Cards fall to Florida, 5-1

Howie Lindsey, Publisher
Cardinal Sports

The Louisville Cardinals gave up a pair of big hits early, and never got their offense rolling to combat Florida Tuesday night in Omaha's College World Series.

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The Cardinals were foiled by Florida starter Singer who twirled 7.0 innings of one-run baseball. He struck out nine batters and scattered six hits with just one walk.

Meanwhile Florida took advantage of a couple of UofL mistakes. The Gators' Langworthy slapped a solo homer in the third inning to get on the board first.

Then in the fourth inning, Louisville starter Kade McClure got the first two outs, but issued a four-pitch walk and gave up a single to India. Then Liput slugged a three-run homer on a 1-2 count to give Florida a 4-0 lead.

Florida extended its lead to 5-0 in the seventh inning when Liput singled and Rivera doubled to right center to score Liput.

Louisville struck back in the bottom of the seventh when Colin Lyman singled to score Brendan McKay from second. The Cardinals loaded the based with two outs, but Logan Taulor grounded out to the shortstop to end the inning on a Fielder's Choice.

The 5-1 score stayed that way through the final two innings and Louisville fell into the Elimination Bracket while Florida advanced to Friday's bracket final.


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