Louisville stops Buckeyes in NCAA regional, 15-3

Published 9:45 pm Saturday, June 4, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Danny Rosenbaum hit a pair of two-run homers, Brendan McKay also homered and allowed just three hits as top-seeded Louisville trounced Ohio State 15-3 on Saturday to reach the NCAA Tournament Louisville Regional final.

Rosenbaum’s first homer highlighted Louisville’s eight-run third and followed with a drive to left center in the fourth for his 10th homer overall and first multi-homer game this season. He and McKay combined for seven RBI as Louisville (49-12) had 19 hits.

McKay was just as dominant on the mound, striking out 10 Buckeyes in 5 2/3 shutout innings. The Buckeyes finally scored on Daulton Mosbarger’s pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth.

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The second-seeded Buckeyes (44-19) will face Wright State (45-16) on Sunday in a rematch of Friday’s game they won 7-6. The winner will face Louisville.

A moment of silence was held before the game for heavyweight boxing great and Louisville native Muhammad Ali, 74, who died Friday.