The fifth-ranked Louisville baseball team concludes its five-game homestand with a midweek visit from former longtime rival and former conference opponent Cincinnati on Tuesday at 6 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium. Live video for the game will be available through CardsTV, while radio coverage will be provided by 93.9 The Ville. Live stats for all Louisville baseball games are available at GoCards.com.
Louisville, ranked as high as high as No. 5 in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll, extended its winning streak to five games with a weekend sweep of non-conference foe St. John’s last weekend. Through seven weeks of ACC action, the Cardinals are second in the Atlantic Division with a 14-7 record, while Florida State paces the way at 14-6. On the mound, Louisville has nine shutouts (No. 3 nationally) while allowing two or fewer earned runs in 25 of its 44 outings. Entering the week, the pitching staff is fourth in the nation in hits allowed per nine innings at 7.07 and 11th in ERA at 2.83. Offensively, the Cardinals are fifth nationally with a .325 average, ninth in on-base percentage at .411 and 12th in scoring at 8.0 runs per game.
GAME DAY INFORMATION (Promotions)
#5 Louisville vs. Cincinnati
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Venue: Jim Patterson Stadium (4,000)
Twitter Updates: @UofLBaseball
Series History: Louisville leads 97-80 all-time
Game Notes: Louisville | Cincinnati
ABOUT THE BEARCATS
Cincinnati enters the week at 21-22-1 overall and 9-5-1 in the American Athletic Conference after finishing 1-1-1 in a weekend series at East Carolina last weekend. Guided by third year head coach Ty Neal, the Bearcats were 15-41 overall last season and finished eighth in the American with a 6-18 record.
Louisville is 97-80 all-time against Cincinnati in a series which dates back to 1924. From 1976 until 2014, the Cardinals and Bearcats competed as conference foes playing in the Metro Conference (1976-1995), Conference USA (1996-2005) and the Big East (2006-2014). Louisville has won 11 straight in the series, including a 6-2 victory last season in Cincinnati. The Cardinals have also won eight consecutive home games in the series against the Bearcats, including a weekend sweep in 2014 in Cincinnati’s most recent visit to Patterson Stadium.