LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sophomore lefty Josh Rogers rang up six strikeouts and pitched well enough to lead the University of Louisville Cardinals (21-7, 11-1 ACC) to a 4-1 win over Georgia Tech (17-10, 5-7 ACC), and sweep the three game series Saturday at Jim Patterson Stadium.
Rogers (4-1) picked up his fourth win of the season scattering six hits, while only allowing one run and one walk over 6.0 innings pitched.
“I don’t think I had my best stuff out there today,” Rogers said. “I just competed out there today and did what I had to do. Overall I felt like it wasn’t my best day but I got through it.”
Senior Mike White, sophomore Nick Solak, and freshman Brendan McKay all had one RBI, while sophomore Corey Ray scored a run and stole two bases, sending his total to eight over the three game stretch.
Sophomore closer Zach Burdi picked up his third save of the year, giving up one hit and striking out two batters during the final inning. Freshman RHP Lincoln Henzman worked two innings of relief giving up one hit, one walk and had two strikeouts.
Georgia Tech starter sophomore RHP Brandon Gold, who has been a force this year for the Yellow Jackets, gets the loss, his first on the year. Gold pitched 6.0 innings and allowed six hits, one run, one walk, and fanned six Cardinal hitters.
Senior outfielder Daniel Spingola registered Georgia Techs lone RBI for the game. Sophomore’s Matthew Gorst, Tanner Shelton, and Zac Ryan all pitched in relief for Tech.
This weekend’s sweep of Georgia Tech is the third sweep of an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent in three consecutive weekends. The Cards swept Boston College weekend before last, and did the same to Notre Dame last week.
“We played good baseball,” said Head Coach Dan McDonnell. “We got good starts on the mound, Josh wasn’t at his best today but he competed. Breaking ball wasn’t as sharp as it usually is, but what you love about Josh is he competes. We didn’t give up runs. I thought offensively we were locked in all weekend.”
Louisville faces Miami (Ohio) 03/31/15 at Jim Patterson Stadium next, while Georgia Tech will travel to Georgia 03/31/15.