November 25, 2011; Tampa, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals mascot during the second half against the South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium. Louisville won 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville Baseball Looks to Cruise Through Big East Tournament


After winning the regular season Big East title last weekend, the Louisville Cardinals Baseball team is heading into tomorrow’s first game of the Big East Tournament hoping to ride their 16-game winning streak to five more consecutive victories.  That’s right, the Cardinals currently have the nation’s longest active winning streak, which has rocketed them up the polls the past few weeks to where they are now-eighth.  The Cardinals will play their first game of the tournament tomorrow against 8-seed UConn at 5 pm.  The tournament is being held at Bright House Field in Clearwater, FL.

Most games will be viewable via ESPN3 and the championship game will be aired on ESPNU.  You can hear all the Louisville games on 1570 AM (WNDA).

All Louisville needs to do is win one more game in order to have the best record in school history.  From the looks of how they’re playing at the moment, that should be no problem.  Louisville hasn’t won a Big East tournament title since 2009, but they’ve definitely got their eyes on the prize.  They know what’s important.  I mean, how sweet would it be for the Louisville Cardinals to win baseball, basketball, and football Big East Titles all in the last year of the conference’s existence?  It’d be pretty awesome.

Below is a schedule of the tournament, via gocards.com

Wednesday, May 22 
Game 1 – No. 6 St. John’s (23-33) vs. No. 3 Pittsburgh (40-15), 10 a.m.
Game 2 – No. 7 Notre Dame (31-23) vs. No. 2 Seton Hall (36-17), 1 p.m.
Game 3 – No. 8 Connecticut (30-25) vs. No. 1 Louisville (46-10), 5 p.m.
Game 4 – No. 5 Rutgers (26-28) vs. No. 4 USF (35-20), 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 23
Game 5 – Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 10 a.m.
Game 6 – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 1 p.m.
Game 7 – Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4, 5 p.m.
Game 8 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 8 p.m.

Friday, May 24
Game 9 – Loser of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 5, 4 p.m.
Game 10 – Loser of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 7, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 25
Game 11 – Winner of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 9, 10 a.m.
Game 12 – Winner of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 10, 1 p.m.
Game 13 – Loser of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 11, 5 p.m. (if necessary)
Game 14 – Loser of Game 12 vs. Winner of Game 12, 6:30 p.m. or 8 p.m.
(if necessary; Game 14 would be at 6:30 if Game 13 is not necessary, 8 p.m. otherwise)

Sunday, May 26 – Championship game
Game 15 – Winner of Group 1 vs. Winner of Group 2, Noon

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