Louisville nabs doubleheader from BC

The University of Louisville baseball team is tied for the top spot in the Atlantic Division of the ACC with Florida State after a sweep of Boston College in a doubleheader on Saturday. The Cardinals won 5-4 and 13-0 in contests against the Eagles and will play the final game of the series on Sunday at 1 o'clock.

It was a day for the freshmen - again.

Freshman second baseman Devin Hairston had a walk off single in the bottom of the 10th inning of the first game of a doubleheader to give the Louisville baseball team a 5-4 win over Boston College in an ACC battle at Jim Patterson Stadium.

In the second game, freshman Brendan McKay pitched seven dominant innings and the Cardinals pounded out 15 hits - including six doubles - in a 13-0 romp over the Eagles.

With the two wins, Louisville is now 4-1 in ACC games and is tied atop the Atlantic Division standings with Florida State. The Cardinals are 13-6 overall.

In game one, Hairston came up with the hit that plated pinch runner Mike White after Boston College rallied with two in the top of the ninth.

Zach Burdi, pitching the first time this season after an injury, got the final two outs of the ninth and pitched a perfect 10th inning for the victory.

McKay struck out a career-best nine batters in the night cap, while allowing just three hits in seven shutout innings in his first collegiate start for the win for the Cardinals. McKay is 3-0 and has not allowed an earned run in eight appearances on the mound and has 30 strikeouts to just six walks in 19.0 innings pitched.

At the plate, Nick Solak went 4-for-5 with twodoubles and two RBIs, while Corey Ray was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Hairston also plated two more runs.

The final game of the series is on Sunday at 1 p.m.


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