Sunday, May 17, 2015
Emmonnie wins...Softball loses -- Sunday Cardinal Couple
EMMONNIE HENDERSON WINS DISCUS
A day after taking the shot put in the ACC Championships, Emmonnie Henderson returned to the winner's stand with a first place finish in the discus.
Henderson took her second event title in the discus throw with a mark of 182-01 and teammate Dolly Nyemah finished third with a throw of 158-09. Both earned first team All-ACC honors. "E" was also named the ACC Women's Field MVP.
Henderson will now prepare for NCAA Championship competition at the end of the month.
Overall the women's team finished sixth in the standings in their first-ever ACC Championship event weekend.
A big "high-five" and congratulations to the Edwardsville, IN native who continues the proud tradition of the shot-put and discuses tossers that UofL women's track has had over the last few years!
SOFTBALL SEASON ENDS WITH 2-1 LOSS
Maryssa Becker pitched her heart out again for Louisville yesterday in the elimination round of the NCAA Columbia Regional...but the Cards fell 2-1 to Indiana State in eight innings.
Becker had a no-hitter going into the fifth inning and the game was scoreless after seven innings. The top of the eight brought two Sycamore runs across the plate and...although Kelsi Jones banged a one-out home run over the left-center wall...the Cards could not push another runner around the bases and bow out of the NCAA Tournament.
In fifteen innings of softball Friday and Saturday, the Cards managed one run and seven hits. Coach P was conciliatory in defeat:
" I thought Maryssa pitched a tremendous game. Once again, we hit the ball hard bit it was right at people. Credit Indiana State for being able to manufacture runs."
And...in the final analysis...that is the objective. Runs.
Our Saturday broadcast on WCHQ 100.9 FM will be available on the Soundcloud sometime today. We had a good show...with Paulie, Worldwide and Sam the Intern.
THREE IS BETTER THAN TWO. EVEN IN RADIO