U of L baseball decks South Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Anthony Kidston and Drew Harrington combined to strike out 15 batters and allowed just five hits, while the Louisville offense had 10 hits including a two-run homer by Blake Tiberi as the Cardinals decked South Florida 7-3. The Cardinals are now 2-0 on the season and will play Cal-State Fullerton on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Drew Harrington picked up the win in relief, while Harrington and Anthony Kidston combined to strike out 15 batters and allow just five hits.

The solid pitching outing and some timely hitting allowed the Louisville baseball team to move to 2-0 with a 7-3 win over South Florida on Saturday night.

The Cardinals scored one in the second, four in the third and two in the fourth after USF had touched Kidston for two in the bottom of the first.

Kidston lasted 4.2 innings and allowed three hits and two runs, while striking out seven and walking five. Harrington (1-0) came in and finished it off with 4.2 innings, allowing just two hits and one unearned run. He struck out nine, including one span of six straight.

Nick Solak, Blake Tiberi and Colby Fitch each had two hits for the Cardinals with Tiberi getting a two-run home run in the fourth.

Fitch, who had hits in his first two career at-bats, had an RBI triple in the third, while Zach Lucas also had an RBI.

The Cardinals play Cal-State Fullerton on Sunday at 11 a.m.

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