Sidney Melton led off the game with a solo shot over the left field wall for the early lead. They added two runs in the second when a fielder's choice drove a run home and Melton walked with the bases loaded to add an easy RBI. The only other run came in the sixth when Alison Szydlowski reached base on a fielder's choice and drove in a run, almost exactly like the second inning play.
The Seminoles scored all of their runs in the middle three innings, relying on four Louisville errors and a pair of home runs to ignite the offense. Megan Hensley and Danielle Watson split time in the circle with three innings apiece. The duo only surrendered six hits, but walked four and the defense had four infield errors. Hensley (17-8) took the loss.
Coach Pearsall heavily emphasized the impact the errors had on a game where Louisville had an early shot at winning, "If we dont make those mistakes, we have a chance at winning that game, but the errors set us back and we just couldn't overcome that."
With a record of 33-20 and an RPI hovering around 44 the Cards are a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately, the ACC is weak at softball and FSU is the only school inside the Top 40 in RPI. The Cards will need some help in receiving a bid to the "Big Dance" and hope the top seeds win their respective conference tournaments.
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Casey Madura Sits Down with Cardinal Couple
|Casey Madura (left) and Emily Howell|
Madura has battled injuries and a cancer scare in her career at Louisville and spent almost all of her time on the bench as a supporter, teammate, and helping coach. The senior captain talked about what brought her to Louisville, her experiences and memories here, and future plans that involve a trip to the Big Apple.
We talked about what her walk-up song would be, a secondary sport she might play, and deciding the style of wave she will perform as she walks across stage at commencement.
You can view the entirety of the lengthy interview
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