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Louisville finishes off sweep of No. 10 NC State with 6-1 win

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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.

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.