THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
-Softball falls to Vols 8-1
-Wednesday at Churchill.
The University of Louisville softball team traveled to
Knoxville Wednesday for a non-conference game
against the Lady Vols. It's a shame someone forgot to
put the Cardinal bats on the bus, though. Louisville
managed just two hits in seven innings against junior
|Sis on the left shuts down the Cards Wednesday|
#5 Tennessee (45-9) jumped on starting pitcher Tori Collins for a bottom of the first inning advantage when Lauren Gibson took a full count pitch over the center field wall to give U.T. a 1-0 lead.
Louisville kept it close briefly. In the top of the second, Alicja Wolny took first after getting plunked
by a Renfroe pitch and made it to home plate on a
Maggie Ruckenbrod single to tie it at 1-1.
|Chelsea Leonard got|
roughed up in
UT went on to add two runs in the fifth, off Caralisa Connell...who replaced Leonard in the fourth inning...and a additional run in the sixth for the 8-1 final. Louisville briefly threatened to score in the sixth when Whitney Arion drew a walk, stole second and streaked home on a Jennifer Esteban single up the middle...but center fielder Tory Lewis threw the freshman Arion out at the plate.
|Cards need to remember to put the|
bats on the plane this weekend.
They didn't make it to Tennessee
Used to be, a few years back...that Wednesday was the last relatively "sane" day out at Churchill Downs on Derby week.
It'll have to be moved to Tuesday if this keeps up.
|It took three of them to keep an eye on me Wednesday.|
I did manage to get Riza (right) trained, though.
|Christie and Angie have been fully trained and are|
proficient at handling my nonsense.
|Louie is "the man" when it comes to hats|
and gift of gab.
|Ask Jo-An about the "Gordon's Fisherman" if you stop|
by and meet her. Bring a stick of butter.
|Joe (right) is being closely watched by security because|
of his ability to sing any Beatles tune off key and with
"Get out the erasers because there's chalk everywhere"
As I headed into the last race, I decided to change my strategy. Last moves of a desperate man. Calvin Borel, who hadn't won a race all day, was on a 4-1 shot named Red Wine and I liked a definitive longshot that I've followed for a few years named Steve's Revenge because a buddy of mine used to train him. I decided to bet "Bo-Rail" to win and worked up a .10 cent Superfecta wheel including those two and most of the rest of the field.
Lady Luck was on my side in the 10th race. Borel danced Red Wine home five lengths in front of the rest and 28-1 shot Steve's Revenge took second by a neck. I got $10 on the winning ticket I placed on "Calvinista" and my .10 cent superfecta returned a 'shut the front door' whopping $275.90 off a $8.10 wager.
The rally worked. I left the "most legendary race track in the world" with a pocket full of cash and got home in time to watch UofL softball on the PC.
|How will "I'LL HAVE ANOTHER" do on Derby|
Day? We aren't leaving him out of the "gimmicks"
We've also outlined three Derby horses that could surprise at a price and sent the article to Charlie over at Card Game. When he decides to run it, who knows...but Charlie's site is always worth a daily visit.
The Observer sees all and talks about it
(WE'LL HAVE KY OAKS picks in the FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE. You have been warned.)