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Loss: Rhodehouse (1-2) 2.031103
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Pitching Staff Enjoys Solid Day at No. 3 Louisville
Friday, February 21, 2020
Pitching Staff Enjoys Solid Day at No. 3 Louisville
Easton Rhodehouse started on a solid day for the Valpo pitching staff at Louisville.

The Valparaiso University baseball team limited No. 3 Louisville to three runs on eight hits on Friday, but the offense ran into reigning ACC Pitcher of the Year Reid Detmers, who struck out 14 over six shutout innings in a 3-0 win for the Cardinals at Jim Patterson Stadium in Louisville, Ky.

How It Happened

  • Louisville started the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, then added to the cushion when Ben Bianco nailed a two-run homer in the sixth.
  • Valpo had several quality pitching performances against the nation’s No. 3 team, keeping the Cardinals off the scoreboard in six of their eight at-bats. Easton Rhodehouse (Gilbert, Ariz. / Highland) yielded just one run on three hits over two frames in his start before Ryan Mintz (Lombard, Ill. / Willowbrook) took over and put together a solid showing. He went four frames and permitted two runs on four hits.
  • Valpo was limited to three hits by Detmers, who racked up 14 strikeouts over six innings.
  • Montana Quigley (Lake Forest, Calif. / El Toro) and Jarrett Hammel (South Newton [Saint Joseph’s College]) continued a solid day for the Valpo pitching staff as each tossed scoreless frames.

Inside the Game

  • Senior Riley Dent (Long Beach, Calif. / Wilson) lashed a pair of hits, his second multi-hit output over the season’s first four games.
  • Dent accounted for half of the team’s hits on a day where the Louisville pitching staff struck out 22 batters.
  • Rhodehouse took the defeat to fall to 1-2, while Detmers grabbed his second victory for the Cardinals (2-3).
  • Louisville entered the game ranked as high as No. 3 nationally and was the nation’s top team in various preseason polls.
  • The Valpo pitching staff issued just one walk in the game.

Up Next

Valpo (1-3) will continue the series with No. 3 Louisville on Saturday for a high noon start between the two teams. The game will again be broadcast on ACC Network Extra with links to live video, audio and stats available on ValpoAthletics.com.