The Clemson Baseball team made a little history themselves this weekend as well as making a statement with their three-game sweep of No. 7 Louisville.
It was also the first time, since they joined the ACC, that the Cardinals baseball team has been swept in a three game series. The last time Louisville was swept in a conference series was way back in 2011 when Seton Hall pulled it off.
Clemson took the first game 11-3 Friday night behind a huge outing by Caden Grice, who had three homeruns and eight RBIs (the most by a Tiger since 2006, when Tyler Colvin had eight in a game).
The Tigers then took Saturday’s game for the series win 5-4 on a day that saw Grice hit another homer. This one was a late bomb that helped get Clemson the win.
The series finale on Sunday saw Louisville jump out to a three run lead on three solo home runs in the first inning then saw Clemson storm back to take a 5-3 lead that they would not let go of the rest of the day.
It also gave Clemson their third straight series win over the Cardinals (2018, 2019, 2021). Some feel it also helped to get them back in the postseason conversation. With the sweep the Tigers are now 21-18 overall and 15-12 in conference play.
This should give Clemson some huge momentum as they now prepare to host USC Upstate in a midweek game on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The game can be seen on ACC Network Extra.