Louisville beats Wake Forest, while Miami edged Florida State to give the Cards the ACC Atlantic Division title for a second year in a row

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. - Brendan McKay was dealing again on the mound, while Devin Hairston had two RBIs as the Louisville baseball team downed Wake Forest 3-1 on Thursday night. The Cardinals clinched the ACC Atlantic Division title with the victory and Miami's win later on in the evening over Florida State.

The University of Louisville baseball team won another title on Thursday night.

The Cardinals claimed a fifth consecutive regular season title - second straight in the ACC Atlantic Division - with a 3-1 victory at Wake Forest and Miami's 4-2 win over host Florida State.

U of L did it with another quality start.

Brendan McKay worked six innings and allowed just six hits and walked one as he improved to 11-2 on the season. It was the fourth straight victory for McKay, who is now 20-5 during his collegiate career.

Shortstop Devin Hairston did it at the plate for the Cardinals. He hit a solo home run for the Cardinals in the top of the second inning. He finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the game. Colin Lyman added an RBI single for the Cardinals.

Louisville won a seventh straight game and claimed victory for the 14th time in the last 15 games. The Cardinals (44-10) became the first 44-win team in the country and will be one of the top two seeds in next week's ACC Tournament.

McKay did get some help on the mound.

Lincoln Henzman, who seems to be rounding into form after a few struggles, to work two perfect innings on the mound. Zach Burdi gave up a hit in the ninth but picked up his 10th save of the season and 19th for his career. Burdi tied Neil Holland for second all-time on the U of L saves list, trailing only his brother - Nick - who had 34 during his career.

U of L will play Wake Forest in a second game of the doubleheader at 1 p.m. on Friday with game three slates for 1 on Saturday.


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