Head Coach Dan McDonnell and Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Eric Snider have been busy the past seven days in adding to their roster. On October 25, Class of 2026 prospect Parker Clubb announced his commitment to the University of Louisville. The freshman from Mulvane, Kansas announced his college commitment before even completing a full year in high school.
The fact that the coaching staff can gain a commitment from a freshman in a high school speaks to the quality of the program. Coach McDonnell enters his 16th season as the Cardinals head coach and carries a .708 winning percentage. He has led them to the second most wins nationwide from 2007-2021 with 646.
The dense resume of Coach McDonnell, his supporting staff, and the ability to recruit from the South and Upper Midwest earned Louisville a Top 10 spot by D1 Baseball in their Top 100 Collegiate Baseball Programs.
This storied program is highly attractive to young athletes with dreams of making it to the big leagues. With that being said, prospect Parker Clubb will be joined at the University of Louisville by Griffin Loya right-handed pitcher in the Class of 2026. Another freshman who committed to the Cardinals.
Riding into Louisville, Kentucky a year prior to these two athletes will be Anthony Karbowski and Jordan Kievman. Karbowski is a left-handed pitcher who can also play first base. Kievman is an outfielder who can also rotate in as a left-handed pitcher.
I’m excited to announce that I will be continuing my athletic and academic career at the University of Louisville! I would like to take the time to thank God, my family, coaches, teammates, and friends who have pushed me and supported me to accomplish this dream, Go Cards!! 🔴 pic.twitter.com/YEA3kNDauV
— Anthony Karbowski (@AnthonyKarbows3) October 27, 2022
The 6-foot-2 Karbowski stands tall on the pitching mound but can also create power in his swing with 73.7 bat speed and 93 exit velocity once he makes contact with the ball. As he continues to develop more in high school, by the time he shows up ready to play for the Cardinals he could be a potential weapon down the line for Louisville.
After an amazing talk with coach Dan McDonell, I am proud to announce my commitment to the university of Louisville, to further my academics, and chase my dream of being a d1 athlete. I would like to thank all of my family members, and coaches that have supported me along the way pic.twitter.com/KXHyHumQjc
— JCKiev9 (@JCKiev9) November 2, 2022
Karbowski’s 6-foot-2 twin Jordan Kievman almost matches him perfectly in terms of bat speed and exit velocity. His bat speed is 77.7 with 93 exit velocity. At his position in the outfield, he could be a future power hitter for the Cardinals.