LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NEWS RELEASE) – Having entered the third week of fall workouts, the Louisville baseball team will host a trio of weekend scrimmages at Jim Patterson Stadium on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Cardinals will begin this week’s open scrimmage schedule on Friday at 2:45 p.m., ET. That will be followed by a pair of 1 p.m., starts on Saturday and Sunday.
Due to the ongoing expansion construction at Jim Patterson Stadium, fans will only be allowed to watch the weekend scrimmages from the left field berm. Access to the left field berm will be available through the left field gate near Second Street. Fans will not have access to the ballpark through the front gates due to construction.
The Cardinals are tentatively scheduled to host weekend scrimmages every week until the conclusion of full-squad workouts in mid-October. Dates and times for those future scrimmages as well as the annual Pizza Bowl series will be announced throughout the fall.
About Louisville Baseball
Louisville, which won its third BIG EAST regular season title in the last four seasons in 2012, is led by the return of seven of its school record 10 All-BIG EAST performers from last season, including second team outfielders Adam Engel and Cole Sturgeon. Most of the Cardinals’ pitching staff returns for 2013, led by BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and Freshman All-American right-hander Jared Ruxer. Overall, Louisville returns 21 letterwinners from the 2012 team, which finished 41-22 and advanced to an NCAA Regional for the fifth time in six seasons.
Head coach Dan McDonnell enters his seventh season leading the Louisville baseball program. In his six previous seasons, McDonnell is 258-122 with three BIG EAST regular-season titles, two BIG EAST Tournament titles, five NCAA Regional berths, two NCAA Super Regional appearances and one College World Series berth.