Monday, April 25, 2016
SOFTBALL SENIORS CINCH SERIES SUNDAY VS SYRACUSE -- MONDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
SIMS, SMITH WITH 5 RBI'S IN 6-2 WIN
It is only fitting that on Louisville Softball Senior Day, two of the three seniors provide the offensive punch for the Cards in a 6-2 win over Syracuse Sunday at Ulmer Stadium.
Brittany Sims, Hailey Smith and Mo Hart got the starts as Cardinal seniors and provided much of the offensive spark for Louisville in the win.
This contest started out as a pitcher's duel...with neither squad finding a way to push a run across the plate until the bottom of the fourth...when Louisville erupted for three home plate trips. Nicole Pufahl got the party started with a double and Sims sent her home with a single. Jordan McNary worked a walk off Syracuse starting pitcher AnnaMarie Gatti to set the stage for a two-RBI double from Smith.
The Cards added to the lead in the fifth when Sims belted her second double of the game...bringing pinch-runner Jessica Adell and Megan Hensley home. Louisville was leading 5-0 and all five scores had been driven in by seniors Smith and Sims.
Syracuse would counter with two runs in the top of the sixth but the Cards would load the bases in the bottom half of the inning....and getting a Maryssa Becker RBI single to set the final score 6-2.
Becker notched her 19th. win of the season, going the distance and allowing two runs on seven hits.
UofL (32-10, 13-5 ACC) steps out of conference next with a Wednesday evening hosting of arch-rival Kentucky. The first planned game between the two was rained out back on April 6th. in Lexington and the three day weather forecast for the Louisville area might have these two dodging raindrops again.
THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR
If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR...fear not. The SoundCloud re-broadcast can be heard at the following link:
A fun broadcast where Jared Anderson and I discussed Louisville softball, lacrosse, hoops and track and field in the first half of the broadcast. You won't want to miss our Derby Preview in the second half of the broadcast with the excellent handicapping views of Tom, Scott, Dave and Charlie for the first Saturday in May race.
The boys are giving out sage advice and predictions on what might happen Derby Day and whether you're a novice bettor or seasoned race-goer, you'll glean quite a bit from their analysis.