Softball Defeats CMU 9-1, Game 2 Canceled
The second to last day of the Bluegrass Challenge was a busy one, with Louisville taking the final two games of the afternoon/evening. The first of those two got underway at 2:22, as Louisville faced Central Michigan. The Cards scored early and often in that one, wrapping it up with a bow in just five innings.
After a 1-2-3 inning on defense, Louisville went back to work. They used two singles and a walk to load the bases, again giving Roby an RBI opportunity. She earned one this time, but not ideally, as a grounder to the third baseman set up an easy unassisted out at third, while one runner scored. Roby beat out the double-play. A wild pitch moved runners to second and third before a walk loaded the bases again. This time it was Otis at the plate, and she singled through the middle to score two. Louisville finished the second inning leading 7-0.
Booe came back in for the top of the fifth, and an opportunity to close the game, and she did so with a strikeout, foulout, strikeout 1-2-3 inning. Louisville headed to the locker room for a brief break before preparing to play Ohio at 5.
Gabriela Leon Named First-Team All-American
In the first day of the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, Gabriela Leon continued her successes in the pole vault, as she put up a sixth-place finish, which was good enough for a First-Team All-American performance. At 4.41 meters, the jump was the third highest in Leon's indoor career, so she may be a bit disappointed to not have a better performance, but it was still quite impressive. As just a red-shirt junior, she'll have another chance at an indoor championship next season. Louisville's spring outdoor season will begin next weekend at the Auburn Classic.
Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast
After everyone scattered in the wind last weekend, we're all back this week. I know that makes it seem even more like we were dodging the basketball loss, but you'll just have to take my word for it. We'll have plenty of softball to talk about, as well as final predictions for the basketball team ahead of tomorrow's selection show. As always, you can check out the live stream of the show by going to the Cardinal Couple YouTube page and clicking on the live video. Jeff usually creates that about an hour before the show, which officially starts at 11 AM Eastern. If the live time doesn't work for you, there are plenty of playback options, so be sure to check out whichever is best for you!
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Until next time, Go Cards!