Softball Says Goodbye to Ferguson
Spring sports in 2020 saw their seasons cut short. This isn't news to anyone. Something that also isn't new is how this has already impacted the 2021 season, as spring sports seniors were granted an additional year of eligibility. This week, however, we got a couple of bits of news that impact Louisville's 2021 season even more. First, MLB announced that this season's amateur draft would be only five rounds, with teams allowed to sign an unlimited number of undrafted players for a maximum of $20,000 each. This has direct implications for college baseball, and for UofL specifically as they commonly have players that need to decide whether to go pro or stay.
The second bit of news is a bit more direct. Standout infielder, Caitlin Ferguson, confirmed that she would be forgoing her second senior season after being accepted to pharmacy school. Ferguson, from Versailles, KY, was a four-year starter for the Cards, being named to the All-ACC Freshman team in 2017. She was All-Southeast Region 2nd Team as a sophomore and started every game as a junior. In the young 2020 season, Ferguson was hitting .215 with 2 home runs and 7 RBIs.
Ferguson was a favorite here at Cardinal Couple, so we are sad to see her go. However, we hope you'll join us in wishing her the best in her future endeavors. Given that many of the sports we cover here at Cardinal Couple do not necessarily have the same post-college aspirations as other sports, it would not be surprising to see more seniors make this same decision and move on to the next phase of their lives and careers. As with Ferguson, we would support whatever decision was made.
Cardinal Couple Radio Hour
Another week has come and gone, and we're getting closer to what would officially be the summer slump in a normal year. We're still hosting the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast every week, though, and we hope you'll join us. This week, Paulie sat down with a couple of current a future Cardinal personalities, so we'll chat about those interviews as well as other goings-on. Tune in to the Cardinal Couple YouTube Channel at 11 AM for this week's episode.
Until next time, Go Cards!