Louisville belts OSU; CWS-bound

Louisville is headed to Omaha, Nebraska for the College World Series after whopping Oklahoma State, 20-2, in Sunday's decisive Super Regional finale at Jim Patterson Stadium.

Louisville is headed to Omaha, Nebraska for the College World Series after whopping Oklahoma State, 20-2, in Sunday's decisive Super Regional finale at Jim Patterson Stadium.

So the dream continues for Louisville, who won 2 of 3 games this weekend against the Cowboys to advance to their first-ever College World Series. After their big win, the Cardinals piled on one another just in front of the pitcher's mound as a packed house cheered the victors on.

The Cardinals will get no easy task in Nebraska, as they will play top-seeded Rice in their CWS opener. The Owls beat Texas A&M in the Super Regional to advance to the CWS.

"This is a great thing for our program," said first-year Louisville coach Dan McDonnell. "I told our guys that they will go down as the greatest Louisville team ever."

After struggling at the plate Saturday during a 12-inning 3-2 loss to Oklahoma State, Louisville hit, hit and then hit some more during Sunday's big win over the Big XII's Cowboys. The Cardinals scored a season-high 20 runs, capped by Isaiah Howes' eighth inning grand slam, and tied a season-high with 21 hits.

While Louisville gave up just six hits in the finale, the Cowboys were forced to used eight pitchers as Louisville put on a slugfest to advance and keep their dream season going to the College World Series.


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