Fresh off another trip to Omaha, Louisville Baseball is just weeks away from starting workouts for the 2018 season. The Cardinals named three captains this week.
Juniors Sam Bordner, Josh Stowers and Adam Wolf have been selected by University of Louisville players and coaches as team captains for the Cardinals baseball team in 2018.
A righthanded pitcher from Baltimore, Ohio, Bordner earned his first career All-America honor (NCBWA Third Team) while accumulating a 2-0 record, three saves and miniscule 0.41 ERA in 43.2 innings and 23 total appearances as a sophomore in 2017. He delivered scoreless appearances in 22 of his 23 outings last season, including all four NCAA postseason outings when he piled up 13 strikeouts and did not allow a hit in 10.2 innings in the Regional, Super Regional and College World Series.
An outfielder from Westchester, Illinois, Stowers finished with a .313 batting average, six home runs, 34 RBI, 15 doubles and 22 stolen bases while playing in all 65 games as a sophomore, including 59 starts. Stowers provided a key boost during the Cardinals’ 2017 postseason run hitting .407 with one home run, five doubles, one triple and nine RBI in eight NCAA Championship games.
Wolf, a lefthanded pitcher from Milan, Ohio, finished his sophomore season at Louisville with a 6-0 record, 2.18 ERA, one save and 35 strikeouts in 24 total appearances and 41.1 innings pitched. Wolf made three scoreless appearances in the NCAA Championship finishing with five strikeouts and allowing only four hits in eight innings, including 3.1 innings of shutout relief against TCU in the College World Series.
The Cardinals are scheduled to open the 2018 season on Feb. 16-18 in Charleston, South Carolina with a trio of games at The Citadel Tournament at Joseph P. Riley Park. Louisville will face Richmond on Feb. 16 at noon ET, The Citadel on Feb. 17 at 3 p.m., and George Mason on Feb. 18 at 11 a.m.
The 2018 home-opener for the Cardinals is set for Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium against Eastern Kentucky.