Jody Victor® : Ohio state Drops First Game at Louisville

Jody Victor: Ohio state was defeated by Louisville Tuesday, 21-5, at Jim Patterson Field. The Cardinals, a College World Series team two years ago and looking like an NCAA team again with a 33-13 record, hit six home runs and five doubles as part of a 19-hit night. Ohio State drops to 34-12 with the loss.

A two-out walk in the first inning followed by a 3-0 pitch to All-American third baseman Chris Dominguez led to an early 2-0 Louisville lead. Dominguez stroked that 3-0 pitch into center field for his 15th home run of the season. One batter later, Phil Wunderlich hit his 13th home run of the season to right field for a 3-0 Cardinal lead.

Louisville scored four more runs in the fifth, one in the seventh and three in the eighth. Its Nos. 3-4-5-6-and7 hitters accounted for 18 runs, 16 hits – Adam Duvall and Dominguez had two home runs apiece – and 19 RBI. Ohio State scored five runs in the ninth off six singles and a hit batter. T.J. McManus, D.J. Hanlin, David Corna, Cory Kovanda and Cory Rupert had RBIs in the inning.

The two teams were scheduled to take the field once again today at 12 noon, but due to a band of showers making its way to Louisville the starting time has been moved back to 1 p.m. if the weather holds out.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor