Louisville-Rice Game At A Glance


Turning Point: Senior shortstop Chris Cates couldn't handle Aaron Luna's hard smash in the bottom of the fifth. If he had, Louisville might have turned a double play to end the inning and retained a 10-4 lead. Instead, a run came home, Rice scored three runs to close within 10-7 and never lost momentum.

The Hero: In a game with 25 runs scored, it was still a pitcher--lefthander Bobby Bramhall, who came out of the Rice bullpen to throw two scoreless innings.

You May Not Have Noticed: Louisville committed four errors overall. As Cardinals coach Dan McDonnell said, the Owls played "cleaner baseball," one of the reasons they won the game. Also, Louisville's Logan Johnson homered twice and just missed a third homer in the ninth, flying out to the warning track in right in the seventh.