The streak against in-state rival Kentucky continues for the Louisville baseball team.
The Cardinals have now won six straight in the Battle of the Bluegrass after a 5-3 decision in a battle of top 10 ranked team on Tuesday night before a record crowd of 6,210 fans at Jim Patterson Stadium.
Louisville (25-3) scored five runs in the first three innings and used seven pitchers on a staff day.
The Cardinals led 5-0 with one out in the top of the ninth before the Wildcats made a comeback. UK strung together a few hits and the Cardinals had to bring in closer Lincoln Henzman with the bases loaded.
Henzman got lead off hitter Evan White to strike out before Tristan Pompey and Zack Reks had singled. Reks was then thrown out trying to steal second by Colby Fitch for the final out of the game.
"When I let it go, I knew it was going to skip there," Fitch said. "But I knew I had the best shortstop in the country to pick it."
Shortstop Devin Hairston, a Lexington native once committed to UK, made the pick and tagged Reks for the final out and the celebration began for the Cardinals, who have now won 37 straight regular-season home games.
The Cardinals have also won 13 in a row against in-state competition.
Drew Ellis had a two-run double in the first inning and Hairston a two-run double in the second.
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