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Louisville tops Vandy 5-3 to claim regional title

A veteran Louisville baseball club relied on a pair of big freshman performances to top Vanderbilt 5-3 and advance to the NCAA Tournament Super Regionals for the second time in three years Monday night.

Rookie righty Tony Zych went six innings - his longest outing of the season - and allowed five hits and a pair of runs on his way to picking up the biggest victory of his short Cardinal career. The offense was led by another frosh, right fielder Ryan Wright, whose three-run homer to straightaway center chased Vandy ace Mike Minor in the fourth and completely turned the tide of the game.

The Cardinal Nine now head to SoCal where they'll face perennial powerhouse Cal-State Fullerton in a best-of-three series beginning Friday night.

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