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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Devin Mann homered and drove in three runs, and Louisville advanced to the Atlantic Coast Conference title game after beating Pittsburgh 5-2 on Saturday.
Mann hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and had an RBI triple in the first, and Josh Stowers drove in his ninth run of the tournament to help the fifth-seeded Cardinals (43-16) reach their first ACC final. They will play the Florida State-Clemson winner Sunday in the championship.
Final | The Panthers’ historic run in the @ACCBaseball Championship comes to an end with a 5-2 loss to 5th-seeded Louisville.
— Pitt Baseball (@Pitt_BASE) May 26, 2018
Ron Washington Jr. pulled the 12th-seeded Panthers (29-26) to 3-2 with his two-run homer off Nick Bennett in the sixth.
Mann put the Cardinals back up by two with his drive to left-center field an inning later.
Stowers, who drove in six runs in Louisville’s win over Wake Forest and added two more RBIs against Duke, put the Cardinals up 2-0 in the fourth inning with an RBI double.
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