Heading into May, No. 5 Louisville had pretty much every key asset imaginable on their evolving postseason resume except one: a series victory away from Jim Patterson Stadium.
That's no longer the case after a 10-6 Sunday victory allowed the Cards to take two of three from North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Corey Ray paced the offense, hitting successfully three times and driving in a game-high three runs. Four other Louisville players had at least two hits, including Colin Lyman, who was 2-for-4 and scored three runs. Junior outfielder Logan Taylor was 3-for-3 with a double and scored twice, while redshirt freshman Drew Ellis was 2-for-2 and blasted his first collegiate home run.
Kyle Funkhouser won for his third time in three starts, allowing four runs on nine hits while striking out six over six innings. Sophomore righty Lincoln Henzman added two innings of shutout relief with two strikeouts to help seal the deal for the Cards.
Up next for Louisville (38-10, 16-8) is the annual Battle of the Barrel rivalry game against rival Vanderbilt. The 6th ranked Commodores will host the Cards Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.