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Cards and Cats tonight at Jim Patterson

Fresh off a sweep of Pittsburgh, the Louisville baseball team will host arch-rival Kentucky tonight at 6 p.m. at Jim Patterson Stadium.

The vast majority of tickets for the contest have already been snatched up, but there are spots available in the berm.


U of L and UK have split their two-game series in each of the past two seasons.

A year ago, the Wildcats won the first meeting at Cliff Hagan Stadium on a 12th inning walk-off home run from Wildcat center fielder Keenan Wiley. Threee weeks later, the Cardinals posted single runs in the bottom of the eighth and ninth to erase a 5-4 UK lead and post a 6-5 win on a walk-off single from Chris Dominguez. Both games in the series in 2008 saw record crowds, with Louisville setting its school record with 3,652 fans and UK setting a new school mark with a crowd of 4,009.

Kentucky (18-16) will send Clint Tilford to the mound against the Cards. The junior right-hander is 1-3 this season with a 4.65 ERA, but he held U of L to just one rin over 6.2 innings in the Wildcats' victory a year ago.

No word yet on who Dan McDonnell will counter with.