Tonight, the #1 Kentucky Wildcats (35-6) travel to the River City to take on the #20 Louisville Cardinals (28-12) in the second game of their annual 2-game series in baseball. The last meeting took place in Cliff Hagan Stadium back on April 10th, with the Cardinals handing the Wildcats a 12-0 upset beat-down. Game particulars are as follows, courtesy of UKAthletics.com:
|#1 Kentucky @ #20 Louisville|
|Date/Time||April 24/6 p.m. ET|
|Location||Jim Patterson Stadium (Louisville, Ky.)|
|Radio||IMG UK Radio Network with Neil Price|
Cliff Hagan Stadium is famous for a very short right-field wall of only 310 feet, which makes it a lot of fun for teams loaded with left-handed power. It just so happens that the Card's power resides mostly in the bats of Ty Young (.634, 5 HR), Zak Wasserman (.349, 5 HR) and Stewart Ijames (.288, 10 HR), all southpaws. at Cardinal Stadium, both left and right field are 330', and that should give Kentucky's superior hitting a chance to shine.
Related: UKAthletics.com game preview // UofLSports.com game preview
Card Chronicle post on the game
The Wildcats are sending freshman lefty Sam Mahar (3-1, 1.71 ERA) to the mound for his second start. In his first, which came against the Cincinnati Bearcats, he carried a perfect game for five innings and finished up after six with only 2 hits and no runs allowed. Louisville will counter with sophomore right-hander Chad Green (2-0, 19.. ERA), who will be taking the mound as a starter for the first time tonight.
Use this post as a combination pre-game, game, and post-game thread.