Louisville wrapped up its play in the ACC Tournament with a 7-1 loss to #8-seed Clemson.
The Cardinals were already eliminated from advancement in the tournament after losing to 12-seed Boston College yesterday, but were still looking for a win against Clemson to leave on a high note heading into Monday's selection show.
Unfortunately, it would be Clemson who left with a high note, adding a win against a top-ten opponent that possibly puts them in the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team. The Tigers had a sensational performance from starting pitcher Mat Clark, who carried a perfect game into the eighth inning. Clark would finish the game with only one hit allowed in eight innings pitched, with Louisville's only hit coming on Zach Britton's solo homer in the ninth.
Before that, the Tigers marched to a 7-0 lead while Clark was dealing on the mound. Kyle Wilkie got things started in the third inning with a two-RBI double. Justin Hawkins drilled a three-run homer in the fourth inning to build Clemson's lead to 5-0. Jordan Greene's single in the fifth inning extended Clemson's lead to 6-0, with Wilkie blasting a solo homer in the seventh to put the Tigers up 7-0.
Louisville now awaits their seeding in the NCAA Tournament on Monday. The Cards were a projected top-eight seed in the tournament as of this week, but now have to wait and see how teams like Oklahoma State, East Carolina fare and if they can earn a national seed themselves.