Michael McCammon

Brendan McKay pitches eight innings of shutout baseball; Louisville beats Notre Dame 2-0

Brendan McKay pitches eight innings of shutout baseball; Louisville beats Notre Dame 2-0

University of Louisville junior All-American Brendan McKay was the ACC Player of the Week last week. Now, McKay has a real good chance to pick up Pitcher of the Week this time around.

McKay twirled eight innings of one-hit, shutout ball on Friday night as the Cardinals won the first game of a three-game series at Notre Dame with a 2-0 decision in South Bend, Ind.

The lefty did walk four but struck out eight and had a total of 108 pitchers to go 7-3 on the season. He now has 28 career wins at Louisville, which ranks him third all-time and just one behind Justin Marks for second.

Lincoln Henzman got the final three outs for the Cardinals and picked up his 14th save of the season.

The victory gives the Cardinals a 40-6 on the season and 18-4 in the ACC. Clemson is 16-8 and in second place in the Atlantic Division.

The Cardinal got their first run of the game when second baseman Devin Mann belted a solo home run to the opposite field. It was the sixth home run of the season for the sophomore.

U of L added an insurance run in the top of the eighth inning when Tyler Fitzgerald reached base on a two-out error and then Logan Taylor walked. Devin Hairston then singled to right to score Fitzgerald.

The Cardinals had just three hits in the game.

McKay has six ACC weekly honors for his career and one more would be an all-time record.


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