LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Louisville (21-12, 7-7 ACC) scored nine of the game’s first 10 runs and evened the series against No. 11 Virginia (27-8, 10-7 ACC) with a 14-10 victory on Saturday (April 13) at Jim Patterson Stadium. The two teams will square off in a rubber match on Sunday (April 14) at 1 p.m.

The Cavaliers committed a season-high four errors and three Cavalier pitchers combined to walk nine batters in the contest. The Cavaliers, who came into the contest as the top offense in the ACC, scored double-digit runs for the 18th time this season. A total of 10 different UVA batters recorded a hit in the contest.

Griff O’Ferrall (2-for-4, 2 RBI) and Luke Hanson each put forth multi-hit efforts for Virginia. Freshman Eric Becker was responsible for three RBI and Aidan Teel came off the bench to hit a three-run, pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning.


  • Louisville was one hit shy of its Friday night total after the first inning. The Cardinals sent 11 batters to the plate, collected five hits and scored five runs. The big blow in the frame came off the bat of Ryan McCoy who hit a three-run homer.
  • The Cardinals went on to score four more runs in its next two turns at the plate and owned a 9-1 lead after three innings.
  • The Cavaliers chipped away beginning in the top of the third with an RBI single from O’Ferrall that scored Hanson.

  • UVA sent nine batters to the plate in the fourth and scored four runs to close the gap to 9-5. Jacob Ference and Hanson each had run-scoring hits in the frame. Louisville starter Evan Webster avoided further damage, escaping a bases loaded, one-out jam.

  • A three-run sixth inning and the second homer of the day from McCoy, a two-run shot in the seventh put Louisville up 14-7.
  • The Cavaliers had a pair of two-out baserunners in the ninth that all came home on the second, pinch-hit homer of the year for Teel who cleared the right center field wall.


  • The four defensive miscues for Virginia were the most since committing four at Notre Dame on April 23, 2023.
  • UVA drops to 16-2 this season when scoring 10 or more runs.
  • Louisville stole seven bases on eight attempts, tied for the most by a UVA opponent since 2000.
  • Ethan Anderson was 1-for-2 with three walks and scored three runs. He’s come around to score seven times in two games against Louisville.


The series concludes on Sunday (April 14) with a 1 p.m. first pitch at Jim Patterson Stadium. The Cavaliers will have lefty Owen Coady (1-0) on the mound and he will be opposed by righthander Carson Liggett (2-1). The contest will be carried live on ACCNX.