Softball Falls to BYU
After a rough first day in California, the woes continued for the softball Cards yesterday. Up against BYU's ace, with Maryssa Becker on the mound for Louisville, it was a pitchers' battle for much of the game. The two teams were locked scoreless for the first four and a half innings, before the Cougars broke through for two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Louisville threatened to get one back after a Becker single and a Funke (who was running for Becker) steal, but Funke was left stranded. BYU wasn't finished scoring, though, as they pushed two more unearned runs across in the bottom of the sixth. Louisville had no answer in the top of the seventh and the game ended with a final tally of 4-0.
Becker fell to 6-3 on the season and the Cards to 7-5. It was a tough weekend for Louisville, but all three losses were to ranked teams. We all have mixed views on "moral victories," but it is valuable in any sport to reduce bad losses. The Cards hung tough in all three games, and the perseverance shown will likely pay dividends later in the season. Louisville will finish out their weekend today with games against Cal and CS Fullerton before they return home next weekend. The first game is scheduled to begin at 3:30PM Eastern.
Cardinal IX off to Hot Start
After a perfect opening weekend, including a win over then #22 Maryland, and a 19-3 thrashing of EKU on Wednesday, the Louisville baseball team opened their weekend series against Omaha with a 7-2 win. Cardinals' ace, Brendan McKay improved his record to 2-0 with another solid game, despite an uncharacteristic 4 walks. McKay also continued to support himself at the plate with two hits and an RBI. Louisville continues the series with Omaha today at 1PM.
In addition to the games already listed, Louisville teams will see action in nearly every sport. The lacrosse team takes on Brown in Florida at 1:00. Women's and men's tennis both take the court, and track, swimming, and men's golf will all be in action as well.
In addition to Louisville sports, the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour will be live as well. Worldwide and I will be without our fearless leader, so tune into 100.9 WCHQ at 11 AM to see how well we can handle the pressure alone.
Until next time, Go Cards.