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No. 5 Louisville clinches series over Duke baseball

No. 5 Louisville totaled 10 hits and benefited from four Blue Devils errors and eight walks to take the series finale 11-1 Sunday afternoon at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

The Blue Devils had their chances in the early going but stranded two runners in each of the first five innings. Leading 1-0 after three, Louisville (27-8, 16-2 ACC) put three unearned runs on the board in the fourth to take command. Duke (22-15, 5-13) scored its lone run in the bottom of the fifth before the Cardinals broke the game open with seven runs over the next three innings.

Freshman Peter Zyla and redshirt senior Mike Rosenfeld contributed two hits apiece for Duke.

Louisville starter Josh Rogers (6-1) picked up the win. Duke’s Bailey Clark (2-3) suffered the loss.

ECU: Four Pirates recorded multiple hits, while the pitching staff tossed their fourth shutout of the season lifting the team (21-15, 4-5 American) to a 6-0 series finale win over host South Florida (24-12-1, 7-2).

NCCU: The team won 8-3 to take its weekend series over Bethune-Cookman.

Men’s lacrosse

Duke: Sophomore attackman Jack Bruckner scored seven goals and redshirt freshman Danny Fowler posted 18 saves to lead No. 7 Duke to a 15-8 win over No. 6 Virginia in ACC men’s lacrosse action at Koskinen Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The win clinches a spot for Duke in the four-team ACC Tournament field.

Softball

N.C. State: The team shut out host Virginia 6-0 to clinch the series win after the teams split Saturday’s doubleheader. It was the second consecutive game that the Wolfpack blanked the Cavaliers.

UNC: Host North Carolina (31-10, 13-3 ACC) won 5-0 over Georgia Tech (14-29, 5-13 ACC) in their series finale.

N.C. Central: The team held a four-run lead late, but two costly errors allowed visiting South Carolina State back into the game and eventually win 9-6 in the rubber game of their MEAC series.

Men’s Tennis

Duke: Sixth-ranked host Duke (20-4, 7-3 ACC) completed the regular season undefeated at home (14-0) with a 7-0 sweep against Florida State.

Women’s Tennis

N.C. State: The team dropped a 4-3 decision at Wake Forest.

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