Today, the University of Louisville Baseball program released the schedule for their upcoming 2019 season beginning this February.
The season will officially begin on the road for a weekend series against the UConn Huskies starting on February 15th, with the Cardinal Nine making their home debut on February 20th against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. Less than a month into the season, ACC conference play will kick off on March 8th against the Boston College Eagles.
Some noteworthy games on the schedule include hosting the #15 Ole Miss Rebels for a midweek two game series on March 12-13, as well as a trio of ranked road conference matchups as the Cards will have to travel to #10 Duke (March 15-17), #18 Clemson (April 5-7) and #22 NC State (April 12-14).
This year, the Battle of the Bluegrass gets started at home with Kentucky coming to Third and Central on April 2nd, and the Cards traveling to Lexington for round 2 two weeks later on April 16th. The Battle of the Barrel also comes home, with Louisville taking on 16th ranked Vanderbilt on May 7th.
On top of releasing next year’s schedule, the program also announced that 2019 season tickets have now gone on sale and that they come with slight changes from the year before. Instead of charged admission for all home games, 17 of the 34 home games will revert back to free admission. The only games that will charge admission will be the home games against Kentucky and Vanderbilt, and the 15 ACC games. Season tickets may be purchased here.
The 2019 campaign will be coach Dan McDonnell’s 13 season with the university, having reached the postseason every year except 2011. Coach Mac has also made it to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Baseball Tournament 7 times in his time at Louisville, and has also taken the Cards to Omaha, Nebraska for the College World Series 4 times.