Vandy stumbles, puts L'ville in winning position

June, 1, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Three straight odd plays on the left side of the field have left Louisville in good shape to advance to the NCAA super regionals.

Adam Duvall hit a one-out fly ball to deep left, but Vanderbilt's Joe Loftus never saw it. The ball dropped in for a double. The next batter, Andrew Clark, skied a popup to shallow left behind the third-base bag. Jason Esposito called everyone off and seemed to have the catch lined up, but he staggered to his right and saw it land for an error.

That made it first and third, and Chris Dominguez then chopped a grounder to third base. Esposito could have made a play at home, but he threw to first, and the throw pulled Curt Casali off the bag. Dominguez was safe and got his first RBI of the regional round.

Loftus atoned somewhat by throwing Clark out at the plate later in the inning.

Louisville leads 5-2 and needs just six more outs to make the supers for the second time in school history.

Brian Bennett | email

ESPN Staff Writer



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