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Louisville baseball clinches share of Atlantic Division title with 4-2 win at Clemson

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The Cards have now won eight regular season conference championships in nine years.

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.

Congrats to Coach Mac on a remarkable accomplishment. Game two between Louisville and Clemson is Saturday at 4 p.m.