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June 13, 2014

College Baseball: Ex-Wilmington star to play in World Series

NEW CASTLE — Sutton Whiting will play on college baseball’s biggest stage.

The former Wilmington High standout, who transferred to and graduated from Louisville Ballard, will join his University of Louisville teammates in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. after sweeping Kennesaw State in the Super Regionals last weekend.

The Cardinals (50-15) will be making their second-straight trip to Omaha and third since 2007. The club has went 1-4 in its two previous appearances.

Louisville will open the tournament at 8 p.m. tomorrow against Vanderbilt (46-19). UC-Irvine and Texas will meet at 3 p.m. tomorrow.

The Cardinals will play either UC-Irvine (40-23) or Texas (43-19) on Monday. Their opponent and game time will depend on tomorrow’s results.

Texas Tech (45-19) and TCU (47-16) will play at 3 p.m. Sunday, while Virginia (49-14) and Mississippi (46-19) collide in the second contest at 8 p.m. to complete the other side of the bracket,

The tournament is double elimination until just two teams are left and at that point, it becomes a best-of-three series.

Whiting leads the team in steals with 37 and is second in runs scored at 49.

The former Greyhounds two-sport standout has started 58 of the 59 games he’s appeared in with Louisville this year and has posted a .212 batting average in 212 at-bats. Whiting has 45 hits, including four doubles, two triples and two homers. He’s driven in 17 runs and has accepted a team-high 42 walks.

The Cardinals junior infielder has a .934 fielding percentage, recording 67 putouts and 146 assists.

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