THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
-Softball takes two in Philly...7-0, 8-4
-One final Petrino article
|Katie Keller 2 for 3 with a home run|
and three RBI's in the first game
Louisville hasn't loss since dropping two against DePaul to end the month of March and had a fairly easy time against the 0-8 in-conference Nova squad yesterday.
The Cards came out strong against Villanova starter Kaity Sitzman. Jennifer Esteban started the game with a single and Kristin Austin followed with the same. That set the stage for Katie Keller to plant a base-clearer over the right-center fence for her fifth home run of the year. The fireworks weren't quite finished...one out later Alicja Wolny sent one over the right field fence to give Louisville a 4-0 lead going into the bottom of the first.
|Tori Collins mows them down like|
a mulching mower with a
new spark plug and sharpened
Louisville would put up a final run in the fifth. Should have been more, probably...the Cards loaded the bases but could only get pinch runner Kirsten Straley home on a Trimble single. 7-0 Louisville and it was becoming a long afternoon for Villanova.
Collins (16-1) was masterful and domineering again on the mound for Pearsall's bunch...going the distance and allowing just four hits while striking out two. The whitewash was Louisville's 16th of the season.
|Maggie drove in the first|
Cardinal run of the second
Villanova loaded the bases in the bottom of the second against Leonard with two outs...but she got out of the jam without allowing a run by getting a strikeout. Unfortunately, the Wildcats lit her up for four runs in the bottom of the third. Three 'Nova hits, a Cardinal fielding error and a wild pitch had the home team sporting a 4-1 lead with just one out in the inning and a runner on.
Pearsall and Louisville pitching coach Courtney Scott had seen enough and brought in Caralisa Connell to relieve Leonard. The call was a good one, Caralisa got the Cards out of the inning with no further damage done.
|Taner Fowler's double put|
Louisville ahead to stay.
|Whitney Arion's two run tater was her fifth of the year.|
Louisville added the final run of the game in the top of the seventh. With one out, Keller doubled and moved to third on a Wolny single. Keller scored on a Fowler single to make it 8-4 Louisville.
|Caralisa Connell is now 12-1.|
The Cards come home for a three game, out-of-conference series with Longwood starting Saturday.
Too much probably has already been said about the Petrino fiasco. We've covered it ad nauseam and we don't even do that much with men's sports. So...this will be our final "take" on the events unless something dramatic happens in the future -- if Bobby is abducted by a spacecraft full of aliens and Elvis impersonators or decides to run for the senate in Arkansas -- we'll give it some coverage.
|"Will someone explain this Waffle House menu|
to me? Where's the @#$% smothered and covered
hash browns? "
|MArky MArk poses with the next two "hog riding"|
We all make mistakes and errors in judgment. Most of our slip ups, though, are not normally played out and documented in the main-stream media. People will still continue to lie, deny and commit acts of adultery and corruptive influence in this world. But, learning from such mistakes and becoming a better person after paying the price for their erroneous ways is a sign of character. A sign of growth and maturity.
|"You do want to be good, don't you Bobby?"|
We hope that he can become a different, a better Bobby. Time will tell. In time, he'll get another opportunity to stand in, or near, the white, hot spotlight of notoriety.
|The morning after Bobby Petrino was fired, a rainbow|
appears to lead to the stadium where Arkansas plays
their home football games. Whoa....
Do it the right way, Coach...when the light hits you again.
Here's a interesting and funny Asian animation on the Petrino saga. Click the link below.