Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Softball cancelled after rain hits Louisville -- Tuesday Cardinal Couple
CARDS GET IN 3-1/2 BUT RAIN WINS
Rain ended up being the winner last night at Ulmer Stadium in the Louisville vs. FSU softball game...a cancellation in the bottom of the fourth with the Noles holding a 1-0 lead.
It was a pitchers duel between Louisville's Maryssa Becker and FSU's Lacey Waldrop when this one finally got started at 7:20 p.m....Becker allowing a first inning run on a couple of FSU hits and the Cards threatening in the bottom of the fourth when Jordan McNary was hit by a pitch, stole second, Becker drawing a walk and both advancing on a passed ball.
The rain started coming down a bit harder, though, with Brittany Sims at bat and the umpire called for the field to be covered at 8:25 p.m. Unfortunately, the precipitation didn't let up and the game was called at 9:05 p.m.
So, the series ends with each team gathering a victory. The Cards are tied for third place in the ACC with a in-conference record of 13-5...with Notre Dame.
FSU remains on top at 14-3 and North Carolina a 1/2 game back at 13-3. The Cards are 24-13 overall and will return to action Friday night when they travel to Oxford, MS for a three game out-of-conference series with Ole Miss.
BECKER PLAYER OF WEEK IN ACC
Maryssa Becker went into last night's game as the ACC Softball Player of the Week and what a week she had! She started with a 5-0 win over DePaul and recorded 10 strikeouts...a career high for the sophomore out of Medford, OR.
Next was the 1-0 shutout of FSU Saturday night. Becker allowed just four hits in the complete game win.
She is 10-4 on the season and has an ERA of 2.49.
Those at the ballpark last night were treated to a pitcher's duel between two of the best in the nation. It's a shame Mama Nature decided to cry and end the drop-ball fest...
VOLLEYBALL DIGGING SPRING TRAINING
A chat with our steamed colleague Worldwide during the rain delay last night revealed how impressed he was with Louisville Volleyball this weekend. The Cards defeated Illinois on Saturday and Kentucky on Sunday in Cardinal Arena.
Passing and hitting top his chart as improvements the Cards have made with Roxanne McVey impressing him at libero.
He'll have much more on this, including an interview with UofL Volleyball Coach Anne Kordes for Saturday's radio.