Louisville opens the weekend series against N.C. State with a 2-0 victory; Cardinals

The University of Louisville baseball team started the weekend with a 2-0 victory over North Carolina State on Friday night. The Cardinals are now 17-8 in the ACC and take over first place in the Atlantic Division.

Brendan McKay got the Louisville baseball team off to a solid start on the weekend.

McKay allowed just three hits in 7.2 innings, while striking out eight and not allowing a runner past second in a 2-0 victory over North Carolina State on Friday night before 4,234 at Jim Patterson Stadium.

McKay (10-2) has now struck out 99 batters this season. He's 15-0 with four saves in 20 career appearances at home.

Louisville junior Zach Burdi picked up his eighth save - his fourth in his last four appearances - by getting the final four batters of the game out. He struck out three of the four.

Junior Nick Solak gave the Cardinals all the offense they needed in the first inning with a solo home run to left. Logan Taylor added an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh for the Cardinals.

Louisville is now 40-10 on the season, just the second team in the country to get to 40 wins. The Cardinals are now 17-8 in ACC play and with Florida State's 5-4 loss to Duke are now in first place in the ACC Atlantic Division.

The two teams will play again on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Cardinals' to honor seniors Kyle Funkhouser, Anthony Kidston and Danny Rosenbaum on Sunday at 1 o'clock.

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