Kyle Funkhouser saved his best performance of the 2016 season for Senior Day. The senior righty allowed just two hits on struck out eight over seven innings as Louisville polished off a three-game sweep of NC State with a 6-1 triumph Sunday afternoon at Jim Patterson Stadium.
The victory improved U of L, which also knocked off No. 6 Vanderbilt earlier in the week, to 32-1 at home this season. It also inched the Cards that much closer to a national seed in the NCAA Tournament.
.@UofLBaseball does a clean sweep of @NCStateBaseball. I think you can put the #Cards in national seed lock position https://t.co/inh5qr4eM7— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogersD1) May 15, 2016
The Cards have now won 12 of their last 13 games and find themselves in first place in the ACC's Atlantic Division with one week of the regular season to play.
Redshirt freshman Drew Ellis continued his hot streak at the plate on Sunday, blasting a two-run home run. Ellis hadn't hit a collegiate homer before last Sunday, and he's now hit three in eight days. Corey Ray was 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored, and Brendan McKay drove in a pair of runs.
Next up for Louisville is the final home game of the regular season Tuesday night when Indiana comes to Jim Patterson at 6 p.m.. Admission will be free for the last time in 2016.