Louisville wins 5-2; sweeps Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Louisville baseball team won its second game against Kentucky in a week, beating the Cardinals 5-2 on Wednesday night. Jake Sparger came on in relief and picked up the win after U of L scored four in the sixth. The second-ranked Cardinals are now 38-11 on the season.

The University of Louisville baseball team scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning and swept the two-game season series against Kentucky with a 5-2 win on Wednesday.

The Cardinals had nine hits and used seven pitchers, including Jake Sparger (1-0) who pitched two and a third innings in relief of one hit ball to get the victory.

Mike White scored the first run of the game on an RBI single by Nick Solak in the third, but Kentucky scored two runs off starter Kade McClure in the fourth inning.

But the lead didn't last long.

Zach Lucas opened the sixth with a double and with one-out Will Smith reached on a fielders' choice. Ryan Summers then struck out swinging before Devin Hairston walked.

With the bases loaded, White walked home a run before Solak reached on a fielding error by the second baseman, plating two runs. White later scored on a wild pitch to make it 5-2.

Zach Burdi picked up save No. 7 with a perfect ninth inning.

The victory was the third straight for U of L over UK and gives the No. 2 Cardinals a 38-11 record on the season. Louisville will host No. 7 Florida State for a three-game series this weekend. The Cardinals can clinch the ACC title.

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