Louisville (38-16-1, 18-11-1 ACC)) capped off its regular season with an ACC Atlantic Division title, taking two of three in the final home weekend against Virginia (38-15, 17-13). The scores were 4-1, 7-16, and 11-3.
Game one’s start was delayed almost five hours, with first pitch taking place at 8:50 p.m. ET. Louisville was led by a strong 1-2 punch on the mound from Jared Poland and Michael Prosecky. Poland allowed just one earned run in seven innings, striking out eight batters in the process. Prosecky recorded his tenth save of the season, closing the final two innings of the game without an earned run.
Game two saw Virginia rebound with a strong offensive showing. Seven of UVA’s 17 hits went for extra bases, including four home runs (one apiece from Jake Gelof, Devin Ortiz, Casey Saucke, and Ethan Anderson). Saucke (4-for-6) and Alex Tappen (4-for-5) led the Cavaliers with four hits apiece, as Saucke, Gelof, and Ortiz drove in three RBIs each.
In the rubber match, Louisville marched to an early 6-0 after two innings and didn’t look back. Six of Louisville’s 15 hits were of the extra base variety, including four home runs of their own (one by Ben Metzinger, Dalton Rushing, Jack Payton, and Isaac Humphrey). The Cardinals had a strong showing from pitchers Carson Liggett (2.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB) and Tate Kuehner (4.1 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K).
Below is a gallery from this weekend’s series between Louisville and Virginia.