Jun 1, 2013; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals Head Coach Dan McDonald gives a signal as he walks off the field in the top of the seventh inning against the Miami Hurricanes during the Louisville regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Jim Patterson Stadium. Louisville defeated Miami 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville Completes Sweep Of Houston With A 10-3 Win On Sunday

The Louisville baseball team, ranked #10 in the country, swept #7 Houston in a three game series this weekend after beating the Cougars 10-3 on Sunday. Sophomore righthanded pitcher Anthony Kidston (3-0) got the win after allowing three runs on six hits and striking out six in 5.0+ innings of work. Junior second baseman Zach Lucas went 2-4 with three RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base. Up next for the Cards is Kentucky at 6 p.m. ET tomorrow night at Jim Patterson Stadium. Below is an excerpt from the game and you can read the full recap right here.

HOUSTON – On the final day of a showdown weekend in the Lone Star State, the 10th-ranked Louisville baseball team completed an impressive series sweep of No. 7 Houston with a 10-3 victory in Sunday’s finale at Cougar Field.

Having already earned the series victory with Saturday’s 3-2 win, the Cardinals (27-8, 7-2 American) finished off their fifth straight series triumph over a top 10 foe by earning the second weekend sweep of the season. In suffering its first series defeat of 2014, the Cougars (26-9, 4-5 American) saw their home loss total more than double after entering the weekend at 19-2 in their on-campus ballpark.

Junior second baseman Zach Lucas (Louisville, Ky.) led the way for the Louisville offense going 2-for-4 with three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base, while freshman designated hitter Nick Solak (Woodridge, Ill.) singled, walked, stole a base and scored three times. Junior first baseman Grant Kay (Omaha, Neb.) chipped in going 2-for-4 with two RBI, two stolen bases and a run scored as the Cardinals out-hit the Cougars 12-8.

On the mound, sophomore righthanded starter Anthony Kidston (Defiance, Ohio) earned his eighth career win and improved to 3-0 on the season after finishing with six strikeouts and allowing three runs on six hits in 5.0+ innings. Junior lefty Kyle McGrath (Louisville, Ky.) continued his stellar work out of the bullpen with three innings of shutout relief to extend his career-best scoreless streak to 22.2 innings.


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