Cards Rally, Fall in Extras
A sac fly by Hensley drove in Sidney Melton in the first inning for the only lead the Cards would see on the day. Normally, a routine play, but Melton tagged and scored from second base, not third!
A fielding error and a home run gave the Bisons the lead, one that would not relinquish until Louisville tied the score in the bottom of the seventh inning.
With the score 4-3 Lipscomb and the Cards down to their final two outs, Hensley sent a shot that barely cleared the fence and rolled to the concrete ledge in right center.The bases-empty blast tied the affair at 4-4
Lipscomb relied on misfortune by the Louisville pitching and defense for the go ahead run in the top of the eighth. A lead off base hit ended up with the runner on third following a fielder's choice and a fielding error. A wild pitch or passed ball (there was some debate on how it should be classified) to the backstop gave the Bisons an opportune moment to score to go-ahead run in the eighth and the Cards could not muster in the bottom of the inning, going 1-2-3 at-bat for the 5-4 finish. .
* Hensley's 29th career homer puts her into a tie for seventh in Louisville history with Alicja Wolny*.
* Melton has a career-high 19 stolen bases on the season, tied for fifth on the single season record books.*
* Melton's 52 career stolen bases is third all-time.*
*Snyder has reached base safely in 10 straight games.*
*Funke's nine triples this season is a program record and puts her in a tie for first in the NCAA*.
Louisville drops to 22-13 and they prepare to travel to Bowling Green to face WKU tonight. Unable to go to Bowling Green today, Paulie was looking for a live broadcast of the contest and found one through the C-USA Conference link. They do, however, want $6.95 for the viewing pleasure...despite admission being free. Great way to grow the sport, Toppers...nickle and diming people at every turn.
After the trip up the Hill...UofL SB then returns home to host reigning national champion Florida State for a Saturday, Sunday, Monday weekend series. Brodcast details on those later this week.
Paulie caught up with Holly after the game and got some post-game comments. You can hear those below. There was no post-game video recorded.
POST GAME AUDIO WITH COACH APRILE: HOLLY APRILE AFTER 4/2/19 LIPSCOMB GAME
The Cardinal Couple NCAA Women's Tournament Bracket Challenge report:
-- Eight entries have lost their champion.
-- Five entries have lost one of their championship game teams.
-- Five entries have no possible wins remaining in the final three games.
-- Baylor is picked to win in five brackets.
-- UConn is picked to win in three brackets.
-- Notre Dame is picked to win in three brackets.
Here are you TOP 20 Standings: (3 games to go!)
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As always, contact bracket czar -- me -- Jared Anderson or Paulie with any disputes, questions, sure-things-on-long-shots-at Keeneland or questions. Or leave a comment. I'm at: firstname.lastname@example.org Paulie mans the email@example.com e-mail box.
Lauren Hartlage in National Women's Amateur Championship
The site is historic Augusta, GA -- home of the Masters. The participants won't start on the legendary course -- the first 36 holes will be contested at the Champions Retreat G.C. and the final 18 at Augusta.
At the end of 2018 Hartlage finished in the rankings 59th internationally and 22nd in the United States.
Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!