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Thursday, March 15, 2012

SOFTBALL GOES TO 21-0 with 6-0 ROAD WIN OVER WKU

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4 run 1st inning key for Louisville


Ticker...NCAA Men: 


 Murray St. 58 - Colo. St 41 FINAL...
 Kansas St. 70 - Southern Miss 64 FINAL
 Louisville 69 - Davidson 62 FINAL
 Syracuse 72 - UNC-Asheville 65 FINAL
 Marquette 88 - BYU 68 FINAL                       
 Wisconsin 73 - Montana 49 FINAL
 Vanderbilt 79  - Harvard 70 FINAL
 New Mexico 75  - Long Beach St. 68 FINAL

 Kentucky 81 - Western Kentucky 66 FINAL
 VCU 62 - Wichita St. 59 FINAL                           
 Gonzaga 77 - West Virginia 54 FINAL
 Baylor 68 - South Dakota St. 60  FINAL


 Iowa St. 77 - Connecticut 64 FINAL 
 Colorado 68 - UNLV 64 FINAL
 Ohio St. 78 - Loyola 59 FINAL
 Indiana 78 - New Mexico St. 66 FINAL


      


THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


-Collins, Leonard hold WKU to 3 hits in 6-0 win.



-Tournament thoughts...


-(Here it comes again...) Play the WBB Bracket Challenge with CARDINAL COUPLE !!


The 14/15 University of Louisville softball team defeated host Western Kentucky 6-0 to improve to 21-0 on the season Wednesday evening. 

Senior Tori Collins and sophomore Chelsea Leonard combined to notch the Cards' 11th shutout of the season while juniors Alicja Wolny and Katelyn Mann and sophomore Hannah Kiyohara drove in two runs each.



"I was pleased with how we came out and scored four runs early and set a great tone for the game." said UofL head coach Sandy Pearsall. "We knew they would be a tough opponent and would constantly put pressure on us and we knew we would have to be aggressive."


The Cards put up four runs in the first. After Esteban and Kristin Austin singled, Taner Fowler drew a walk to fill the bases with Cards. Wolny followed with a single that scored two and Kiyohara singled to make it 4-0.


Louisville increased the lead to 6-0 in the third. Jordan Trimble was safe on a fielder's choice and went to third on a Kiyohara double. Mann drove them both home with a double to end the game's scoring. 


Collins went four innings, giving up three hits and fanning three. Leonard tossed the final three and allowed no hits while getting four KO's. 


Louisville travels to Sacramento, CA. next for the Sacramento State Capital Classic. The two-day event starts Friday. 


21-0. An incredible start to what just might be the most memorable season in Sandy Pearsall's coaching career at Louisville. The BIG EAST and Kentucky await down the road...but for now, these Cards are raking every pot. How this team isn't ranked in the top ten of NCAA Women's college softball is a mystery to us...


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"I am 99% certain that man was not Benjamin Franklin.."
- We're not sure...but while watching the First Four last night in the men's tournament, it looked like Dwight Schrute of THE OFFICE television show fame was sitting on the South Florida bench, wearing a suit and tie in the game against California. Or maybe it was the corned beef sandwich I was having...performing mind altering and sight hallucination symptoms. Whoa...


"No, I am NOT Mel Brooks and I'm getting tired of the references!"
- We like the NCAA's sly dealings at times when it comes to the Tournaments. On the men's side...Harvard vs. Vanderbilt. As Milt Wagner would say...two of those academic schools. Maybe they should skip the hoops and settle this one with GPA's and ACT scores...also how about, on the women's side...putting Louisville in the same region as Arkansas? Ex UofL coach Tom Collen could meet current Louisville coach Jeff Walz if both teams make it to third round. 


-Which letter of the alphabet is most represented in the women's tournament teams' names? It's "S" (Santa Barbara, Sacred Heart, Stanford, South Carolina, South Dakota State, St. John's, Samford, St. Bonnie and San Diego). Nine teams. Which popular letter is not represented? "J". No "J"'s in the women's bracket. "M" finished a close second with seven. If that's not a bracket choosing ploy, we've never seen one. 


Charlie's last name starts with an "S" also. 
"S rules!" says Sonja Sykes. A final four with Stanford, St. Bonnie, St. John's and Sacred Heart? Not bloody likely...


-Another NCAA WBB sly plot. Tennessee playing Tennessee-Martin? And guess who coaches one of the programs and played at the other? Not Geno...


Also, matching ex-BIG 12 Nebraska against current BIG 12 Kansas. Putting soon-to-be BIG 12 member West Virginia up against current BIG 12 member Texas? Well played, ye NCAA WBB bracket deciders!


-Biggest first round NCAA WBB blowout? Here's six candidates...


-UConn vs. Prairie View
-Notre Dame vs. Liberty
-Maryland vs. Navy
-Baylor vs Santa Barbara
-Stanford vs. Hampton
-Duke vs. Samford. 


We're going with Notre Dame. (Watch it go to overtime...)


Finally, here's a Shoni article that Jody Demling (or J-Dem, if you go the street vernacular route of names) did with her. Click the linkie and thanks to Commish Mark for sending it!






Shoni ready

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"Just follow the link below and fill out your entries. You can join Yahoo, or enter using your Facebook or Google information. It's just that easy!" (Crowd gasps)


(But Monty...isn't that a difficult and time-consuming process?) 


"Hey, pal....life is a difficult and time-consuming process. We get one chance, one opportunity to make our mark on this spinning orb and we need to make the most of it. Bungee jumping, dining at Panera, filling out brackets, buying Easter baskets...it's all the same. DON'T MISS OUT ON THE CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR OWN PERSONAL "ONE SHINING MOMENT" (cue soundtrack) IF YOU WIN THIS CHALLENGE. AND, IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT THE WINNING. IT'S ABOUT PARTICIPATION, ABOUT..." (...reaches for remote..changes channel.) 


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2 comments:

  1. I have to say, all your reporting on the softball season is going to get me down there to watch a game!
    What an incredible start of the season. Good luck to them on the West Coast!

    By the way the brackets are all about bragging rights!
    Jenny

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    1. This is a fun softball team to watch, Jenny. Great hitting, three excellent pitchers and good in the field. And the girls are a joy to talk to, no egos or attitudes. WE encourage ALL CARDINAL COUPLE readers to get out and watch Torrid Tori Collins, Jumpin' Jordy Trimble,
      Terrific Taner Fowler and the rest. And, they're doing all this with their starting catcher out with injury (Maggie Ruckenbrod) since the first weekend.

      Paul

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