U of L baseball takes out Purdue, 3-1

Dan McDonnell

Freshman Anthony Kidston earned his first start on Wednesday and pitched the University of Louisville baseball team to a 3-1 victory at Jim Patterson Stadium. The Cardinals are now 13-2 on the season.

Anthony Kidston had made a few impressive relief appearances early this season for the University of Louisville baseball team.

On Wednesday, the freshman did it as the starting pitcher for the Cardinals.

U of L coach Dan McDonnell flipped Kidston the ball and he gave the Cardinals 5 1/3 strong innings, leading the Cardinals to a 3-1 victory over Purdue before 2,021 fans.

Kidston and four other pitchers allowed just four hits as the Cardinals moved to 13-2 on the season with the win over Purdue (5-10).

Kidston struck out six batters and allowed just two hits and two walks. He's now 3-0.

Left fielder Coco Johnson had three hits for the Cardinals and drove in two runs. Center fielder Adam Engel had two hits, two runs and three stolen bases.

Engel, second nationally among stolen base leaders, now has 21 stolen bases this season. The Cardinals are 63 of 78 as a team.

U of L will now host Xavier for a three-game series that will begin on Friday.

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