The University of Louisville baseball team continued its offensive explosion on Sunday.
The Cardinals whipped Virginia Tech 13-0 and have now scored 64 runs and have 68 hits in the last five games, winning the first two in a three-game series against the Hokies.
"It becomes contagious," Ryan Summers said of the hot hitting. "You see guys in the lineup getting all those hits and you want to be a part of it. It really does help everyone feed off it."
Louisville pounded out 16 hits and scored nine runs in the bottom of the third to blow this one open.
Corey Ray led off the third inning with a solo home run to center field, his ninth of the season and his second straight day to homer. Every U of L starter had a hit in the game and eight of the nine starters had scored a run by the end of the third inning.
Summers was 3-for-4 in the contest, while shortstop Devin Hairston was 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Will Smith and Blake Tiberi along with Ray also had two hits in the game for the Cardinals.
Drew Harrington pitched six shutout innings, allowing five hits, while Shane Hummel threw two scoreless innings and Chandler Dale added a scoreless inning to close out the game.
It was the seventh shutout for the U of L pitching staff this season, which leads the country.
Ace Kyle Funkhouser will take the mound in the series' finale on Sunday night as the Cardinals and Hokies play at 7 o'clock.