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No. 2 Louisville defeated No. 7 Clemson 6-4 on Saturday to clinch the ACC Atlantic Division title

Louisville will attempt to sweep the Clemson series on Sunday

No. 2 Louisville won a third consecutive ACC Atlantic Division title on Saturday with a come-from-behind 6-4 victory at No. 7 Clemson.

Host Clemson grabbed an early 1-0 first inning lead and expanded it to 4-0 after four innings, but the Cardinals, which average more than seven runs per game, didn't hesitate in its quest to win the series and division crown.

Colby Fitch connected for a solo home run to lead off the sixth inning to plate the Cardinals first run.  Following a two-out single by Drew Ellis, Devin Mann hit a two-run home run to pull the visitors with 4-3 of the Tigers.

Louisville's come back continued in the eighth inning when Fitch hit his second solo shot of the game to even the score.  Brendan McKay hit a one-out single, which was followed by a two-run home run off the bat of Ellis.

Fitch finished 4 of 5 at the plate with two RBI, while Ellis went 3 of 4 with two RBI.  Mann and McKay also enjoyed two hit outings.

Starting pitcher Kade McClure notched his seventh victory of the season after tossing seven innings.  He allowed four runs on seven hits, while striking out five.  Adam Wolf picked up his first save of the season after allowing no runs on one hit ball in two innings.

Louisville improved to 45-6 overall and 22-4 in conference play.

The Cardinals will attempt to sweep the series against Clemson on Sunday at noon.  The game will be aired on ESPN2.


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