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IN PICTURES: Louisville 11, Mud Hens 2

05/18/2017, 7:27pm EDT
By THE BLADE

Louisville raced out to a 10-0 lead en route to a victory over the Toledo Mud Hens Thursday morning at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.


Louisville Bats bench coach Darryl Brinkley signs an autograph for Jenna Ritchie, left. Also pictured is Pierson Steyer. They are both sixth graders at Old Fort Elementary School. BLADE/JETTA FRASER


Mud Hens shortstop Brendan Ryan after striking out swinging in the third inning. BLADE/JETTA FRASER


Louisville Bats bench coach Darryl Brinkley signs an autograph for Jenna Ritchie, left. Facing the camera is Pierson Steyer. They are both sixth graders at Old Fort Elementary School and attended School Celebration Day Thursday morning at Fifth Third Fiel


Louisville's Jesse Winker speaks with home plate umpire Charlie Ramos after being called out on strikes in the sixth inning. BLADE/JETTA FRASER


Mud Hens catcher Bryan Holaday rounds third base after hitting a home run in the fifth inning. BLADE/JETTA FRASER


Toledo Mud Hens manager Mike Rojas has words with Louisville Bats manager DeLino DeShields after both were ejected from Thursday's game at Fifth Third Field. BLADE/JETTA FRASER


Mud Hens manager Mike Rojas, left, and pitching coach Jeff Pico watch from the dugout as Toledo falls to the Louisville Bats Thursday at Fifth Third Field, 11-2. BLADE/JETTA FRASER


Mud Hens shortstop Brendan Ryan after striking out swinging in the third inning. BLADE/JETTA FRASER


Third base umpire James Rackley calls to the Mud Hens dugout to comport themselves in a way appropriate for the children in attendance during School Celebration Day Thursday at Fifth Third Field. Tensions were rising after a Louisville Bats pitcher threw


Mud Hens catcher Bryan Holaday hits a two-run home run in the fifth inning of Thursday's School Celebration Day game against the Louisville Bats. The homer was the only offense Toledo could produce in an 11-2 loss. BLADE/JETTA FRASER


John Hicks of the Mud Hens reacts after striking out with one out and one on in the sixth inning. Louisville's catcher is Chad Wallach. The Mud Hens lost to the Bats, 11-2. BLADE/JETTA FRASER


Toledo Mud Hens manager Mike Rojas is restrained by Efren Navarro after both he and Louisville Bats manager DeLino DeShields were ejected during Toledo's 11-2 loss to Louisville Thursday at Fifth Third Field. BLADE/JETTA FRASER

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