On a night dedicated to uniting the Louisville community, the University of Louisville and Bellarmine University baseball teams faced off at Jim Patterson Stadium on Wednesday night. Before the game, both teams lined up along the baselines to participate in a pregame ceremony and moment of silence, honoring the five individuals who tragically lost their lives during Monday’s events in Louisville.
In the nine innings that followed, Louisville (25-7) emerged victorious with a dominant 14-2 win over Bellarmine, showcasing a powerful offense with a season-high 21 hits. Isaac Humphrey led the Louisville charge with his first three-hit night of the season. In total, 13 different players recorded at least one hit for the Cardinals, with Humphrey, JT Benson, Jack Payton, Eddie King Jr., Brandon Anderson, and Logan Beard contributing multi-hit performances.
Christian Knapczyk, Will Cook, Anderson, and Humphrey all drove in two runs to secure the win, with Cook contributing his second home run of the season. On the pitching front, Evan Webster (1-1) managed to retire all four batters he faced, earning his first victory of the year. Kaleb Corbett, Greg Farone, Alex Galvan, Ben Wiegman, and Kade Grundy all provided scoreless innings out of the bullpen, bolstering the Cardinals’ win.
Looking ahead, Louisville prepares to host its second consecutive weekend against a top-10 opponent, as No. 2 Wake Forest arrives at Jim Patterson Stadium on Friday. The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. ET first pitch. As the community continues to heal, the spirit of unity and sportsmanship displayed at Wednesday night’s game serves as a reminder of the strength and resilience that lies within the Louisville community.