Louisville Cardinals Fall to Vanderbilt In College World Series Opener

The Louisville Cardinals baseball team fell behind the Vanderbilt Commodore in the second inning on a wild pitch Saturday, and stayed behind the rest of the game.

Louisville lost to Vanderbilt 5-3 in its first game of the 2014 College World Series in Omaha.

The Cardinals will play the Texas Longhorns on Monday in an elimination game (the College World Series is a double-elimination tournament).

Cardinals ace pitcher Kyle Funkhouser threw the wild pitch in the third and was credited with the loss. Vanderbilt pitcher Carson Fulmer got the win.

Louisville trailed 4-o into the fifth inning until the Cardinals’ Sutton Whiting tripled, scoring Grant Kay from first base.  The Cardinals cut the lead to a run in the seventh but would never pull even or lead the Commodores.  Louisville led in hits, nine to seven.

Texas fell Saturday to UC Irvine.

Joseph Lord

Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.

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