Sunday, May 7, 2017
Softball secures series...seeks sweep at State -- Lacrosse awaits their fate --Radio Show -- SUNDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
MIKE, MIKE, MIKE PROVIDES THE SPIKE IN 4-3 LOUISVILLE SOFTBALL WIN
It has been a year of transition for Cards Softball slugger Alison "Mike" Szydlowski. A switch from her catcher's role to handling 'the hot corner' at third base took a bit of adjustment. One thing that hasn't changed, though, is the hitting prowess she has shown during her tenure at Louisville.
Yesterday, in sunny Raleigh, NC...she drove home the tying runs in top of the seventh inning and then produced the winning RBI in the eighth to give Louisville a 4-3 win over the Wolfpack.
Jenna Jordan scored Louisville's lone run prior to that...in the second inning after a walk and then scampered home on Caitlin Ferguson's double to left. Jordan was on base when "Szyd" sent a shot soaring over the center field fence in the top of the seventh to set the score at 3-3.
The bags were full of Cards in the top of the eighth with two outs when "Mike" went to the plate and smacked a solid single to center that scored Tiarra Sanabria. Winning pitcher Maryssa Becker kept NC State silent in the bottom of the inning to give the Cards their 30th. win on the season and her 21st.
The two will close the series today at noon. ACC Network Extra has the coverage.
LACROSSE AWAITS THEIR FATE TONIGHT
Louisville Lacrosse will find out whether they are part of the 26-squad field for the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championships tonight at 9 p.m.
13 conference automatic qualifiers will receive bids and 13 at-large teams will be selected to make up the field.
Louisville (11-7) is currently ranked 18th. in the nation by the IWLCA Coaches Poll, 19th. by the Inside Lacrosse Poll and has an RPI ranking of #29.
The thought process is that the Cards will make the field and have to hit the road for their first two games.
The Selection Show will air tonight on NCAA.com
THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR
Worldwide Jeff McAdams and Case Hoskins manned the broadcast studio and Paulie joined the lads via phone yesterday for the weekly show. It was a lively broadcast and you can hear the replay at the link below.
LINK: THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO 5/6/17