Softball Picks Up Transfer Leonhardt
The right-handed pitcher spent her first three seasons at the University of Southern Indiana, located near Evansville. Leonhardt is a native of Louisville, having graduated from Fern Creek High School.
UofL has not played the Division II school. However, USI is in the Great Lakes Valley Conference with Bellarmine.
In 2018, Southern Indiana won the NCAA DII National Championship. They entered the CWS as the 8-seed and went on an undefeated Cinderella run.
Leonhardt was named the 2018 NCAA DII Softball Championship Series Most Outstanding Player. She finished the postseason 12-1, 1.35 ERA, .152 opponent batting average, and 96 strikeouts. She was also named 2019 GLVC Pitcher of the Year.
Although, the 2020 season was cut short the Louisville native held a 7-3 record, 1.63 ERA, .174 opposing batting average, and 76 strikeouts.
Besides success in the circle, Leonhardt also excels behind the plate as a left-handed batter. She had
a .386 batting average, five doubles, two home runs, and 16 RBIs.
Leonhardt, who has graduated and plans to attend UofL School of Dentistry, joins a cast that includes Taylor Roby,Chardonnay Harris, Paige Schindler, Taja Felder, and Payton Hudson as pitchers. That's a heck of a "circle crew" that is sure to help lead the charge for a successful 2021 season.
Manatee Shut Out Impact
The two-hit shutout featured another sizzling performance from Jenna Greene in the circle. She's 6-0 on the season and the Manatee are 9-3 in the FGCL, which is good for second place.
Cardinals Jordyn Wolfe went 1-2 from the plate and drew two walks against Impact pitching. Paige Schindler drew a walk and struck out in two at bats.
Everyone have a happy Tuesday and Go Cards!