Michael McCammon

Louisville fell behind 3-0 to Xavier on Wednesday but ran its record to 16-0 with a 13-4 victory in the first game since being ranked No. 1

Louisville fell behind 3-0 to Xavier on Wednesday but ran its record to 16-0 with a 13-4 victory in the first game since being ranked No. 1.

In its first game since being elevated to the No. 1 team in the country, the University of Louisville baseball team didn't have the best of starts on Wednesday in a mid-week game against Xavier.

But the Cardinals sure finished strong.

Louisville scored seven runs in the seventh inning - after falling behind 3-0 and 4-2 - and blew away Xavier 13-4. The win pushed the U of L record to 16-0 and kept the Cardinals and the nations only undefeated team.

Shortstop Devin Hairston was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored to lead the way. The four hits equaled a career high for Hairston, who leads the Cardinals with 21 RBIs this season.

Senior center fielder Logan Taylor had two hits and an RBI, while scoring three times, while Colin Lyman was 2-for-3 and had two RBIs.

Rabon Martin (2-0) picked up the win out of the bullpen.

The 16-game winning streak to start the season is the longest since 1957 when the Cardinals finished the season 17-0. U of L has now won 32 straight regular-season games at home and 18 straight midweek games.

U of L hosts Boston College this weekend.


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