Tyler Christensen's pinch-hit single with two out in the bottom of the ninth was the difference as Louisville bested visiting Indiana 5-4 at Jim Patterson Stadium Tuesday night.
Bob Revesz got his second Tuesday night start in as many weeks, and allowed just six hits and two earned runs over eight innings. The freshman continued to show great command of his stuff, striking out six while walking just one, but ultimately did not factor into the decision.
"That was the best start of the year, and we needed it," Head Coach Dan McDonnell said of Revesz's performance.
Playing for the injured Derrick Alfonso, catcher Kyle Cheesebrough was the unlikely hitting star for the Cards. He was the only Louisville player to knock in multiple runs, finishing the night 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and two RBI.
Shortstop John Dao and second baseman Justin McClanahan also had two hits for U of L, which outhit the visitors 11-8.
Indiana (15-17) got a strong outing from Ballard High School product Chris McCombs, who worked seven innings and allowed four runs on eight hits. But like Revesz, McCombs finished the night with a no-decision.
Reliver B.J. Rosenberg (4-2) picked up the win for Louisville (20-14), while Eric Arnett (2-2) took the loss for the Hoosiers.
The Cards head to Columbus tonight for a non-conference tilt with Ohio State. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m.