The #2 ranked University of Louisville baseball team secured its 10th consecutive victory on Wednesday, defeating Miami (Ohio) 6-4 at Jim Patterson Stadium in front of more than 3,000 children attending Elementary School Day. This achievement marks the Cardinals’ longest winning streak since their impressive 14-game stretch at the start of the 2018 season.
Kade Grundy, the right-hander, played a pivotal role in this victory, earning his third consecutive midweek start win. Grundy completed five innings, striking out four batters and conceding just one solo home run.
Louisville (15-1) took the early lead with an Eddie King Jr. RBI single in the third inning. The Cardinals extended their lead to 3-0 in the fourth, as Brandon Anderson singled home a run and later scored himself.
Miami (Ohio) (2-15) managed to get on the board in the fifth inning with a solo home run. However, the Cardinals quickly answered back with another Anderson RBI hit, restoring their three-run lead.
In the seventh inning, JT Benson and Logan Beard contributed RBIs, extending Louisville’s lead to 6-1. But Miami did not go down without a fight. The Redhawks scored two runs in the eighth inning and loaded the bases with only one out. Ben Wiegman’s crucial strikeout and Evan Webster’s flyout from the bullpen ended the Redhawks’ threat.
Despite cutting the deficit to two runs and loading the bases again in the ninth inning, Miami could not complete the comeback. Kayden Campbell secured his second save with a lineout to right field.
Anderson and Benson stood out in this victory, both going 2-for-2 and reaching base four times. Together, they accounted for five of Louisville’s six runs on the day.
Looking forward, Louisville will shift its focus to ACC play, as Georgia Tech visits Jim Patterson Stadium for a three-game series this weekend. The action begins on Friday night, with the first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. ET.