Saturday, March 12, 2016
Louisville Softball takes two...LAX at Duke...Radio Today! -- Saturday CARDINAL COUPLE
CARDS CONQUER COCKS AND FLYERS IN LOUISVILLE SOFTBALL CLASSIC
The skies cleared in Louisville, KY on Friday and the Softball Cards cleared the bases multiple times in wins over Jacksonville State and Dayton in day one of the Louisville Softball Classic at Ulmer Stadium.
Admittedly, it was supposed to be day two...but Louisville contest against the Illinois State Redbirds was cancelled early Thursday due to the deluge that belted the Belknap Campus.
LOUISVILLE 6 - JACKSONVILLE STATE 3
Louisville got some late inning heroics from "the Syd's" and Maryssa Becker and Megan Hensley teamed up in the circle to give the Cards the three-run win over the Gamecocks.
UofL took an early 1-0 lead in the first when Sidney Melton beat out an infield single and scored on Lillie Goetz's sacrifice fly. After "the false state" came back to tie it, the Cards forged ahead in the third 3-1 when Jenna Jordan scampered home on a Becker single and Becker found home on a Goetz double.
The see-saw battle got tied at 3-3 in the top of the fourth by J-State but Louisville responded in the bottom half of the inning when Alison "Mike" Szydlowski singled and scored on Melton's single...creating a 4-3 lead and a "Szdy-Sid" run and RBI combo.
Szydlowski singled home Goetz in the fifth to make it 5-3 Cards and added an insurance run in the sixth when Hensley singled home pinch-runner Jessica Adell for the 6-3 final.
LOUISVILLE 14 - DAYTON 2
The Cards came out swinging in the nightcap...aided by Morgan Meyer's five RBI's and scored a season high 14 runs in the five-inning grounding of the Flyers.
UofL put two on the scoreboard in the first when Melton singled and scored when Hensley reached base on an error. Hensley touched home when Jordan singled.
The flood gates opened in the second when the Cards added nine runs on six hits and four walks. Highlights included Meyer getting a three RBI triple in the inning and Sarah Lopesilvero picking up her first two RBI's of the year with a single. It was 11-0 and Louisville was not done yet with the bombing and Megan Hensley was mowing down the Flyers in fine fashion...
Three more Cardinals touched them all in the fourth...Meyer plated Brittany Sims and Jordan McNary with a double to the fence and scored on a Becker double.
Dayton rallied for two runs in the fifth but the run-rule ended the game. Hensley (9-2) threw all five innings...allowing five hits.
Louisville plays Eastern Kentucky today at noon...weather permitting...as ex-Cardinal great Whitney Arion returns home as one of the Colonels coaches.
LACROSSE PUTS 7-0 RECORD ON THE LINE AT DUKE TODAY.
The short history of the rivalry between Duke and Louisville in Lacrosse adds another chapter today in Durham, NC when the #5 Cardinals roll into town for a 1 p.m. matchup against #15 Duke.
The Blue Devils lead the series 3-0...downing the Cards twice last year...10-8 at the LLS during the regular season and 14-7 in the ACC Tournament.
Keys for Louisville will be the continued hot sticks of Kaylin Morissette, Cortnee Daley and Hannah Kolowski (17 goals each) and the firm defense of goalkeeper Brittany Read
and teammates Steph McNamara, Emily Howell, Blair Bernhardt and Courtney Boyd.
The Cards are coming off an incredible week where they defeated Northwestern 10-4 and Notre Dame 10-9 at the LLS.
Duke split a pair last week, falling to Georgetown and getting their first ACC win against Virginia Tech.
This one is available on the Blue Devils Network at the goduke.com site but it's a premium event...so you'll need to shell out $9.95 if you want to watch it. It's an automatically renewing one-month subscription and a rip-off, in my humble opinion...but an option for you if you want to see it instead of following Twitter and Stat-tracker.
HEARING VOICES? RELAX, IT'S JUST THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR...
Our worldy-renowned CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR is scheduled for 11 a.m. this morning (even if weather ain't permitting) and features the return of Paulie to the basement on a hill after searching for greens in Greensboro last week. That was about the only thing that wasn't on the media buffets over those five days.
We'll review and preview hoops, lacrosse, softball and other Cardinal women's sports...get you caught up on scheduling for the week ahead and sample some audio from Sandy Pearsall, Jeff Walz, Quentin Hillsman and more!
Punkin' is a week overdue for a treat and Worldwide has finally calmed down after being "the guy" last week for the broadcast...so shenanigans and leprechauns will rule the airwaves as we discuss the joy and excitement of UofL women's sports.
The digits are 100.9 FM WCHQ here locally and www.crescenthillradio.com
on your internet device.
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