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Luck & Perseverance: Uof L 4, Michigan 3

cardsIf you’re keeping score the regular way, the old fashioned tried and true way, your box score for Cardinal SS Devin Hairston’s 9th inning at bat will read like this: Sac 9.

Generally meaning, that the Wolverine RF Johnny Slater snared a fly ball, and that a Louisville baserunner advanced a sack.

But it’s not quite as simple as all that.

Truth be told, and if your scorekeeping modus operandi notes the mental part of the game, as well as the physical action, it would read: E9.

Because Slater, bless his heart, who made a spectacular catch of Hairston’s lilting flare, after ranging way to his left into foul territory and laying out to snare the ball, made a mental gaffe of the highest order. An egregious brain fart, which cost his team the game, and, more than likely, any likelihood of advancing to the Super Regional. Continue reading Luck & Perseverance: Uof L 4, Michigan 3