clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Louisville Baseball Sweeps UConn, Eyes Big East Championship

New, 8 comments

Dan McDonnell's 300th career win was also the Louisville baseball team's 12th in a row, a streak which is the third-longest in program history.

The Cards took care of Connecticut 3-1 on Sunday, a win which wrapped up a three-game sweep in which U of L outscored the Huskies 17-1. Louisville will look to equal the 13-game winning streak achieved by the 2010 team when they take on Ohio State Tuesday night in Columbus. The longest win streak in program history is 20, a mark which was set in the 1950s.

A solid performance by Dace Kime in Sunday's finale capped a dominant week for the Cardinal pitching staff, which allowed just four runs on 21 hits in five games and 45 innings. That's good for an ERA of 0.80. U of L finished with 47 strikeouts and just seven walks during their 5-0 week. The week lowered Louisville staff's season ERA to a sparkling 2.40.

After Tuesday's tilt with the Buckeyes, the Cardinals will end the regular season by hosting a three-game set with Pittsburgh. If that alone wasn't enough to interest you...

BIG EAST Overall
Team W L T Pct W L T Pct Last 10 Streak
Pittsburgh 18 3 0 .857 40 11 0 .784 9-1 W 7
Louisville 17 4 0 .810 42 10 0 .808 10-0 W 12
Seton Hall 16 5 0 .762 33 16 0 .673 10-0 W 12
USF 15 6 0 .714 32 19 0 .627 6-4 L 3
Rutgers 13 8 0 .619 25 26 0 .490 5-5 W 3
Notre Dame 9 12 0 .429 29 21 0 .580 5-5 W 1
St. John's 9 12 0 .429 22 31 0 .415 3-7 L 1
Connecticut 9 15 0 .375 28 24 0 .538 3-7 L 5
Georgetown 5 16 0 .238 25 24 0 .510 2-8 L 6
Cincinnati 4 17 0 .190 21 31 0 .404 4-6 L 2
Villanova 2 19 0 .095 11 38 0 .224 1-9 L 9

Yep. The Panthers and Cards are essentially battling it out for a Big East championship. It's a pretty simple scenario for Louisville: Beat Pitt three times and you're the conference champ, beat Pitt twice and you're sharing the title, anything less and you're not heading to Clearwater with the No. 1 seed.

Big week, fellas. Get it done.