LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NEWS RELEASE) -- The University of Louisville baseball team will continue its fall workouts with a pair of weekend scrimmages on Friday and Saturday at Jim Patterson Stadium.
The Cardinals will begin this week’s scrimmage schedule on Friday at 2:45 p.m., ET before concluding the weekend on Saturday at 11 a.m. Saturday’s scrimmage will precede the Louisville football team’s home game against North Carolina at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium later in the afternoon.
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 letter-winners 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.
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