Baseball Falls 4-1 to Louisville in Inaugural Reds Collegiate Invitational at GABP
gobearcats.COM Junior Justin Glass extended his hit streak to 13 games.
Junior Justin Glass extended his hit streak to 13 games.

April 6, 2013

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CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati dropped a 4-1 decision to ninth-ranked Louisville on Saturday in the Reds Collegiate Invitational, the first college baseball played game played at Great American Ball Park.

Cardinals designated hitter Jeff Gardner went 2 for 3 with three runs scored and right-handed starter Jeff Thompson struck out nine Bearcats and scattered seven hits in seven innings of work to improve to 6-0.

The victory gives the Louisville (24-6, 6-2 BIG EAST) the series win. The Cardinals won 8-3 over Cincinnati (11-17, 1-7 BIG EAST) on Friday at Marge Scott Stadium. The series returns to UC’s campus Sunday with the finale starting at 1 p.m.

Left fielder Justin Glass led the Bearcats offense with a 2-for-4 effort at the plate, extending his hit streak to 13 games. Right fielder Matt Williams and designated hitter Ryan Quinn also recorded two hits for the Bearcats.

Gardner gave Louisville a 1-0 lead in the second inning when he doubled to centerfield to bring in Cole Sturgeon.

Bearcats starter Mitch Patishall (0-4) ran into trouble in the sixth inning when he hit second baseman Nick Ratajczak and left fielder Coco Johnson. Sturgeon then singled in Ratajczak to give Louisville a 2-0 lead. After a wild pitch put Johnson on third base and Sturgeon on second base, Gardner singled up the middle to score both runners and push Louisville’s lead to 4-0.

UC scored once in the ninth when right fielder Matt Williams scored from third on a double play.