Louisville ace Reid Detmers (Aaron Fitt)


Detmers Delivers, Hitters Show Big Progress For Louisville

At The Ballpark

OXFORD, Miss. — It was the first inning of the first game of the season for the No. 1 team in the country, and it looked like things were going sideways for arguably the No. 1 pitcher in the country. But once again, Reid Detmers proved his mettle, and so did top-ranked Louisville in a 7-2 win at No. 25 Ole Miss.

The Rebels provided a stiff test, and Louisville delivered an impressive, complete team performance on the road in a hostile atmosphere. That standout team effort started with first-team preseason All-America lefthander Detmers and his first-inning escape act.

After the Cardinals stranded the bases loaded in the top of the first, Ole Miss leadoff man Anthony Servideo ignited the crowd with a leadoff double in the bottom of the frame, and Peyton Chatagnier followed with a walk to give Ole Miss two baserunners with nobody out.

“I think Servideo hit the double in the first inning, and I talked to [Detmers],” Louisville catcher Henry Davis said. “I was like, ‘Listen, you’re the best pitcher in the country, you get out of situations like this. We want you in this position.’ If you could pick a pitcher to be in this position, it’s Reid Detmers. And he got us out of it, and pitched great.” …

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