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Notre Dame baseball falls to No.2 Louisville

Notre Dame Baseball, Brandon Bielak // WSBT 22 Photo

The Notre Dame baseball team had second-ranked Louisville on the ropes but dropped the final game of an ACC series to the Cardinals, 9-4, on Sunday afternoon.

Notre Dame jumped out to a 4-1 lead after two innings and carried a 4-3 lead into the seventh. The Cardinals led by just a run entering the ninth. It marked just the second time this season Notre Dame lost a game in which it led after six innings.

Brandon Bielak started and went five innings for the Irish, allowing three runs, just two earned, while striking out seven Cardinals. Peter Solomon worked an inning of relief, allowing one run. Sean Guenther took the loss, giving up five earned in 2.2 innings.

At the plate, Matt Vierling continued to pace the Irish, going 2-for-3 with a double, triple, walk, RBI and run scored. Jake Johnson was 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and run. Eric Gilgenbach, starting in right field, went 3-for-3 with a double and run.

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