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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday Cardinal Couple -- Softball enters crucial three game series...Radio Today!


- Pearsall's squad takes on Owls this weekend

- Radio Today!

- More "Talk Derby to me"

- Wanna follow Angel & Shoni on TV?

With only six conference games left and a non-conference meeting with UK at Ulmer on Wednesday night...the time is now for the softball Cards (28-18) to go on a regular-season ending win streak to bolster their chances in the AAC Softball tournament in Houston and for an NCAA bid. Prior to last weekend's debacle at UCF...where Louisville went 0-3...Louisville had won eight in a row.

The Cards are currently in third place in the AAC with a 9-6 mark. Ahead of them is UCF at 9-3 and Houston at 11-4. USF sits behind Louisville with a 7-5 mark.

The good news is that Louisville doesn't have to play any of the above three to end the season. After Temple, the Cards conclude the regular season at Memphis next weekend. The Tigers are in seventh place in the AAC with a 4-10 record.

Directly ahead is Temple, sitting in fifth place with Rutgers at 5-7. The Owls are 15-22 on the season.

It will be the second meeting lifetime between the two squads. Louisville shut out the Owls 8-0 last season in the Citrus Classic in Orlando on March 1st.

Temple is led by senior Sarah Prezioso, who is hitting .385 and leads the Owls in hits (45), runs (32), RBI's (22), stolen bases (16), home runs (8) and doubles (8). The team captains .708 slugging percentage leads the AAC.

In the circle, sophomore Kelsey Dominick (9-9) and freshman Amanda Gatt see most of the work. Dominick has three shut-outs on the season.

For UofL, second second baseman Katie Keller has been on fire lately and leads the team with a .393 batting average. She gets plenty of help from junior transfer Kelsi Jones, who leads Louisville with eight home runs, junior transfer Brittany Duncan and senior catcher Maggie Ruckenbrod. Marge leads the AAC in throwing out would-be base stealers.

The Cards will count on Maryssa Becker in the circle. The Oregon freshman is 12-5 and carries a 1.98 ERA. She's also a legit threat at the plate. Senior Rachel Le Coq has come around as of late when called on to pitch and the Cards do have senior Caralisa Connell and freshman Tierra Sanabria available if the Owl bats get busy.

First pitch is noon. The second game scheduled for around 2:30.

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CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO today at 11 a.m. We've got plenty to discuss with lacrosse, softball, golf, more Louisville women's sports and some great audio from lax's Faye Brust, Kay Morissette and Coach Young. We'll also try to stump Worldwide and the listening audience with another of Paulie's quizzes and Don Paulie holds court with another aspect of life he is confused about.

It's internet radio that defies description and that's the way we like it. Crescent Hill Radio is local stuff. Good to listen to at any time. Music, talk shows and comedy. Eventually the station will be on FM as well. We'll see if they keep us around after that...

Join us, won't you?



Another snippet of lunacy and babble has been posted over at my personal blog about that most unholiest of things...The Kentucky Derby. With Derby and Oaks just around the corner...I'll be striving to put a little "something, sumthin" over there each day.

You have been advised.



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