LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ty Young delivered a one-out bases loaded single in the bottom of the 10th innings to lift the No. 5 ranked Louisville Cardinals to an 8-7 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide on Sunday afternoon from Jim Patterson Stadium. The Cardinals (12-2) swept the three-game series over the Crimson Tide (8-7).
In the bottom of the 10th inning, Louisville got a walk and a bunt single to put runners on first and second with no outs. After a sacrifice bunt moved the runners up 90 feet, the Tide intentionally walked Coco Johnson to load the bases. Taylor Wolfe entered the game and on a 2-1 pitch, Young delivered the game-winning RBI single to right center field to score Sutton Whiting from third base, giving the Cardinals their second walk-off victory of the weekend.
"First of all, I like the way we competed," Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspard said. "We got off to a quick start and they bounced back and kind of hit us in the mouth, then we responded late to tie the game. Some guys came into the game in critical situations and performed very well, and gave us an opportunity to win the game." "
Louisville reliever Kyle McGrath (2-0) got the win after throwing a scoreless 10th inning against the Tide. Mitch Greer (1-1), who got the Tide out of a jam in the ninth inning, was the hard-luck losing pitcher, after the walk to open the Louisville 10th was charged to him. Greer threw 0.2 innings before leaving the game with an injury after throwing two balls to the leadoff hitter in the 10th.
Both Ben Moore and Brett Booth homered in the game for Alabama. Moore was 3-for-3 with a walk, three RBI and two runs scored. Booth was 1-for-4 with two RBI and scored twice. Moore, Booth and Kenny Roberts, who was 1-for-4 with a run scored, had all five of the Tide's hits on Sunday.
Louisville collected 13 hits in the game, as six different players had two hits each. Young was 2-for-4 with two RBI and Whiting was 2-for-4 with a double and a triple, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored.
COURTESY: Alabama Media Relations
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