June 17, 2007

College World Series Capsules

College World Series Schedule and Recaps


Dominguez goes deep twice as Louisville advances

Johnson, Burton also homer for Cardinals


Chris Dominguez hit two of Louisville’s four home runs as the Cardinals powered past Mississippi State 12-4 to stay alive in the College World Series Sunday afternoon in front of 18,187 fans at Rosenblatt Stadium.


Louisville (47-23) won its first College World Series game and will face the loser of Sunday night’s Rice-North Carolina game on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Bulldogs finish their season with a record of 38-22.


After Logan Johnson hit a two-run homer in the top of the first for Louisville, Dominguez crushed a leadoff shot to center in the second for a 3-0 lead. His two-run homer was part of a three-run rally in the top of the seventh that gave the Cardinals an 11-3 advantage. Dominguez has 15 home runs on the season, eight during the NCAA Tournament. Dominguez and Johnson each have three home runs in the College World Series.


Isaiah Howes had a two-run double in the third for Louisville and Daniel Burton belted a three-run homer in the fourth as the Cards built an 8-0 lead.


Brandon Turner hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth for MSU. It was the final pitch thrown by Louisville starter Justin Marks (9-2), who worked 5.1 innings with four hits, three runs, five walks and five strikeouts. He took a hard bouncer off his left knee earlier in the inning.


Mitch Moreland had an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh for the Bulldogs. Chris Cates singled and scored in the top of the ninth for Louisville to complete the scoring.


Cates finished with three hits for the Cards, as did Howes and Burton. Leadoff hitter Jeffrey Rea had three hits for MSU.