Sunday at Al Lang Stadium. The Cardinals finish the opening weekend of the season with a 2-1 record and now host Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday.

The University of Louisville baseball team is now 2-1 on the season after scoring five runs in the final two innings on Sunday.

The late offensive output helped push the Cardinals past Purdue 9-4 in the final game of the Big East/Big Ten Challenge at Al Lang Stadium.

Sophomore shortstop Sutton Whiting finished the game 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while junior center fielder Adam Engel had two hits, a stolen base and two RBIs. Danny Rosenbaum had two hits and two runs scored.

Whiting's RBI single in the eighth gave the Cardinals the go-ahead run.

Freshman pitcher Anthony Kidston pitched three innings in relief of starter Jared Ruxer and picked up the victory. Kidston pitched three innings of shutout ball with five strikeouts, while allowing only one walk and no hits.

Cody Ege and Nick Burdi each pitched one scoreless inning after Kidston.

Whiting had a sensational weekend, going 5-for-10 at the plate with three RBIs, three runs and three walks. Nick Ratajczak has now hit safely in eight straight games, dating back to last season.

The Cardinals will host Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

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