It's been a big two weeks for Danny Rosenbaum.
The junior first baseman for the University of Louisville baseball team had a home run to help the Cardinals' in the NCAA Tournament Regional last weekend and on Sunday came up big again.
Rosenbaum, who normally only plays on days when Brendan McKay starts on the mound, went 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI as the Cardinals pounded out 16 hits and ran away from Fullerton 9-3 before 4,547 fans at Jim Patterson Stadium.
"That's hard to do when you don't play every day," U of L senior Zach Lucas said. "But that's two weeks in a row that Danny has been huge for us. He's really come through when we needed him."
Rosenbaum is 6-for-9 with three runs scored and an RBI in four NCAA Tournament games. He hit the home run against Michigan last Saturday with the Cardinals trailing in the contest.
On Sunday, he got things going in the second with a single that drove in Lucas with the first run of the game. He started a four-run sixth inning with a double and scored on Devon Hairston's RBI single.
"I just try and do what I can do when the team needs me," Rosenbaum said. "I know I'm not going to play every day and that's fine. I just have to make sure I do my job when I called upon."
Rosenbaum, who had just four hits in the 12 games prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament, is tied with Logan Taylor at .667 in leading the team in hitting in the NCAAs.
"The last two years have been different, I felt like I should be playing and I was looking at my batting average and wondering," Rosenbaum said. "But I was behind Grant Kay last year and he was a really good player and my freshman year was (Zak) Wassermen and then this year I was thinking OK I'm a junior now.
"But (Brendan) McKay is an absolute stud. Sometimes I have to look up and see what type of player that I am playing behind. There's no doubt I just have to take advantage when I get an opportunity."