U of L Baseball: Weekly notebook

The University of Louisville baseball team has been to the College World Series two years in a row. Cardinal Authority presents a notebook of items from around the Cardinals' baseball program.


University of Louisville baseball commitment Bryan Hoeing had a solid showing on Saturday night in Wrigley Field as part of the Under Armour All-American game.

Hoeing, a senior-to-be at Batesville, Ind., High School, faced four batters in his one inning of work. One reached on an error and he retired the other three batters, including a strike out to end the inning.

The 6-foot-6 Hoeing is a member of the Class of 2016 and is the reigning Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference Player of the Year.


Many of the current U of L baseball players had solid summers, including four with the Vermont Mountaineers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

The Mountaineers' top two hitters were Colin Lyman and Blake Tiberi, while Nick Solak and pitcher Robert Strader also helped Vermont. The Mountaineers lost earlier this month in the Northern Division finals of the NECBL.

Lyman, an outfielder who played as a true freshman last season for U of L, hit .379 in 23 games for the Mountaineers. He had 22 hits in 58 at-bats with 14 runs and seven RBIs.

Tiberi, who was a redshirt last season with the Cardinals, led the league for much of the summer in hitting. He batted .372 in 38 games. Tiberi had 42 hits in 113 at-bats with 22 runs scored, seven doubles and 13 RBIs.

Solak hit .275 in 24 games, while Strader pitched seven games and went 1-2 with one save. He had eight strikeouts and allowed 11 hits in 13 innings pitched.

Also in the NECL league, Jonah Philley went 1-2 with one save and a 1.65 ERA in 10 games for the North Adams SteepleCats. He struck out 10 but walked 11 batters in 16.1 innings.


U of L sophomore outfielder Logan Taylor tore it up in the Coastal Plain League for the High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms.

In 22 games, Taylor hit .425 with 34 hits and 20 runs scored in 80 at-bats. He had 11 RBIs and was 14 of 16 in stolen bases.

Taylor had the highest batting average in the league for anyone with 18 or more games.

Pitcher Jordan Simons went 2-4 in 10 games for the Hi-Toms, allowing 30 hits and 21 runs but striking out 42 in 40 innings. He finished with a 3.65 ERA for the Hi-Toms.


Sophomore Michael Bollmar, who only played in one game last season, led the Lexington Hustlers of the Great Lakes Summer League in batting.

Bollmar hit .313 with 30 hits and 21 runs scored in 96 at-bats. He had four home runs, five doubles and 13 RBIs.

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