Cardinals defeated Tigers 11-0 on Sunday afternoon

Cardinals defeated Tigers 11-0 on Sunday afternoon to sweep three game series

No. 4 Louisville picked up its second home sweep of the young season by pounding out 14 hits and receiving continued strong pitching to shutout Princeton 11-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Making his third start of 2016, lefty Drew Harrington scattered four hits and struck out seven in six shutout innings to improve to 2-1 overall.

The Cardinals (9-2) scoring began with two out in the second inning when catcher Will Smith started a rally with a single to left.  Sophomore shortstop Devin Hairston followed with a single, with Smith scoring on a Princeton error for the game's first run.  Junior outfielder Colin Lyman connected for a single up the middle to plate Hairston to give the home team a 2-0 lead.

Blake Tiberi drove a 2-2 pitch over the right field wall in the bottom of the third, also driving in Brendan McKay to give U of L a quick 4-0 advantage over the Tigers. The home run was the sophomore's second of the season.  Tiberi, who has a hit in all 11 games this season, currently leads the team with a .500 batting average and is second with 13 RBI.

Louisville plated three runs in both the fifth and seventh innings. In the fifth, another Smith drove in McKay and Solak. He later scored on another two-out RBI single from Hairston. Continuing with his hot bat, Tiberi opened the bottom of the seventh with a leadoff double and then scored after advancing on a pair of wild pitches.  Danny Rosenbaum doubled to left and scored on a fielders choice RBI from Lyman. Lyman capped a three-run seventh when Corey Ray hit a two-out pitch to left-center for a double and a 10-0 U of L lead.

Freshman Austin Clemons drove in his first career RBI when he hit a two-out single in the eighth to plate fellow rookie Devin Mann.

Will Smith finished 3-for-4, including a double, with a pair of RBI and two runs scored. Tiberi finished 2-for-4, a double and home run, to go with two RBI and two runs. Hairston also drove in two, finishing 2-of-3 at the plate with a run.

The Cardinals bullpen didn't give up a hit in three innings of work. Junior Shane Hummel struck out the side in the seventh. Both making their third appearance of the season, Chandler Dale faced the minimum and picked up a strikeout in the eighth, with Zack Burdi striking out two in the ninth.

Up next, Louisville hosts Longwood at Jim Patterson Stadium on Tuesday at 3p.m. Admission is free.


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