Playing for the first time since clinching the 2016 ACC Atlantic Division title, No. 4 Louisville clinched its weekend series at Wake Forest with a 9-2 victory. The Cardinals improved to 45-10 overall and 21-8 in ACC play.
Junior Drew Harrington improved to 11-1 on the season after throwing seven shutout innings on Friday afternoon. Offensively, the Cardinals pounded out 15 hits, with Brendan McKay leading the way with a 3-for-3 performance. Nick Solak connected for a pair of doubles, with Devin Hairston and Drew Ellis also enjoying two hit outings. Corey Ray connected for his 14 home run, a two-run shot that traveled 420-feet.
A triple by Danny Rosenbaum, who later scored on a wild pitch, was followed with a two-run home run from Will Smith, his fifth of the season, to give the Cardinals a 9-0 eighth inning lead.
Louisville defeated Wake Forest in the series opener on Thursday evening to win the first two of the three-game set. The Cardinals and Demon Deacons will close the series and regular season on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
The ACC Baseball Championship begins on Tuesday and continues until the title game on Sunday, May 29 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.