Cards Turn Around Series Opener in Eighth

The University of Louisville rallied late on Friday to reach a 5-3 win over Kennesaw State.

Sophomore Kyle Funkhouser, who opened the series for the Cardinals, managed to shut down the Owls in the 6th and 7th, holding their lead at 3-1. Senior Kyle Gibson dropped a bunt in the 8th to send junior Grant Kay in for the score. Freshman Nick Solak then secured two runs with a right-center drive. Pitchers Kyle McGrath and Nick Burdi maintained Funkhouser’s scoreless streak in the 8th and 9th and keep the Owls at 3.

This is Louisville’s second time to host an NCAA super regional.

Photos by CHRIS HUMPHREYS | The Voice-Tribune