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Louisville baseball takes 2 of 3 from defending national champion Virginia

The No. 7 Louisville baseball team notched its biggest series win of the 2016 season to date by taking the final two games of a three-game set with defending national champion Virginia at Jim Patterson Stadium over the weekend.

In the deciding game of the series on Sunday, the Cards produced their highest-scoring performance in a conference game since they beat Rutgers 24-6 in 2010. First baseman Danny Rosenbaum led five Cardinals with two or more hits on Sunday finishing 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Junior outfielder Corey Ray was 2-for-5 with three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base, while freshman second baseman Devin Mann, in his third start of the season, finished 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and scored twice.

That was more than enough ammo for junior lefthander Drew Harrington, who limited the ninth-ranked Cavaliers to just four hits and no walks over seven scoreless frames to win his fourth straight start and improve to 5-1 on the season.

Sunday's victory came a day after Louisville had evened up the series by hammering Virginia 11-4. Brendan McKay was the star of that tilt, striking out nine Cavaliers over eight innings on his to improving to 10-0 all-time at Jim Patterson Stadium. He also went 2-for-5 at the dish and launched a home run over the right field fence.

Virginia took game one of the series with a 6-3 win on Friday night.

The Cards (19-5, 6-3 ACC) are back in action Tuesday night when they head to Bowling Green for a midweek tilt against Western Kentucky. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m.