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Louisville falls to Boston College in ACC tournament opener

The Cards now have no chance to advance out of pool play.

Louisville’s first ACC tournament championship won’t come in 2019. The top-seeded Cardinals fell 5-1 to Boston College Wednesday afternoon, guaranteeing that the 12th-seeded Eagles — who defeated Clemson on Tuesday — will be the Pool A representative in Saturday’s semifinals.

BC ace Dan Metzdorf dominated Louisville hitters all day, going a full nine innings to pick up his eighth win of the season. The lefty allowed just one run on three U of L hits, and struck out seven. Lucas Dunn (1-for-3 with a double) was the only Cardinal to notch an extra base hit.

While Louisville is still a lock to host a regional next week, the question now becomes whether or not the Cards need a win over Clemson on Thursday to shore up a top eight seed. First pitch for that game between the No. 1 seed and the No. 8 seed is set for 11 a.m.

You can see the full box score from Wednesday’s game here.