Cardinal Nine Upset By Connecticut

The Louisville baseball team managed just four hits against Connecticut starter Anthony Marzi as the Huskies pulled the upset of the top-seeded Cardinals in Big East Tournament play Friday. The game was originally supposed to be played Thursday night, but rain pushed the start back to 11 a.m. this morning.

The fifth-seeded Huskies managed to get 10 hits off of Big East Pitcher of the Year Justin Amlung, and plated two runs in both the third and fifth innings.

The support was much-appreciated by Marzi, whose sparkling 2.80 ERA does not match up with his 2-8 record. That's because his offense failed to score a single run in six of his starts this season.

"He's been shut out five or six times. I've never seen anything like it, the lack of run support," UConn coach Jim Penders said. "We haven't given him any runs. I was real happy to see we finally got him some runs."

Louisville now turns its attention to fourth-seeded South Florida, which it will face tonight at 6 p.m. in an elimination game. If the Cards win they will have to beat UConn twice tomorrow in order to earn a spot in Sunday's championship game.

Dan McDonnell will hand the ball to Big East Rookie of the Year Jordan Ruxer against the Bulls.

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