Michael McCammon

Louisville baseball beats Clemson 4-2, cliches at least a share of ACC division title; McDonnell gets win #500

Louisville baseball beats Clemson 4-2, cliches at least a share of ACC division title and gives head coach Dan McDonnell career win #500.

It was a big Friday for the University of Louisville baseball team.

The Cardinals beat host Clemson 4-2 for a 13th straight victory, which gave head coach Dan McDonnell win No. 500 for his career and gave his team at least a share of the ACC Atlantic Division title.

Brendan McKay (8-3) picked up the win, going five innings and allowing five hits but no runs. Lincoln Henzman pitched the final two innings and got his 15th save of the season.

With the victory, the Cardinals move to 44-6 on the season and 21-4 in ACC play. The Cardinals are five games ahead of Clemson in the ACC Atlantic Division with five games left. So a win tomorrow at Clemson would clinch the division title.

Louisville won the ACC title two years ago and last year tied for the ACC Atlantic Division title.

The game was also the 500th career win for McDonnell, who is in his 11th season at U of L. He now has a career record of 500-197 during his tenure as the head coach of the Cardinals.

Catcher Colby Fitch had a solo home run in the first inning for the Cardinals, while Drew Ellis was 3-for-4 for the Cardinals. U of L had eight hits and took advantage of two Clemson errors.

Clemson left 16 runners on base.

The series continues tomorrow at 4 p.m.


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