This Week in Louisville Sports

Damion Lee and Trey Lewis to be Grand Marshals of the Pegasus Parade

Former Louisville basketball stars, Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, have added another honor to their trophy case. They will be the grand marshals for the upcoming Pegasus Parade. They will go alongside former U of L great Teddy Bridgewater and Louisville coach Rick Pitino as Cardinal greats who have served as grand marshals of the parade.

“These two young men are true examples of real student athletes. Both overcame adversity and became ambassadors not only for their team and the school, but for our city,” said Stacey Robinson, KDF Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff.

The parade is on May 5 at 5 P.M. It will travel 17 blocks and last  about two hours.

Louisville Baseball Up and Down in the Past Two Weeks

The sixth-ranked Louisville baseball team had an up-and-down couple of weeks since my last post winning both games against arch rival Kentucky, sweeping a home series versus Clemson, but losing a road series to ACC opponent Boston College.

Louisville swept the season series against Kentucky by finishing the final game in dramatic fashion in front of 4,642 fans at Jim Patterson stadium. Trailing 5 – 1 in the seventh inning, the Cardinals pulled to within one on a Corey Ray homerun. U of L then tied it in the eighth when Danny Rosenbaum scored on a wild pitch.

Reliever, Anthony Kidston, shut down the Wildcats in the top of the ninth. Devin Hairston then hit the game-winner, scoring Colin Lyman from second for the dramatic win.

Louisville now stands at 31 – 9 on the season and an impressive 24 – 1 at home.

For You Viewing Pleasure

If you haven’t seen Devin Hairston’s game winner against Kentucky then you’re welcome. I will give you the pleasure of watching it. Check out the following link:

Jackson Shines in U of L’s Spring Football Game

I am not one to get overly excited about a spring football game. This is a game that gives the fans a chance to see some of the new players as well as see some of the talent that is left over from the past season. It can provide excitement, but can also provide false hope. However, if Lamar Jackson’s performance is any indication, the Cardinals could be in for an exciting 2016-17 season.

Jackson, playing against U of L’s second team defense, threw for 519 yards and eight touchdowns in leading his team to a 73 – 7 victory.

Everyone saw Jackson’s ability to run with the ball during his spectacular freshman season, but they did not get a chance to see as much consistency in the passing game. Bobby Petrino and the coaching staff have been working with him on his passing and it showed. He completed 24 of 29 passes. Three of his touchdown passes were 40 yards or more with the highlight being an 85 yard bomb to James Quick. He also showed the ability to hit one of his most important weapons in his tight end, Cole Hikutini. He hit Hikutini for two short touchdown passes.

2016 CATSPY Awards Presented on Monday

Men’s basketball, men’s soccer, and women’s track and field win Teams of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. – UK Athletics presented 38 honors at the 14th annual CATSPY Awards, held Monday in Memorial Coliseum to recognize athletic and academic performances during the 2015-16 year. With co-winners in some categories, a total of five teams and 26 individuals were recognized. Continue reading 2016 CATSPY Awards Presented on Monday

No. 22 UK Baseball Hosts Dayton, Miami (Ohio) in Midweek Tilts

First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday at Cliff Hagan Stadium

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fresh off its dramatic come-from-behind victory Saturday to salvage a three-game series with Arkansas, the No. 22 Kentucky baseball team will host a pair of midweek tilts on Tuesday and Wednesday vs. Dayton and Miami (Ohio), respectively. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. on both nights. Continue reading No. 22 UK Baseball Hosts Dayton, Miami (Ohio) in Midweek Tilts

Nunley Becomes Kentucky’s Most-Tenured Pitcher in Loss to Bama

Nunley pitches UK record 900th inning in loss to Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Senior pitcher Kelsey Nunley became Kentucky’s most tenured pitcher in program history on Sunday afternoon throwing her 900th career inning, surpassing prior record holder Keary Camunas (1997-2000) for the most innings thrown all-time at UK in a 3-0 loss to No. 4 Alabama on Sunday. Nunley becomes just the ninth player in the Southeastern Conference ever to throw 900 innings in a career. Continue reading Nunley Becomes Kentucky’s Most-Tenured Pitcher in Loss to Bama

Legends’ jerseys salute American Pharoah

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American Pharoh

Lexington Legends’ starting pitcher Foster Griffin and his teammates wore special jerseys Saturday night to salute 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.  The jerseys resembled the Zayat Stables silks worn by jockey Victor Espinoza when he rode American Pharoah to victory in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, as well as the Breeders Cup Classic.  Continue reading Legends’ jerseys salute American Pharoah