Ty Young delivered a one-out bases loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the No. 5 ranked Louisville Cardinals to an 8-7 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide Sunday afternoon from Jim Patterson Stadium. The Cardinals (12-2) swept the three-game series over the Crimson Tide (8-7).
In the bottom of the 10th inning, Louisville got a walk and a bunt single to put runners on first and second with no outs. After a sacrifice bunt moved the runners, the Tide intentionally walked Coco Johnson to load the bases. Taylor Wolfe entered the game and Young delivered the game-winning RBI single to right center field to score Sutton Whiting from third, giving the Cardinals their second walk-off victory of the weekend.
“First of all, I like the way we competed,” Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspard said. “We got off to a quick start, and they bounced back and kind of hit us in the mouth. Then we responded late to tie the game. Some guys came into the game in critical situations and performed very well, and gave us an opportunity to win the game.”
Alabama returns home to host the Memphis Tigers for a two-game, midweek set Tuesday and Wednesday nights, with first pitch set for 6:05 p.m. from Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Pitching matchups for the two midweek games will be announced later.