Louisville baseball had its season ended after getting swept by Texas A&M in the best-of-three NCAA Tournament super regional Saturday at Blue Bell Park in College Station, Texas.
After falling to the Aggies in Game 1 in walk-off fashion, 5-4, the Cardinals dropped a 4-3 decision in Game 2. They end their season with a 42-21-1 record, while Texas A&M (42-18) remains perfect in postseason play after going 3-0 in its host regional
Louisville baseball vs. Texas A&M: Live score updates from Game 2 of NCAA super regional
Check out the top plays from Game 2 below:
Texas A&M pitcher Jacob Palisch strikes out Jack Payton to end game
Texas A&M pitcher Jacob Palisch struck out Jack Payton to end the game, leaving Christian Knapczyk stranded. With the win, the Aggies move on to the College World Series.
TAMU’s Troy Claunch throws out Louisville’s Chris Seng on stolen-base attempt
Texas A&M catcher Troy Claunch picks off Chris Seng, who was pinch running for Cam Masterman, in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Aggies got the final out two batters later and maintain the 4-3 lead heading into the final inning of the game.
Texas A&M’s Ryan Targac hits sixth-inning leadoff home run to tie game
It took only one pitch for Texas A&M’s Ryan Targac to tie the game again with a leadoff shot to left centerfield to start the sixth inning.
Jack Payton’s two-out RBI single puts the Cardinals ahead
With two out, Jack Payton singled up the middle to score Ben Metzinger, giving the Cardinals the 3-2 lead. Will Johnston replaced Micah Dallas on the mound for Texas A&M right after.
Texas A&M pitcher Micah Dallas strikes out Logan Beard to end the fourth inning
Texas A&M starting pitcher Micah Dallas capped off a 1-2-3 inning by striking out Logan Beard, closing out fourth inning. Dallas currently had four strikeouts and the score remains tied, 2-2.
Louisville’s Dalton Rushing gives Cards 2-0 lead vs. TAMU with towering home run
Junior catcher Dalton Rushing, an early round MLB draft prospect this summer, gave the Cardinals another fast start when he, as the third batter of the frame, ripped a shot deep to right field for a 2-0 lead. It was Rushing’s second home run of the NCAA tournament.
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