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11:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Louisville Cardinals, Indiana Hoosiers 'Living in the Dream' of College World Series

The University of Louisville and Indiana University baseball teams open play against each other in the College World Series tomorrow in Omaha, Nebraska.

It’s the first-ever trip to the eight-team championship for the Hoosiers.     

IU First Baseman Sam Travis
Credit Indiana University

First baseman Sam Travis helped them get there with a home run in last weekend’s victory over Florida State.

"This is what you dream about as a little kid, you watch the College World Series on TV, you dream about it, and the fact that it’s actually happening just feels like you’re living in the dream.  It's an unbelievable experience," Travis said. 

The Cardinals are back in the series for the second time in school history.    Coach Dan McDonnell was also at the helm for the Cards’ first appearance in 2007.   

U of L Baseball Coach Dan McDonnell
Credit University of Louisville

"I told these guys they’re going to take advantage of that," McDonnell said.   "They have a great advantage because a team before them has already done this, and for that we’re all more prepared."

The teams played three times during the regular season, with IU winning the first two games.

First pitch in Omaha is 8:00pm tomorrow.