Hit and Run – Now with 99.9% more bluegrass
The Louisville Cardinals were eliminated by #3 UNC in the CWS, in a 3-1 ballgame that saw the Cards just get three hits. (Considering they had just lost to #2 Rice 15-10 with 15 hits, I’m surprised they had any strength left in them.) Cutie on the left here is senior Trystan Magnuson who closed out the game for the Cards.
For the Tarheels, pitcher Luke Putkonen went 7 innings and threw 7 strike-outs but really didn’t look as cute on the mound.
The Florence Freedom of the Frontier League, (try saying that one three times fast), lost to the Windy City Thunderbolts in 10-innings. I wish I could report more, but there still is not a box score or a recap on the Freedom’s site or the League site and Google News has nothing so far. (Hopefully by morning those links will be updated with some baseball type stats.)
And as much as I want to make a joke about the “Florence Y’all Festival” with Three Dog Night in concert Friday and a Honky Tonk Tailgate Party on Saturday, I cannot bring myself to do so because the Freedom have one the hottest looking rosters I’ve ever seen, including this fine fellow, Collin Martin. Thank you for being so hot boys, I needed it after how ugly the Angels were tonight. (Besides, I bet that festival would have deep fried pickles or something unhealthy like that, which sounds awesome about now.)
In horse racing news, Kentucky is looking to adopt some sort of changes to how soon a horse can race again after scratching and being claimed in another state. I don’t know really what this means to the sport, but it is apparently a little controversial. Me? I just like when someone gives me a chance to feed a horse carrots and sugar cubes.
Are sugar cubes considered doping?
Congrats to Lexington Legends David Qualben for pitching in the seventh-inning of the South Atlantic League All-Star Game last night. (In a stunning repeat of history, the Northern Division beat the Southern Division 3-1. ) This game seems notable just for the fact that Ashville manager Joe Mikulik managed the Southern team for the third time. If that name rings a bell, it is because he’s the guy who went kinda crazy in a game about this time last year. (Funny enough, in a game against Lexington.)
And finally, you cannot spell Kentucky without UK, so for all of you fans out there, congratulations on 16 year-old Dakotah Euton giving his verbal commitment to Coach Billy Gillispie. You’re going to have to click the link to check him out yourself, because I am too old to be looking at 16 year-olds for anything else other than carrying my groceries to the car.
One quick non-Kentucky note – Poker Brat Phil Hellmuth fell short of capturing his 12th WSOP braclet tonight, (he currently holds the record for most event wins with 11), in the $3000 NL Hold’em tourney finishing at the final table in 6th place. We still have just under a month more of play, so who wants to set the line at at least three more titles this year?