For the first time in nine years, the Florida State Seminoles will not be the champions of the ACC's Atlantic Division. That honor belongs to Louisville, which locked up the title with a dominating 7-0 win over FSU Saturday afternoon at Jim Patterson Stadium.
The win marked the first ACC team championship for U of L sports.
UofL wins the ACC Atlantic Division with a 7-0 win over Florida State. pic.twitter.com/8tTYqQndoA— John Lewis WDRB (@JohnWDRB) May 9, 2015
The Cards bounced back from a 13-4 defeat in the series opener Friday night thanks to a stellar outing on the mound by Brendan McKay. The freshman star left the game in the 7th inning having allowed no hits and striking out six. Florida State got their first hit of the game off reliever Lincoln Henzaman moments later, but it would turn out to be their only one of the game.
Colby Fitch led the Cardinal offense with thee runs driven in, while Danny Rosenbaum added the game's exclamation point with a solo blast in the 6th inning to end the scoring.
Louisville is now just one win or a Miami loss away from clinching the best record in the ACC and locking up the top seed in the conference tournament. They can get that job done themselves in Sunday's 1 p.m. series finale against the 'Noles.