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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cardinal softball rolling along in Charleston Southern tourney

Led by hard hitting catcher Melissa Roth...Sandy Pearsall's University of Louisville women's softball team continues its winning ways in the Charleston Southern Invitational with wins on Friday against St. John and host Charleston Southern.

The Cards (6-1) overcame an early attack by fellow Big East member St. John enroute to a 16-2 win in the opening game. After allowing St.John two runs in the first inning, Louisville roared back to score four runs in the second inning and 12 runs in the third. The Cards tacked on four insurance runs in the fifth and final inning of the game for the 14 point win. Kristen Wadwell pitched a two hitter, going the distance and shutting out the Red Storm after a shaky first inning.

In Friday's second game the Cards played host Charleston Southern and the contest developed into a pitcher's duel. Cardinal pitcher Tori Collins held the host scoreless thru five innings and the Cards found themselves in a scoreless tie as they came to bat in the top of the sixth. Three straight singles by Jennifer Esteban, Melissa Roth and Chelsea Bemis gave UofL a 1-0 lead and a Colby Wherry sacrifice fly put the Cards up 2-0.

A home run blast in the bottom of the sixth gave Charleston Southern one back but Wadwell came in to relieve Collins and shut down Charleston Southern the rest of the way.

#15 Louisville closes out the action on Saturday against Youngstown State.

Written by Sonja

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