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Sunday, May 15, 2016

College Baseball 2016

I went to Jim Patterson stadium today to see the Louisville Cardinals beat the North Carolina State Wolfpack 6-1 in baseball. Both teams are ranked in the top 10 and have decent chances of playing in Omaha this summer.

The Cards started former ace (and very high 2015 draft pick) Kyle Funkhouser. He went 7 strong innings, yielding only 1 run, 2 hits, and 3 walks in 7 innings plus. He struck out 8 batters and looked fairly impressive, though the walks have been an issue for him. His fastball was consistently 93-94-95. He walked a batter in the first to get in trouble when a called strike that was called ball four would have yielded a strike out-caught stealing double play. He also walked the last batter he faced, which yielded the one run he allowed.

NC State's offense didn't do much, but their first baseman is Preston Palmeiro, son of Rafael:

Their shortstop today was Joe Dunand, nephew of Alex Rodriguez. A lot of his mannerisms seem borrowed from his uncle. 

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