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Mon June 3, 2013
U of L Baseball Team Returning to NCAA Super Regionals
For just the third time in school history, the University of Louisville baseball team has reached the NCAA super regionals.
The Cards swept their three regional games last weekend before more than 4,000 fans at Jim Patterson Stadium to advance to the next stage and a chance to go to the College World Series.
It’s U of L’s first super regional appearance since 2009.
Coach Dan McConnell calls it the reward for a having a great season.
"It just says a lot about our program, how far we’ve come. That was the reason we expanded the stadium was to do it first class, and allow these fans to enjoy a great college baseball weekend," McDonnell said.
The Cards will face Vanderbilt Friday or Saturday in Nashville in the 16-team super regional round. The Commodores, ranked second in the country, advanced with a 7-0 win Monday night over Georgia Tech.
U of L’s only College World Series appearance was in 2007, when the Cards were eliminated by North Carolina in the second round.
Indiana has also advanced to the super regionals. The Hoosiers take on Florida State next weekend.
Game schedules and other details will be announced Tuesday.