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Louisville baseball earns No. 1 seed for ACC tournament

The Cardinals will kick off pool play in Durham on Wednesday.

For the third time in its five years as a member of the conference, Louisville will be the No. 1 seed in this week’s ACC baseball tournament in Durham. The Cardinals finished the regular season with a 21-9 mark in conference play, a full two games better than second-seeded Georgia Tech.

U of L gets the postseason started on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with a pool play tilt against 12th-seeded Boston College. They’ll play their second game a day later at the same time against No. 8 seed Clemson.

Here’s the full schedule for the tournament:

May 21-26 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, N.C.

Tuesday, May 21

No. 12 Boston College vs. No. 8 Clemson, 11 a.m. (RSN/ACCN Extra)
No. 10 Wake Forest vs. No. 6 Florida State, 3 p.m. (RSN/ACCN Extra)
No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 7 Duke, 7 p.m. (RSN/ACCN Extra)

Wednesday, May 22

No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 12 Boston College, 11 a.m. (RSN/ACCN Extra)
No. 2 Georgia Tech vs. No. 11 Notre Dame, 3 p.m. (RSN/ACCN Extra)
No. 9 Virginia vs. No. 5 North Carolina, 7 p.m. (RSN/ACCN Extra)

Thursday, May 23

No. 8 Clemson vs. No. 1 Louisville, 11 a.m. (RSN/ACCN Extra)
No. 4 Miami vs. No. 9 Virginia, 3 p.m. (RSN/ACCN Extra)
No. 3 NC State vs. No. 10 Wake Forest, 7 p.m. (RSN/ACCN Extra)

Friday, May 24

No. 7 Duke vs. No. 2 Georgia Tech, 11 a.m. (RSN/ACCN Extra)
No. 5 North Carolina vs. No. 4 Miami, 3 p.m. (RSN/ACCN Extra)
No. 6 Florida State vs. No. 3 NC State, 7 p.m. (RSN/ACCN Extra)

Saturday, May 25

Pool A Winner vs. Pool D Winner, 1 p.m. (RSN/ACCN Extra)
Pool B Winner vs. Pool C Winner, 5 p.m. (RSN/ACCN Extra)

Sunday, May 26

ACC Championship, Noon (ESPN2)

For all the success Dan McDonnell and company have enjoyed since joining the ACC in 2015, the Cards are still searching for their first ACC tournament title. Granted, conference tournaments mean less in college baseball than most sports (unless you need an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament), but I’m sure McDonnell would still like to add that bullet point to his program’s resume.