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LANE | U of L Baseball Opens Postseason Play with a Win.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The U of L baseball Cardinals began what they hope is a long post-season run with a 9-5 victory over Wake Forest Wednesday night in Durham, North Carolina.  

The Cardinals won the ACC Tournament opener behind another strong performance on the mound from Kade McClure and a heavy dose of long balls.

McClure gave up a couple of first-inning runs but settled down and gave up no more in six innings of work.  He fanned a season-high 11 Deamon Decons.

Blake Tiberi gave U of L the lead for good with a two-run homer to right in the fourth inning for a 3-2 lead.  Will Smith's three-run homer to center in the fifth made it 6-2.  And that was followed by a huge blast over the Bull in left field by Nick Solak.  Smith homered again in the 8th while Solak was robbed of making it back-to-back homers for the second time on the night by a leaping catch in center.

The Cardinals have now won ten in a row and 17 of their last 18.  They are 47-10 and will play Clemson Friday at 11:00 AM in the second game of pool play.  

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