— Louisville Baseball (@UofLBaseball) June 2, 2015
Louisville will open play on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. vs. Cal State Fullerton in the Louisville Super Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium. Saturday’s Game 1 will be broadcast LIVE on ESPN 2. Game 2 will be played Saturday June 7th at NOON and will either be on ESPN2 or ESPNU. If necessary Game 3 will be played on Monday with times and TV to be announced.
Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office or by calling 502-GO-CARDS.
From UofL SID
The No. 3 national seed Louisville baseball team will continue its pursuit of a third consecutive College World Series berth on Saturday against 13th-ranked Cal State Fullerton in game one of the NCAA Super Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium.
Saturday’s Super Regional opener between the Cardinals (46-16) and Titans (37-22) is set for 11 a.m., ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN2, while game two of the best-of-three series is scheduled for Sunday at noon on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. If necessary, the deciding third game is scheduled for Monday (ESPN or ESPN2) with the time to be determined followingSunday’s second game. The victorious team at the Louisville Super Regional will advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
All-session tickets for the Louisville Super Regional are on sale and can be purchased online at GoCards.com, by phone at 502-GO-CARDS or through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office. All-session tickets for the Super Regional are $45 for reserved chairback seats, $25 for general admission and outfield berm seating and $15 for college students.
Single-session tickets will go on sale on Thursday, June 4 at 9 a.m. ET. Tickets may be purchased online at GoCards.com or at the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office located at Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Remaining tickets will also be available at the Jim Patterson Stadium ticket windows beginning two hours prior to first pitch on game day. Single-session tickets for the Super Regional are $20 for reserved chairback seats, $10 for general admission and outfield berm and $5 for college students.
The Cardinals earned their third straight NCAA Super Regional berth and the fifth in the last nine seasons by winning the Louisville Regional last weekend at Jim Patterson Stadium. Extending its postseason home winning streak to 11 games overall, Louisville swept through the double elimination Regional with a 7-2 victory over Morehead State followed by 4-3 and 13-4 wins against Michigan.
The Titans clinched their 12th Super Regional berth and won their 21st NCAA Regional title by sweeping through the Fullerton Regional at Goodwin Field. Cal State Fullerton opened the weekend with a 9-3 win over Pepperdine on Friday. Following a 3-2 victory in 14 innings against Arizona State on Saturday, the Titans clinched the Regional with a 10-1 triumph over Pepperdine on Sunday night.
Louisville is hosting an NCAA Super Regional for the second straight season and the third time overall. The Cardinals are 28-6 at home this season and improved to 18-4 all-time in NCAA postseason games at Jim Patterson Stadium with the trio of wins in last weekend’s Regional.
Brendan McKay Named Top 10 Candidate for Olerud Award
Louisville freshman lefthanded pitcher and first baseman Brendan McKay was named as a top 10 candidate for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award.
Named as a semifinalist for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award and chosen as the ACC Freshman of the Year, McKay has an 8-3 record with a 1.71 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 89.2 innings and 19 appearances on the mound, including 12 straight weekend starts. An All-ACC First Team selection as a pitcher and a Second Team honoree as a utility player, McKay is hitting .315 with three home runs, 32 RBI, 38 walks and 31 runs scored in 55 starts as a hitter.
Presented by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, the Olerud Award is named for the former Washington State University standout who achieved success both as a first baseman and left-handed pitcher during the late 1980s and who was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. The award will be presented as part of the Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions celebration, June 28-29 in Lubbock.
No. 3 national seed Louisville (46-16) will host 13th-ranked Cal State Fullerton (37-22) in a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional starting either Friday or Saturday at Jim Patterson Stadium. The dates, times and television details for the Louisville Super Regional will be announced by the NCAA on Monday night.
John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Top 10
Name – Class – School – Conference
Elliot Ashbeck – Jr. – Bradley – Missouri Valley
Cole Hallum – Jr. – Campbell – Big South
Thad Johnson – Jr. – St. Bonaventure – Atlantic 10
Andrew Lee – Jr. – Tennessee – SEC
Reid Love – Sr. – East Carolina – AAC
Brendan McKay – Fr. – Louisville – ACC
Tyler Peyton – Jr. – Iowa – Big Ten
Alex Robles – So. – Austin Peay – Ohio Valley
Anthony Sequeira – Sr. – Oral Roberts – Summit
Robert Tasin – Sr. – Oklahoma – Big 12
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