Tigers drop series to No. 3 Cardinals
CLEMSON, S.C. – Nick Solak and Corey Ray hit back-to-back homers to begin the eighth inning, giving Louisville the lead for good in its 9-5 win over Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Monday night. The Cardinals, who won the series 2-1, improved to 37-11 overall and 21-3 in the ACC. The Tigers dropped to 24-23 overall and 13-13 in ACC play.
Brendan McKay blasted a two-run homer in the first inning, then Blake Tiberi’s solo homer in the top of the fifth inning scored the first of two Cardinal runs to build a 4-1 lead. Four straight Tiger singles to start the bottom of the fifth inning plated two runs before Weston WilsonWeston Wilson
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Lincoln Henzman (4-1) earned the win in relief. The four Louisville pitchers combined to strand 13 Tigers on base. Clemson reliever Clate SchmidtClate Schmidt
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Clemson faces Wofford at Russell C. King Field in Spartanburg on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Live video is available on SoCon Digital Network.