Louisville sweeps Irish, win seventh straight

No.8 Louisville received a strong performance on the mound from starting pitcher Josh Rogers on Sunday afternoon as the Cardinals defeated host Notre Dame 3-0 to complete a weekend sweep over the Irish.

University of Louisville won its seventh consecutive outing as lefty Josh Rogers had his best outing of the 2015 season on Sunday afternoon to lead the 8th-ranked Cardinals to a 3-0 win at No.22 Notre Dame and complete a series sweep over the Irish.

Rogers, a product of New Albany, Ind., threw 7.1 shutout innings, giving up six hits, while striking out six to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Cardinals bullpen has been dominating throughout the season and that continued into the final game of the series. Lincoln Henzman was called in to face one batter, with two on, and preceeded to record a strike out. Sophomore Drew Harrington threw the final 1.1 innings, striking out two, to collect his fourth save of the season.

The Cardinals (18-6) top two RBI producers continued as Corey Ray and Devin Hairston each drove in a run. Ray, who hit 6-of-12 in the last two outings against Irish, finished 2-for-4 on Sunday. Possibly the nation's best leadoff hitter, senior Sutton Whiting had a pair of hits, including a double, to up his season average to .413 and a blistering .500 in conference play. Sophomore Blake Tiberi also drove in a run and finished 1-for-3 at the plate.

After taking two of three games against No.10 Miami in its ACC opener three weeks ago, Louisville has swept both conference series since, also taking three from Boston College last weekend at Jim Patterson Stadium. At 8-1 in conference play, the Cardinals hold the best record in league play and hold a one game lead over No.11 Florida State in the Atlantic Division.

The Cardinals visit No.21 Indiana on Tuesday before returning home to host No.23 Georgia Tech for a weekend series at Patterson Stadium.



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