What a season it has been for the University of Louisville baseball team. Projected to finish second in the Atlantic Division and third overall in the ACC, the Cardinal Nine has been nothing short of dominant in its first season in the baseball rich league.
On Saturday afternoon No.2 Louisville (42-14, 25-6) defeated N.C. State to take the series against the host Wolfpack. With the win, the Cardinals claimed all ten ACC series, sweeping half of them, during its inaugural run.
The 25 league victories set a new standard for the ACC, surpassing the league's previous best for most wins. The prior mark of 24 has been met five times, most recently by Miami in 2014.
Next up for the Cardinals is the ACC Tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. The tournament, which begins on Tuesday with a pair of play-in games, has U of L as the number one overall seed in Pool A, with Miami as the top-seed in Pool B.
U of L is joined in Pool A by joined by fourth seeded Florida State (37-19, 17-13) and fifth-seeded Clemson (31-25, 16-13), while No. 8 North Carolina (32-22, 13-16) and No. 9 Virginia Tech (27-26, 13-16) will play Tuesday to join the pool.
Joining the Hurricanes in Pool B are third-seeded Notre Dame (35-19, 17-13) and sixth-seeded NC State (31-20, 15-14). The fourth spot in the pool will go to the winner of Tuesday’s game between seventh-seeded Virginia (33-19, 15-15) and 10th-seeded Georgia Tech (32-22, 13-17).
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Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each of the other three opponents in its pool Wednesday through Saturday (May 20-23). The two teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to the title game on Sunday, May 24, with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Game times Wednesday through Saturday are set for 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday’s championship game will begin at 1 p.m.
Complete pairings, dates and game times for the 2015 ACC Baseball Championship will be released Sunday morning (May 17). Visit theACC.com for more information.