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Louisville baseball tops Clemson, clinches third straight Atlantic Division title

The Cards have now won 14 straight.

Louisville Slugger New York Mets World Series Bats Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The Louisville baseball team scored six unanswered runs to top Clemson 6-4 and claim its third consecutive outright ACC Atlantic Division title.

Colby Fitch and Drew Ellis were the offensive heroes for the Cards, delivering home runs during a three-run visiting half of the 8th inning that propelled U of L to victory. The home run was Fitch’s second of the day. Devin Mann also homered for Louisville, giving Dan McDonnell’s team four for the day.

Junior righthander Kade McClure overcame some early shakiness to win his third straight start and move to 7-1 on the season. McClure had five strikeouts and allowed four runs on seven hits in seven innings to improve to 20-2 in his collegiate career.

Louisville’s regular season conference championship is its eighth in the last nine seasons. The Cardinals are also riding a 14-game winning streak, and are 12 for 12 in series victories this season.

U of L and Clemson will wrap up their weekend series Sunday at noon in a game that will be nationally televised by ESPN2.