Sources very lose to the situation told The L Yes! Report tonight that Louisville All-American candidate Chris Dominguez will return for his senior season. Dominguez was drafted in the 5th round by the Colorado Rockies and had the option of taking the money and running to Coors Canaveral. The third baseman had hoped to be drafted earlier and with Colorado's hot corner occupied by the young Garrett Atkins, Dominguez made the decision to come back. The only unanimous selection to the 2008 All-Big East 1st team, he batted .365 with 68 runs, 13 doubles, a Big East-leading 21 home runs and 75 RBI, stealing 11 bases while starting all 62 games at third on the BIG EAST Champions. It will be a treat to see Dominguez play ball for the Cards one more year. Although the Cards tradition isn't that of Texas or Arizona St., Dominguez has to be one of the top 2-3, if not the best to ever lace the boots for Louisville. A published report stated the thought he was coming back near the end of the season which we confirmed today. The deadline for him to make a decision was Friday (8/15).
Coach McDonnell did receive somewhat bad news when he found out Cardinal signee Jake Odorizzi, who was selected 32nd overall by the Milwaukee Brewers, has decided to forego college and join the Brew Crew. Odorizzi had nowhere to go but down so you can't really blame him. He was the highest rated recruit the Cards have EVER had and would have contributed immeadiately. The Brewers made the decision easy, throwing a 1 million dollar signing bonus at him. Can you imagine being handed a million at 18 years old? Be hard to say no to.