Wyatt powers U of L to NCAA baseball opening win
North Bullitt grad Logan Wyatt matched Louisville's single-game record for an NCAA Tournament game in blowout vs. Kent State.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Logan Wyatt hit a grand slam in the first and added a three-run homer an inning later to help power Louisville to a 13-6 win over Kent State on Friday night in an NCAA regional game.
Wyatt's seven RBIs matched Louisville's single-game record for an NCAA Tournament game.
Louisville (44-17) loaded the bases in the bottom of the first on two singles and a walk before Wyatt's slam. Drew Campbell added an RBI triple and the first Cardinals out was a sacrifice fly that made it 6-1. Wyatt went deep again for a 9-2 lead.
Pete Schuler and Nick Elsen homered for Kent State (39-17).
Louisville lefty starter Adam Wolf (8-2) pitched seven innings. Kent State starter Joey Murray (9-2) faced 12 batters and allowed eight runs.
The Cardinals, the No. 2 seed in the Lubbock Regional, play host Texas Tech on Saturday night. Kent State takes on New Mexico State in an elimination game.
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