LOUISVILLE, KY — TCI takes a look back at No. 16 Clemson’s 15-2 loss to No. 6 Louisville on Friday evening at Jim Patterson Stadium.
The Cardinals (27-7, 11-5) scored three runs in the first to take an early lead, but the Tigers (24-10, 8-8) cut into the deficit with a single run in the second as Weston Wilson led off the inning with a triple and came in to score on a sac fly by Chris Williams. Louisville added two runs in the third and again Clemson would score a single run in the fifth, this time on a RBI groundout from Chase Pinder, to make it 5-2. The Cardinals would score three runs in the sixth to stretch the lead to 8-2 before plating six runs in the seventh to blow the game open. Louisville would add another run in the eighth to wrap up a series-opening win.
The game changed right off the bat as the Cardinals scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back as they used 20 hits to score 15 runs on the night.
What went right?
Wilson’s triple and a single from Adam Renwick were the only two hits of the night while Pinder and Williams each drove in a run.
What went wrong?
Seven Tiger pitchers allowed 15 runs on 20 hits as every Louisville starter recorded a hit. Offensively, Clemson only recorded two hits.