UofL BASEBALL | Louisville sweeps top-10 Clemson on the road

05/14/2017 09:15 PM

In a back and forth game with the no. 7 ranked Clemson Tigers, the no. 2 ranked Louisville baseball team grinded out a win on the road Sunday afternoon, extending the team winning streak to 15 games.

Nick Bennett started on the mound for Louisville, striking out seven Clemson batters and allowing only two earned runs in over six innings of work. Lincoln Henzman finished the game for the Cards, earning his 16th save of the season, and helping complete the sweep over the Tigers.

The two ACC powerhouses exchanged runs throughout the entire game. Clemson led 2-1 after the first, but U of L answered with two runs in the second. The Tigers evened the score at the score a three apiece in the third inning. Ryan Summers scored the final go-ahead run of the game in the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly from catcher Colby Fitch.

Logan Taylor was the leading hitter for U of L. He finished 2-for-4 from the plate with a run scored. Third baseman Drew Ellis knocked his 15th home run of the season, second of the weekend, and tied Brendan McKay for the team lead this season.

The win puts Louisville at 46-6 overall, 23-4 in the ACC. The 46 wins ties a school record for wins in the regular season, and it is the fourth time since 2010 the team has accomplished that feat. The series has also helped Louisville clinch the ACC Atlantic Division championship for the third straight year.

The Cards now head to Indiana for a Tuesday night game, before returning home for the final series of the regular season against Florida State.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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