BECKER WITH ONE-HIT SHUTOUT IN 8-0 WIN
The Cards took a 1-0 lead in the first when super sophomore shortshop Sidney Melton worked a walk, stole second and scored on a Becker single.
Those two would factor in the next Cardinal assault, which came in the third inning. Melton singles and Becker walked and both completed the circuit when Megan Hensley crushed her 13th homer of the season...bouncing one off the scoreboard in center...to make it 4-0 UofL.
Becker and Melton provided more offense in the fifth when Melton got another base on balls and sprinted home on a Becker double.
Louisville's final three runs came an inning later. Ashley Nikolao benefited from a two-base Eagle error and scored on Jamie Soles' single. Both Soles and Jordan Vorbrink touched home an out later when Melton secured an infield single and NCC throwing error.
The Cards are in third place in the ACC...three games back of league-leading FSU and a game behind Notre Dame. The three schools are the only ACC squads with 30 or more wins this season and less than 10 losses. Sandy Pearsall's squad stays home for the week...bringing in fifth-place Syracuse for a weekend series next.
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THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR rebroadcast is up and available for listening at the Crescent Hill Radio web site.
Check out the link below to listen. It's a fast-paced hour where we discuss Cardinal women's athletics. We have an exclusive Anne Kordes interview for you to hear and super sophomore shortstop Sidney Melton from Louisville Softball as well!
Another stellar show when we discuss the joy and excitement of UofL women's athletics and we get a live Fan Day report from the indefatigable Sam Draut from UofL.