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Friday, January 15, 2010

Cardinal Softball looks strong for 2010

Before you know it, the crack of a softball from an aluminum bat will be resonating from the corner of Floyd Street and i-65. Cardinal softball practice is well under way and the Sandy Pearsall's squad begins the season Feb. 12th in the Mariott Classic in Houston.

Pictured above is 2009 Big East MVP Melissa Roth. The hard hitting catcher leads a solid nucleus of seven returning starters that were picked in the Big East preseaon poll to win the title.

All American Kristin Wadwell returns to the mound for the Cards. Chelsea Bemis holds down the "hot corner" for the infield and left handed slugger Vanessa James can play anywhere in the infield or outfield. Other returning starters include Colby Wherry and Kristin Austin. Pearsall also has eight talented freshmen joining the squad this year.

The 2010 Big East tournament will be played in Louisville. Coaches and players in the Big East rave about Ulmer Stadium being the best ballpark in the Big East for softball. Louisville has played at the facility since 2000.

Do yourself a favor and get out to watch the Lady Cards softball team in action this year. And check back here at Cardinal Couple for coverage of the team as they take on the challenge of winning the Big East. See you at the ballpark!

Written by Paul 1/15/10

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