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Louisville baseball tops Duke, wins 6th straight ACC series

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The fifth-ranked Louisville baseball remained unbeaten in ACC series' this season by taking down Duke 11-1 in Durham Sunday afternoon. The Cards took game 1 of the series via a 1-0 win over the Blue Devils on Friday, but dropped a 2-1 decision on Saturday.

Freshman Brendan McKay was the offensive star for U of L in the rubber match, driving in three runs and reaching base four times. Sutton Whiting drove in four runs of his own, while Corey Ray launched his team-best sixth home run of the season.

That was more than enough help for sophomore lefty Josh Rogers, who improved to 6-1 on the season by striking out seven Duke hitters and allowing just one run over five innings. A trio of Cardinal relievers then came in to work a scoreless final four innings.

With just four conference series' remaining in the regular season, Louisville now owns a 5-game lead over Florida State in the ACC's Atlantic Division standings. The Cards also improved to 8-2 this season in true road games.

Here's an updated look at the full ACC standings:

ATLANTIC
SCHOOLS CONF W-L-T CONF PCT W-L-T PCT
Louisville 16-2-0 .889 27-8-0 .771
Florida State 11-7-0 .611 26-12-0 .684
Notre Dame 9-9-0 .500 24-10-0 .706
Wake Forest 9-9-0 .500 22-16-0 .579
Clemson 9-9-0 .500 18-18-0 .500
NC State 8-9-0 .471 20-14-0 .588
Boston College 6-11-0 .353 16-18-0 .471
COASTAL
SCHOOLS CONF W-L-T CONF PCT W-L-T PCT
Miami 14-4-0 .778 28-9-0 .757
Georgia Tech 9-9-0 .500 24-12-0 .667
North Carolina 9-9-0 .500 22-14-0 .611
Virginia Tech 7-10-0 .412 17-19-0 .472
Virginia 7-12-0 .368 21-15-0 .583
Pitt 6-12-0 .333 14-20-0 .412
Duke 5-13-0 .278 22-15-0 .595

The Cards return to the diamond on Tuesday night, when they'll travel to Columbus for a 7 p.m. tilt with Ohio State. You can watch the game live on the Big Ten Network, or listen on 93.9 The Ville.