Louisville baseball beats Wright State 3-1 to win regional; Cards headed to Super Regionals for a fourth straight year

The University of Louisville baseball team is headed back to the NCAA Super Regional round for the fourth consecutive season. The No. 2 Cardinals (50-12) beat Wright State 3-1 on Sunday at Jim Patterson Stadium and will now play the Nashville Regional winner next weekend in the best two-of-three series to go to the College World Series.

The University of Louisville baseball team is two wins away from the College World Series.

The No. 2 ranked Cardinals swept through the Louisville Regional in three games after blanking Wright State 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at Jim Patterson Stadium. The Cardinals became the first team in the nation to 50 wins and will host the Nashville Regional winner next weekend in a Super Regional with the winner going to Omaha, Neb.

The win was the 12th straight in NCAA regional play for Louisville (50-12) and the Cardinals are now 36-1 at home this season.

In the final, junior Drew Harrington was outstanding again on the mound.

Harrington scattered five hits and allowed no runs in 7.1 innings for the Cardinals. He struck out five and walked two and ran his record to 12-2 on the season in his 16th career start.

All-American closer Zach Burdi came in and closed the door on Wright State. Burdi got the final two outs in the eighth inning and then gave up a run in the ninth before getting pinch hitter Brad Macciocchi out.

Junior second baseman Nick Solak had three of the nine hits for the U of L offense, including a two-run home run in the fourth inning and an RBI single in the fifth inning. Solak scored four runs in the three regional games.

Will Smith also had three hits for the Cardinals, who were just 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

Brendan McKay, who was 1-for-4 in the final, won the second game of the weekend and had a two-run home run in that win over Ohio State was named as the Most Outstanding Player of the Louisville Regional.

The Super Regional schedule will be announced on Tuesday night.

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