After suffering a three-game losing streak, 11th-ranked Louisville rebounded with a series sweep of Big East foe Georgetown on Sunday afternoon at Jim Patterson Stadium.
After defeating Georgetown 2-1 on Friday and 6-2 on Saturday, the Cardinals offense opened up on Sunday, notching a 13-7 win to close the series.
“It was good to get back on the winning side of things this weekend,” said Cardinals head coach Dan McDonnell. “We did it with a little bit of everything during the three days. We had some quality starts on the mound. We played good defense at times and got the bats going today. It was encouraging to see us put it together offensively today. You have to be able to win a lot of different ways in this game. Hopefully, we’re back on track now.”
Six Cardinals enjoyed multi-hit outings on Sunday, with Nick Ratajczak, Cole Sturgeon and Zak Wasserman all going 3-for-4 at the plate.
Designated hitter Jeff Gardner went 2-for-4, including his fourth home run of the season. The junior from Louisville Whitefield Academy drove in 5 runs and scored twice.
Outfielder Coco Johnson continued his hot streak. The junior was 2-for-3 and also went yard, connecting on his fourth home run. Johnson, who drove in two and scored 3 times, has now reached base safely in a career best 18 straight games.
With three weeks left in the regular season, Louisville is two games out of first place in the Big East Conference standings with an 11-4 record. USF leads the way at 13-2 while Pittsburgh is one game behind at 12-3.
With Sunday’s win, Louisville improved to 26-5 at home this season. The Cardinals will host Western Kentucky on Tuesday at 6 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium and admission is free.