Louisville Continues Season at NCAA Super Regional

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Published on June 4 2013 6:07 pm
Last Updated on June 4 2013 6:07 pm
Written by Millie Lange

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The eighth-ranked Louisville baseball team will continue its season with an NCAA Super Regional matchup at No. 2 national seed Vanderbilt starting Saturday afternoon at Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tenn.

Saturday’s Super Regional opener is set for a 2 p.m., Central time start on the Vanderbilt campus and will be televised nationally on ESPN, while game two of the best-of-three series is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m., Central on ESPN. If necessary, the deciding third game is set for Monday at 6 p.m., Central on ESPN2 with the winning team advancing to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

Effingham High School graduate Chad Green is a pitcher for Louisville.

A limited number of all-session tickets for the Super Regional in Nashville, at a cost of $65 for all three games, will be available to Cardinal Athletic Fund members only until 8 a.m., Central Wednesday either in person at the UofL ticket office at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium or online through the My Cardinal Account website. Any remaining tickets in the University of Louisville allotment will go on sale to the general public Wednesday at 8 a.m., Central.

The Cardinals (49-12) earned their third NCAA Super Regional berth in the last seven seasons by winning the Louisville Regional last weekend at Jim Patterson Stadium. UofL swept through the double-elimination bracket with wins over Bowling Green, Miami (Fla.) and Oklahoma State. Vanderbilt (54-10) earned the opportunity to host Louisville in a Super Regional with its 7-1 victory over Georgia Tech in Monday night’s winner-take-all title game in Nashville. After gaining wins over East Tennessee and Illinois to open the Nashville Regional, the Commodores lost 5-0 to the Yellow Jackets on Sunday night setting up Monday’s rematch.

The 2013 NCAA Super Regional at Hawkins Field will mark the third time in the last five seasons Louisville and Vanderbilt have met in the postseason. In 2009, the Cardinals defeated the Commodores 5-3 in the title game of the NCAA Regional in Louisville, while a year later, VU earned a 3-2 victory in 10 innings over UofL to win the Louisville Regional rematch.

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