Saturday, April 30, 2016
Softball travels to Notre Dame...THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR -- SATURDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
PEARSALL'S CARDS ENTER CRUCIAL SERIES VS. NOTRE DAME
****** Schedule Update******
Due to weather concerns in the South Bend area, the teams will try to get in a single game today at 6 p.m. and a double-header tomorrow starting at noon.
The University of Louisville softball squad is in South Bend, IN today for a very important three-game series against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish team that will have major implications on second place in the ACC.
Louisville (32-11, 13-5) are percentage points ahead of the Irish (36-8, 10-5) in the current standings. Notre Dame is ranked either 18th (ESPN/USA Softball) or 19th(USA Today/NFCA Coaches) polls, while the Cards are receiving votes but not ranked in the top 25 in either.
Louisville enters the doubleheader today after a mid-week loss to Kentucky 2-1 Wednesday night at Ulmer Stadium. The Cards took a 1-0 lead into the top of the seventh in a contest that had a 54 minute rain delay...but the Cats capitalized on three Cardinal errors and got two hits to take the lead and win the affair.
Notre Dame also stepped out of conference earlier in the week and shut out DePaul 8-0. Leading the way for UND is Karley Wester who has produced a .454 batting average and has scored 51 runs. She also has 36 stolen bases. Caitlin Brooks has slugged 10 home runs for the Irish. In the circle, Allie Rhodes has compiled a 17-5 record and averages a strikeout per inning.
Pearsall will look for consistency and avoidance of late-game miscues from the Cards as they look to maintain their second place status in the ACC.
The contests will be on ESPN 3. First pitch today is 1 p.m. and the second game will be shown about 30 minutes after the conclusion of the opener. Sunday's single game starts at noon. We'll offer a preview of the games today on THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR and a full recap of the action in our Sunday column. Go Cards and stay away rain!
THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR
WE have a wonderful broadcast lined up for you today on THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR starting at 11 a.m. this morning. While Worldwide Jeff McAdams completes his boat tour of Europe...Sam Draut, our CARDINAL COUPLE intern and sports editor for THE CARDINAL student newspaper will be in studio with me as we review softball, lacrosse and comment on the nearly 30 minute Jeff Walz press conference from Thursday.
Sam also stars in a moving YOU TUBE parody that covers the end of his reign as sports editor at the newspaper. Based on the Derek Jeter farewell tribute...Sam covers the UofL campus in one final lap and some pretty interesting things develop.
We'll also air the final segment of the Churchill Downs Derby picks from some of the most astute and knowledgeable handicappers under the Twin Spires.
You'll want to have your pen and pad ready to take down what these eight prognosticators think will happen on the first Saturday in May. We had a little fun with them and assigned each of them an alias. There is some very revealing information here as we are now eight days away from the fastest two minutes in sports.
The replay is up...listen to it here at the link below
LINK: THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR REBROADCAST 4/30/16