Sophomore Josh Stowers sparks a comeback as Louisville baseball edged Wake Forest 7-6 on Saturday afternoon

Sophomore Josh Stowers sparks a comeback as Louisville baseball edged Wake Forest 7-6 on Saturday afternoon.

The University of Louisville baseball team came from behind to score a victory on Saturday.

The Cardinals got a huge lift from Josh Stowers at the plate and senior Jake Sparger on the mound, scoring two runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth for a 7-6 victory over Wake Forest.

"That's why they're a top 20 team," U of L coach Dan McDonnell said. "Two great games and we have each won one of them and now we get to come back out here tomorrow."

Louisville jumped ahead 2-0 but trailed 3-2 after two innings and later in the game trailed 5-3 when Stowers started the seventh inning with a single. He stole second and was plated on Logan Taylor's triple.

Taylor then scored to tie it at 5 on a single by Colby Fitch.

Sparger, who worked two innings and gave up one run, struck out a batter to end the eighth and then pumped his fists and showed some emotion, noting he felt like "my team needed something."

It was the spark the team needed.

Brendan McKay walked to start the eighth and then was replaced for pinch runner Ryan Summers, who stole second. With two outs, Stowers singled to center to give the Cardinals a 6-5 lead. He then stole second and came home on a Devin Mann single.

Lincoln Henzman gave up a run in the ninth but got Johnny Ailello to strike out to end the game.

Louisville is now 26-4 on the season and 11-3 in the ACC.


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