Clemson’s offense was held scoreless for the first eight innings and managed just six hits in a 7-2 loss at Louisville, Friday. The loss breaks up the Tigers’ three-game winning streak. Max Wagner (3-4) upped his average to .393 and extended his hitting streak to ten games with a first-inning double.
Louisville came out of the gate swinging, posting a run in the second inning, three in the third and three more in the fifth. All seven runs were charged to starter Mack Anglin (4-4), although three were unearned. Nick Hoffman, Casey Tallent and Nick Clayton shut out the Cardinals over the last four innings, but the damage had been done. Clemson (28-15, 6-12) hitters offered little support, fanning 14 times against just one walk.
Clemson and Louisville will meet in Game 2 of the series at 1 p.m., Saturday.