Louisville senior Kyle Funkhouser with seven strong innings, leads Louisville to 6-1 victory and sweep of North Carolina State

University of Louisville senior Kyle Funkhouser turned in a sensational Senior Day, giving the Cardinals a sweep of the weekend series with North Carolina State. The Cardinals won the finale 6-1 and moved to 32-1 at home this season.

It was a sensational Senior Day for Kyle Funkhouser.

The University of Louisville All-American won his fourth consecutive start, allowing just one run and two hits in seven innings as the Cardinals decked North Carolina State 6-1 to sweep the three-game series.

"That was the Old Funk again," U of L coach Dan McDonnell said.

Funkhouser, the school's all-time wins leader with 33 and strikeout leader with 359, walked three and struck out eight batters in the victory for the Cardinals. He's now 7-3 on the season and 33-12 for his career.

"Hopefully, we'll be back here (in the postseason) in a couple of weeks but it was nice to come out here on Senior Day like this," Funkhouser said. "It's been an emotional weekend for my family. I know it will hit me down the road."

Funkhouser, a first-round draft pick last June who opted to return to school for his senior season, walked down the aisle at graduation on Saturday afternoon.

But he wasn't the only senior to contribute.

First baseman Danny Rosenbaum was 2-for-4 with a run scored and made a ton of key plays at first base, while Anthony Kidston came in and struck out two in the ninth inning.

Those are the only three seniors on the U of L roster. The class has now won 190 career games.

The Cardinals took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and a two-run home run from Drew Ellis in a four-run second made it 6-0. The Cardinals had eight hits in the victory over the Wolfpack.

Louisville (42-10) has a magic number of two with one weekend of ACC baseball left. The Cardinals are 19-8 and percentage points ahead of Florida State for the Atlantic Division title.


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