LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville outfielder Adam Engel, ranked fifth nationally in stolen bases, will be out of action for two to four weeks due to a thumb injury on his left hand.
Engel suffered the injury during the fifth inning of their loss to Seton Hall on Sunday, April 15 when he collided with a Pirate middle infielder while stealing second. The injury forced Engel out of the Cardinals’ lineup for the first time this season.
In his second season as a Cardinal, Engel has emerged as one of the nation’s best base stealers as well as one of the most dynamic defensive players. The 6-1, 213-pound Engel entered the week ranked fifth in the nation with 28 stolen bases in 29 attempts and is hitting .322 overall as Louisville’s lead-off hitter. Earlier in the season, Engel had a team-high 15-game hitting streak and he led the Cardinals with 14 multiple hit games in 2012.