Baseball's future excites incoming recruit

Louisville baseball signee Bob Revesz inked with the Cardinal program in December with intentions of helping Dan McDonnell develop a national contender at U of L. Like most, Revesz has been watching the action via the internet and recently spoke with about the Cardinals thrilling post-season run.

When Dan McDonnell was first introduced as the new skipper for the University of Louisville baseball program nearly 12 months ago, he did so with a reputation as a great recruiter and his first class of signee's is evidence of his determination to succeed on the recruiting trails.

The incoming class of Cardinals is full of strong pitchers and dangerous bats. Among the seven incoming pitchers is Grove City (Penn.) High's Bob Revesz, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound lefty. After checking out a number of major baseball programs, Revesz signed on with the Cardinals in December. Coastal Carolina, Michigan, Michigan State, Winthrop, Pittsburgh and Missouri were among the schools that extended a scholarship offer to the 1st Team All-Region selection.

"Going through the summer I was looking at a bunch of different schools, but when I went to Louisville for my visit I pretty much knew that's where I wanted to be," Revesz told "I got along with the coaches real well and the facilities were amazing. The facilities are pretty much some of the best in the nation."

McDonnell's reputation and excitement for the direction of the U of L program also played a key factor in Revesz's decision and the current run by the Cardinal Nine has further strengthened his commitment to help create a consistent winner.

"It's definitely exciting to see what they are doing," said Revesz, who has watched much of the Cardinals thrilling run on his computer. "Knowing that I'm going into a program that is up and coming like Louisville is really exciting and it says a lot about Big East baseball."

Revesz spoke with U of L assistant Chris Lemonis shortly after the Cardinals 16-6 victory over No.11 Missouri to advance to the NCAA Super Regional.

"They were all pretty excited about it," Revesz said. "That's a pretty amazing thing to do, especially in their first year there."

Revesz finished his senior season on the mound with a 9-1 record and an impressive 1.03 E.R.A.. He struck out 97 in 52 innings of work. He'll keep busy this summer playing ball and working out in preparations of joining the Cardinals for the 2007-08 season.

"I'm going to be playing summer ball in a local league that I always play in and I'll be lifting weights trying to get stronger."

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