The Illinois State Redbirds are set for perhaps the program’s most significant game Monday vs. the Louisville Cardinals. The winner advances to the NCAA Sweet 16. First pitch is scheduled for noon CDT at Jim Patterson Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. The Redbirds took the field for warmups late Monday morning. ISU upset Louisville 4-2 on Saturday and fell to the top-seeded Cardinals 11-2 on Sunday, setting the stage for Monday’s decisive game.