Cards sweep Vandy, headed for CWS

Cardinal Authority
Posted Jun 9, 2013


The University of Louisville defeated host and 2 seed Vanderbilt 2-1 on Sunday to sweep the Super Regional and send the Cardinal program to the College World Series for the second time in the Dan McDonnell era.

Jeff Thompson kept the Vanderbilt hitters in check for seven innings, allowing just one run - a solo home run off the bat of Zander Wiel - on three hits and the Cardinals bullpen finished the job, as the University of Louisville defeated Vanderbilt 2-1 on Sunday to earn a trip to the College World Series.

The Cardinals scored their two runs in the second inning after Jeff Gardner drew a walk and was moved around the bases on singles Kyle Gibson and Zak Wasserman. Gibson scored the second run when Sutton Whiting hit a 2-out single to center field.

The victory set a new school record for wins in a season, as the Cardinals improved to 51-12.

Louisville advances to the College World Series for the second time in the programs history. Also a participant in 2007, the Cardinals will face the Indiana Hoosiers.

Louisville faced the Hoosiers three times this season, losing the first two meetings, including the season-opener, before taking the final game 4-3 on May 8.

Stay logged on to Cardinal Authority for continuing coverage of the thrilling win from Nashville.


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