In front of a national television audience on ESPN2, the second-ranked Louisville baseball team put the finishing touches on a three-game road sweep of seventh-ranked Clemson with a 6-4 win on Sunday.
After riding the long ball to victory in games one and two, the Cardinals utilized a more versatile attack on Sunday. Drew Ellis’ team-best 15th home run of the season was the only round-tripper for U of L, which wound up being out-hit by Clemson, nine to eight.
Left-hander Nick Bennett improved to 5-0 on the season, going 6 1⁄3 innings and allowing only one earned run while striking out seven. Lincoln Henzman worked a scoreless ninth to pick up his 16th save of the season.
In the process of winning their 15th straight game, Louisville (46-6, 23-4) tied the program record for regular season wins with 46. They’ll have four opportunities this week to break the tie with the 2010 and 2013 Cardinal teams.
U of L returns to action on Tuesday night when they head to Bloomington to face Indiana at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. The Cards will wrap up the regular season with a weekend set against Florida State at Jim Patterson Stadium.