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LANE | Louisville Rolls to Win in Conference Tourney Opener

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U of L didn't even need nine innings to claim a victory Thursday in its AAC Tournament opener.  The Cardinals pounded out 12 hits and beat Memphis 13-3 in a game shortened to seven innings by the run-rule.

Five players had two hits each, including Conference Player of the Year Jeff Gardner.  The Senior Outfielder from Whitefield Academy went 2-for-4 with his 9th home run of the season and three runs batted in. 

Sophomore right-hander Kyle Funkhouser struck out eight and allowed two earned runs on six hits in six and a third innings to push his record to 12-2 on the season.

Louisville (44-13) will continue play in Pool A on Friday at 3 p.m., ET against USF.  The Bulls dropped their opener Wednesday against Rutgers.

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