The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team upset No. 8 University of Louisville at home, 6-3 on Tuesday, March 16.

“It was a collection of great pitching, great plays,” head coach Chris Prothro said.

The Cardinals snuck in a run in the top of the first inning to start the game. Cam Ridley answered back with a big hit in the bottom of the first, allowing him to get a run for the Colonels. EKU was able to come out of the first inning with a lead on UL, 2-1.

“I thought that everyone that put the uniform on today helped us get that win,” Prothro said. “It was a total team effort.”

EKU would only allow one home-run from the Cardinals in the second inning before striking out three in a row in the top of the second inning. After the third inning, the Cardinals took the lead, 3-2.

Daniel Harris IV hit a home-run in the bottom of the fourth, allowing the Colonels to tie the game, 3-3. After no runs from either team in the fifth and sixth innings.

At the bottom of the seventh, the Colonels had the bases loaded with no outs. The Cardinals allowed a walk for EKU to take the lead, 4-3. The Colonels had a big hit to left field from Brent Lovell, adding two more runs, 6-3.

Harris had 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs.

Ridley went 2-for-3 and scored twice.

Lovell went 1-for-1 on the night.

This is the second time this season that the Colonels have beat a ranked team. EKU defeated No. 15 Georgia Tech, 9-6 on Feb. 20.

The Colonels will play a doubleheader against Tennessee Martin on Friday, March 19, with the first pitch at noon. On Sunday, March 20 the Colonels will finish the three game series at 11 a.m.

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