DURHAM, N.C. -- Zack Erwin had a season-best 11 strikeouts and Clemson beat Louisville 7-2 on Thursday at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Erwin (7-4) allowed six hits and one earned run in eight innings while helping the fifth-seeded Tigers (32-26) improve to 1-1 in pool play.
Reed Rohlman had a two-run single in the first and Weston Wilson added a two-run double in the fifth for Clemson, which never trailed and led 5-1 after two innings.
Ryan Summers had an RBI double in the second inning for the top-seeded Cardinals (43-15). Kyle Funkhouser (7-5) allowed five earned runs in five innings for Louisville, which slipped to 1-1 in tournament pool play.
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