For a brief moment yesterday Eastern Kentucky University fans thought they would witness another upset like in 2009. That was the last time EKU had beaten Louisville, ranked No. 16 at the time.
This time Louisville was ranked 7th in the nation.
EKU was up 1-0 after the first inning and everything looked great. The bats were hitting and the defense was able to perform under pressure. Unforunately, the Colonels bats died after the first. The Colonels would not get another run and gave up two big innings in the third and sixth.
Going into the third EKU was down only 2-1, but Shane Crain of Louisville led the Cardinals offense in the third with a three-run home run after the Cardinals had already plated three runs to end the third up 8-1.
EKU would hold the Cardinals scoreless the next two innings but the Cards struck again in the sixth. After Louisville has scored two runs, Zach Lewis hit a three run homer which put the Louisville up 13-1. The game would end with the same margin.
EKU saw solid pitching from Ben Brooks, Alex Hamilton, and Cody Creamer who all held Louisville scoreless in four innings of play. The top hitter for Eastern Kentucky was Doug Teegarden who went 2-2 with a double, single, and hit by pitch twice.
It does not get any easier this weekend when the Colonels travel to #5 in the nation South Carolina Gamecocks.