The Louisville baseball team clinched at least a share of the ACC’s Atlantic Division title with a 4-2 win over No. 7 Clemson Friday afternoon. A victory over the Tigers on Saturday would lock up the Cardinals’ third outright division title in as many years as a member of the league.
Brendan McKay improved to 8-3 on the mound this season, striking out seven and allowing no runs over five innings. Clemson (37-13, 16-9) had its fair share of opportunities at the plate, but the Tigers were just 3-for-19 (.158) with runners in scoring position.
Louisville (44-6, 21-4) got a solo home run from Colby Fitch, as well as a 3-for-4 day at the plate from Drew Ellis. The Cardinals also benefitted from a pair of Clemson errors that helped them plate three unearned runs.
U of L’s 13th consecutive victory also happened to be Dan McDonnell’s 500th with the program.
Dan McDonnell becomes 4th coach to reach 500 wins at UofL with 4-2 win at Clemson. (John Dromo-golf/MBB, Denny Crum-MBB, Sandy Pearsall-SB)— Kelly Dickey (@RealCardGame) May 12, 2017
Congrats to Coach Mac on a remarkable accomplishment. Game two between Louisville and Clemson is Saturday at 4 p.m.