Louisville Baseball: Weekly Notebook

Cardinal Authority's weekly notebook on University of Louisville baseball includes a few notes on the future schedule and more...

Instruction Continues

While the fall ball season is over for team work, the players will continue to participate in individual instruction during the next few weeks.

The players have utilized the Trager Indoor Facility to work on speed training and frequently spend time in the Howard Schnellenberger Complex weight room improving overall strength and conditioning.

Rivalry Continues

After playing Indiana three times during the regular season in 2014, the Cardinals and Hoosiers will face each other just once in 2015.

Louisville will make the short trip to Bloomington, Ind., on Tuesday, March 24.

The Hoosiers swept the series last season, have won four straight and six of the last seven meetings between the two nationally-ranked programs.

This season's match-up will be unique in that former long-time Dan McDonnell assistant Chris Lemonis is in his rookie season at IU.

More Big 10 on Schedule

Louisville also continues series will other Big 10 Conference opponents, as Ohio State and Purdue will be on the 2014-15 schedule.

Purdue, which lost 3-1 to the Cardinals in 2014, visit Jim Patterson Stadium on Tuesday, March 17.

Louisville will also play a mid-week game against Ohio State. The Cardinals will visit Bill Davis Stadium in Columbus on Tuesday, April 15.

The Cardinals defeated the Buckeyes 7-2 at Jim Patterson Stadium in 2014 and have won nine straight against the Big 10 foe. U of L leads the overall series 10-3.

Toppers Visit

Louisville also continues it's annual series with Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers travel Louisville on Tuesday, April 21.

The two programs met twice last season, including a trip to Bowling Green, with the Cardinals winning each.

Additional Schedule Notes

The program will officially release the 2015 schedule in the coming weeks.

The annual Battle of the Barrel between Vanderbilt and Louisville is set for May 5 at Jim Patterson Stadium.

Louisville will host Miami of Ohio for a single mid-week game in March.

For even more on the pending 2015 schedule, visit last weeks notebook by clicking here.

Two-Way Success

Freshman two-way talent Brendan McKay, who arrived on campus as a highly decorated lefty pitcher, was equally impressive at the plate in his first semester hitting .448 with four doubles, eight RBI and 11 walks in 41 plate appearances and 12 games.

McKay is a 6-1, 200-pound left-handed pitcher from Beaver Falls, Pa., Blackhawk High School.

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