Radford falls to Louisville 11-6, UVa rained out in NCAA Baseball
LOUISVILLE, KY (WSET) - Radford rallied from an early 6-0 deficit to tie region top seed Louisville, but the Cardinals scored the final five runs of the game to beat the Highlanders 11-6 in NCAA Baseball first-round action.
After Louisville scored six in the third, Radford answered right back in the top of the fourth, scoring four runs on an Adam Whitacre grand slam.
Whitacre would add a two-run triple in the sixth as the Highlanders tied Louisville 6-6. Whitacre had a big night at the plate, a grand slam and two-run triple, driving in all of Radford's six runs.
Louisville, though, responded with three runs in the bottom of the sixth, then two more in the seventh to put the game away.
Radford will play Xavier in an elimination game Saturday at noon.
UVa didn't get the chance to play its first-round game with Dallas Baptist Friday afternoon.
The Fort Worth Regional games were postponed due to rain and lightning.
Play now begins on Saturday afternoon at 3 Eastern with Virginia playing Dallas Baptist in the first game, followed by host TCU and Central Connecticut State at 8.