March 26, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Nationally-ranked Louisville scored one run in the bottom of the second inning on a Drew Haynes' single to center as the Cardinals defeated the University of Connecticut baseball team 1-0 at Jim Patterson Stadium on Friday night in the Huskies' 2010 BIG EAST opener.
In the close ballgame, UConn (12-6) recorded just four hits, while No. 7 Louisville (19-2) connected on six. The Huskies were led by Kevin Vance, who finished tonight's contest 2-for-3, marking the sixth straight game in which he has recorded at least one hit.
Despite picking up his second loss of the year to drop to 2-2 this season, junior Elliot Glynn had a solid outing for the Huskies. In 7.2 innings of work, his longest outing of his career, Glynn allowed six hits and one earned run but gave up four walks to the Cardinals.
Sophomore Scott Oberg faced two batters in the eighth, walking one before forcing a ground out to end the frame.
Louisville scored the night's lone run in the second inning as Phil Wunderlich led off with a base hit up the middle on the second pitch he saw. After advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt then to third on a fielder's choice, Haynes knocked in the only RBI of the contest, which was the eventual game winner.
The Cardinals' Thomas Royse earned the win to improve to 5-0 on the year. Royse threw seven innings of work, allowing three hits and two walks, while striking out 11. Neil Holland threw the last two innings, allowing one hit and one walk for his fifth save of the season.
UConn and Louisville return to action in its second game of the three-game weekend series. Saturday's contest is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.