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Louisville spark plug Christian Knapczyk (Aaron Fitt)


GSA Spotlight: Louisville’s Christian Knapczyk Emerges As Elite Leadoff Man


Just about one year ago, things were going much differently for Christian Knapczyk than they are right now. It was still early in his Louisville career, but was having a hard time adjusting both offensively and defensively at shortstop. After he made errors in the first two games of a series against Boston College in mid-March, head coach Dan McDonnell pulled him aside.

“He had just won the shortstop job, maybe a week before. And he was really struggling this weekend, and he wasn’t playing great defense, and it was like his introduction to ACC baseball. Literally I put my[…]