A regular season record crowd of 4,039 saw Louisville blow a 6-4 lead in the top of the ninth and then score four runs in the home half of the inning to top arch-rival Kentucky 10-9 at Jim Patterson Stadium Wednesday night.
Freshman Zak Wasserman played hero, singling in the winning run and securing a season split with the Wildcats for the fourth straight year.
"We owed them one," Wasserman said. "They got us up there and we didn't even put up a run over there. This program takes pride in hitting the fastball."
"This is a rivalry game, and so it's always going to be an exciting game," added UofL coach Dan McDonnell said. "They don't ever seem to be easy. You seem to get these types of games a lot. When you don't play well and win, you always feel somewhat fortunate.
"Again, at the end of the day, you have to tip your cap and say we're pretty good."
Louisville (33-7) starts a three-game home set with Rutgers Friday night at 6.