photo from Jared Anderson
Louisville has won 11 of its last 12 games and carries a 6-0 mark at Ulmer Stadium this season. In the history of the program, the Cards are 14-5 in conference openers (4-2 C-USA, 6-2 Big East, 1-0 AAC, 3-1 ACC).
Louisville enters the weekend with a 17-7 overall record and
Syracuse enters its ACC opener with an 8-14 overall record. The Cardinals lead the series 22-10 over the Orange. The Cards are coming off a sweep over Morehead State on Tuesday, 8-0 & 21-1 and Syracuse fell to Kentucky on Wednesday in 5 innings, 13-0. The Orange were predicted to finished 8th in the Preseason ACC Coaches Poll, Cards’ 5th.
Scouting the Orange
Syracuse is led by Neli Casares-Maher, who is batting .333 with 13 runs. Bryce Holmgren follows with a .315 batting average and 13 runs. Toni Martin has a team-best three home runs and 15 RBIs. Sophie Dandola (4-4) carries a 3.38 ERA with 29 strikeouts in 58.0 innings while Alexa Romero (4-3) has a 3.69 ERA with 44 Ks in 36.0 innings.
March 15-17, 2019: Louisville vs. Syracuse
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Venue: Ulmer Stadium
Time: Friday, 3 p.m. | Saturday, 1 p.m. | Sunday, 12 p.m.
Television: ACC Network Extra