Louisville vs. Vandy in Super Regional

The University of Louisville baseball team is headed to the NCAA Super Regional this weekend in Nashville, Tenn. Here are a few notebook items from Cardinal Authority on the baseball team heading into Super Regional play.

VANDY IT WILL BE

The University of Louisville had to wait an extra 24 hours to find out its opponent in the NCAA Super Regional this coming weekend.

But the Cardinals will face Vanderbilt.

The Commodores, the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, made it to the Super Regionals on Monday night with a 7-1 win over Georgia Tech after losing to the Yellowjackets on Sunday night in Nashville.

Vandy will now host Louisville in the Super Regional that will begin on Saturday. The game on Saturday will be played at 3 p.m. with a Sunday game at 4 o'clock and a third game, if necessary, on Monday at 7 p.m.

The series is another matchup of the recent rivalry that has been created with the two programs, including five matchups in postseason play.

The Cardinals are just 4-22 against the Commodores and have lost five in a row but did beat Vandy in the 2009 regional final. U of L also then beat Vandy in the second game of the regional in '10 but lost back-to-back games to the Commodores and saw the season end at their hands.

The two teams have played six years in a row, including April 23 when Vandy came to Jim Patterson Stadium and won 10-2. It was the final loss for U of L before a 16-game winning streak to end the regular-season.

TICKET INFORMATION

A limited number of tickets are available for the Super Regional at a cost of $65 for all three games in Nashville.

Tickets will be first available to Cardinal Athletic Fund members until 9 a.m. on Wednesday either in person at the U of L ticket office at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium or through the my Cardinal account website.

Any remaining tickets will be available to the public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the Papa John's ticket office.

CARDS CLOSING IN ON RECORD

When Vandy beat the Cardinals in the '10 regional, the loss ended the best single-season wins total in school history at 50.

U of L is now 49-12 and is one win from tying that mark.

U of L has won 19 of the past 21 games and has a 34-5 record at home this season in Jim Patterson Stadium.

RECORDS WATCH

Several U of L players are closing in on career or single-season records in the Cardinals' record books, including Chad Green.

The junior pitcher has a career ERA of 2.22 and is currently tops on the school's all-time list for career ERA. Justin Marks held the previous record at 2.77 during his career from 2010-12.

Nick Ratajczak and Ty Young are both in the top five for hit by pitches. Ratajczak, who was just at U of L for two years, ranks third with 46 and Young is fifth with 42 after the weekend. The all-time leader is Logan Johnson at 74.

Junior Nick Burdi has 15 career saves and is tied for fifth all-time, just four behind Neil Holland for the school-record with 19.

Reliever Cody Ege has pitched in 34 games and is tied for second on the single-season list for pitching appearances. Trystan Magnuson had 37 in 2007.

Young is tied for fourth on the single-season list for triples with seven, just three behind the leaders Rob Newman and Don Kopriva with 10.


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