As the start of the 2020 season quickly approaches, the University of Louisville baseball program earned its third No. 1 ranking with the release of the D1Baseball preseason poll on Monday.

The Cardinals have been atop all three preseason polls released to date, with D1Baseball joining Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Perfect Game in deeming UofL the preseason favorite.

Louisville is one of eight Atlantic Coast Conference teams ranked in the D1Baseball poll, with seven in the top 20. The Cardinals’ 2020 schedule features 19 games against teams in the preseason rankings, including a road game at No. 2 Vanderbilt and three-game series at No. 3 Miami.

Louisville is coming off a 51-18 record during the 2019 campaign that saw it win the ACC Atlantic Division for the fourth time in five years and reach the bracket final at the College World Series, the deepest postseason run in program history.

Head coach Dan McDonnell is set to begin his 14th season at the helm of the Louisville program and returns 24 players from last year’s team that finished the year ranked third nationally.

Louisville opens the 2020 season Feb. 14 with a three-game series on the road at Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss. The Cardinals’ home opener is set for Feb. 19 against Wright State at Jim Patterson Stadium.

2020 LOUISVILLE BASEBALL SEASON TICKETS

The 2020 reserved chairback ticket packages, which include one ticket to each of the 17 ticketed games, are priced at $110 for adults, $90 for senior adults/youths and $90 for families of four or more. Season tickets for the Left Field Berm are also available at $50 per ticket. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here, by calling 502-GO-CARDS or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m., ET. Complete details on 2020 UofL baseball tickets can be found at gocards.com/bsbtickets.

The season ticket package covers weekend series against ACC foes Notre Dame, Virginia, Clemson, NC State and Virginia Tech, in addition to non-conference games against Kentucky and Indiana.

 
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Stephen WilliamsAssistant Sports Information DirectorUniversity of Louisville Athletics

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