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.