After defeating Bowling Green in round one and topping a difficult Miami squad 6-4 on Saturday evening, the 8th-ranked Cardinals have advanced an NCAA Regional Final for the fifth time in seven years. Top-seed Louisville will face the winner of the Miami-Oklahoma State elimination game on Sunday at Patterson Stadium.
Dan McDonnell's squad finds itself in a position that a win on Sunday advances Louisville to the Super Regional. A loss would bring an elimination game on Monday evening in the double elimination format.
"Everybody wants to be in this position, but it doesn't guarantee anything," McDonnell said following Saturday's action.
Louisville defeated Miami and Oklahoma State during it's run to the 2007 College World Series and could face the same task should the Cowboys defeat the Hurricanes on Sunday.
"We are going to face Miami or Oklahoma State and I've said all week long, they're two great programs. They are going to be coming off a win and feeling good. We are going to have to regroup, show up super focused [on Sunday] and make sure that we are hungry."
The Cardinals will send junior righty Dace Kime to the mound on Sunday. Kime (5-1) has started seven games this season and has struck out 27 in his last 21 innings of work.
Louisville has now won 18 of it's last 20 outings.
First pitch is scheduled for 4:00p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU and the radio broadcast is available locally on 1570 AM.
Tickets are on sale at the stadium for $12 (chair backs) and $8 (general admission).