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Louisville baseball beats Radford 11-6

The Cardinals are off to a good start on their road back to Omaha

The Louisville baseball team took down the Radford Highlanders Friday evening in Jim Patterson Stadium 11-6.

Junior Kade McClure, who is usually Louisville’s No. 2 starter, got the nod to start the game against the Highlanders instead of Brendan McKay.

The first couple of innings went scoreless, but then the Cardinals opened things up in the bottom of the third by adding on six runs to get what would seem to be a comfortable lead against Radford. Radford answered right back in the top of the fourth with four runs of their own. They would go on to tie it in the top of the sixth, but Louisville would add three runs to take a 9-6 lead after the bottom of the sixth. For good measure, they’d tack on two more in the seventh inning and secured their 11-6 victory.

McClure pitched 5.2 innings, giving up six runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven.

The Cardinals next game will come against Oklahoma at 7 p.m. in Jim Patterson Stadium.