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Tuesday March 7, 2000Florida Baseball Loses to Louisville 11-7

Gainesville, FL

Louisville knocked 17 hits and 11 runs off three Florida pitchers to take an 11-7 victory in the first game of a two-game series Tuesday at McKethan Stadium. Louisville improved to 3-11, while Florida dropped to 10-9 on the season.

Craig Mosher (0-2) took the loss for Florida, allowing five runs on four hits with two strikeouts. Cardinal reliever Brad Mattingly (2-3) got the win for Louisville with 5.2 innings out of the bullpen.

Third baseman Scott Kohler led Louisville with four hits on the night with two runs scored. Designated hitter Bill Gatti, Jr. added his first home run of the season as every Louisville starter had at least one hit on the night.

Florida led 2-0 on single runs in the first and second innings, leaving the bases loaded each inning. For the game, Florida left 13 runners on base with at least one runner stranded in seven of the nine innings. UF added two runs in the third to take a 4-2 lead before Louisville scored six in the fourth with the aid of three unearned runs resulting from a Florida error.

Florida failed to get on track offensively, failing to take advantage of 13 walks by three Louisville pitchers.

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