Another month in the books, and lots of baseball. That’s the majority of my favorite photos from June, but that’s not all. Without further delay, my tops from the month:
Archie Miller speaks to Indiana fans at Huber’s
The IU coach had a lot to talk about after last season’s struggles. I got plenty of shots of him, but liked this one the best, which gives you his body language at the podium, and a hint of the rapt attention from fans.
Dan McDonnell in the dugout
You hardly ever see Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell without a clipboard. You don’t often catch him shouting like he is here.
Fans at sunset
Fans line the concourse at Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium as the sun begins to set during the NCAA Regional.
Cards and Hoosiers scuffle
What was supposed to be a handshake line after Louisville’s NCAA Regional win over Indiana eliminated the Hoosiers from the tournament got a bit heated before the sides dispersed.
We interrupt the baseball for this shot of a rainbow from my neighborhood in Jeffersontown.
Out at first
Louisville catcher Zeke Pinkham went airborne after fielding a bunt to throw a runner out at first (successfully) in the NCAA Regional.
Lucas lays it down
I spent far too much time experimenting while shooting baseball, because I hadn’t shot it a great deal before. Here, I was trying to get the ball coming off the bat on a bunt, and happened to get lucky.
Reid Detmers brings it
Louisville pitching ace Reid Detmers throws a pitch during the NCAA Super Regional. I liked having the College World Series sign behind him.
Alex Binelas leaps into the air after driving home the winning run in the NCAA Regional
Safe at home
Louisville’s Justin Lavey beats a tag at home plate to score in Louisville’s Super Regional-clinching win over East Carolina.
A dog pile in two parts
It’s a tradition. You win a game to get to the College World Series in Omaha, you dog pile on the field. The first image was my best dog pile shot. The second, though, is a bit more poignant, with an ECU player stopped in front of the celebration, pondering what might have been.
You see a lot of celebration shots. This was another nice postgame moment for Louisville’s team.
Churchill Downs, Mardi Gras Night
A nice scene at the track, a spire, the moon, and a silhouette against the historic old facade.
Denny Crum talks about his stroke
I was amazed at how good Hall of Fame coach Denny Crum looked and sounded just five months after a pretty serious stroke.
When a bunch of hot-air blooms fly over the house, you’re obliged to grab the camera.
Jordan Nwora, back to Louisville
The junior guard was all smiles after passing on the NBA Draft to come back for another year at Louisville. Cardinal fans are all smiles, too.