LEWIS | Cards hope offense returns for NCAA opener
After a frustrating appearance in the ACC Tournament, the Cardinals are looking for their hot bats to return against Morehead State on Friday.
Louisville, KY (WDRB) – The Louisville Cardinal baseball team is looking to rediscover its offense when they open up NCAA regional play at Jim Patterson Stadium Friday.
The Cardinals finished 1-2 in the ACC Tournament, losing 7-2 to Clemson last Thursday and 6-0 to Florida State in the elimination game on Saturday.
“[We] just need to relax a little bit,” said sophomore Nick Solak, who leads the Cardinals in batting with a .327 average. “Hold the bat a little bit looser, you don't try to do too much. It comes back.”
U of L is a three-seed in the NCAA tournament and the top seed in the regional. The Cardinals host regional four-seed Morehead State Friday night at 6pm.
“I know they're a good club. I think all 64 teams in the run to Omaha are very good. I think they'll probably have good starting pitching,” said Cardinals hitting coach Eric Snider.
The Louisville regional of the NCAA Tournament opens Friday at 2 with Bradley taking on Michigan State. First pitch is scheduled for 2pm Friday.