We report on the joy and excitement of UofL women's sports here. Thanks for checking us out! Click the picture of Louie to hear the latest Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Softball Picks Up Transfer -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Softball Picks Up Transfer Leonhardt

Louisville softball announced yesterday they have added an arm to the bullpen.  Jennifer Leonhardt joins the Cards for her final season of eligibility.

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 Manatee Squeeze scored three runs in the first three innings and had a huge top of the seventh with four runs -- blanking the Impact 8-0.

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!



  1. Not to draw away from today's great article about softball, but Asia Durr announced on Twitter that she tested positive for the virus and is sitting out 2020.

    This breaks my heart.

    Curtis "Black Lives Matter" Franklin

  2. Asia's statement:

    "After much thought and consultation with my doctors and the Liberty, I have decided not to play the 2020 WNBA season. After testing positive for COVID-19 on June 8th, my battle with it has been complicated and arduous. As I continue to fight to fully recover, I had to make the difficult decision on a deadline to opt out as a medical high risk player. So much about this virus is unknown and my heart is heavy, even as i make this decision that I know is best for my long term wellness. I want to thank my teammates, the Liberty organization, our fans and my partners for their compassion. I plan to stay connected to my team virtually and support them on the court and in their efforts around social justice and activism from the bubble however I can. I hope you will do the same."

    I'll have much more on this in tomorrow's Cardinal Couple


  3. This is such sad and disappointing news. My heart goes out to Asia.

    Does anyone still think this virus is a joke? That it should be ignored because it will just go away? That we should go without masks? Go join your idiot friends in a bar somewhere, then, if you scoff at masks.

    Take a good look around you, American citizens. We have failed in our battle against COVID-19 and it is only going to get worse.

    All for economy an $$$$$. What good are they going to do you when you're breathing dirt six feet under? Our president is a moron and his lack of leadership on this crisis is unforgivable. He needs to go.

    I will pray for Asia, for the Louisville athletes and pray for a new president in 2020.

    Nick O

  4. Sad.

    Blue Lou.


Please leave your comments here. We ask you be respectful of other posts, no matter how ridiculous they may seem to you. After all, it is CARDINAL COUPLE.

Any attempts to advertise a product or other website here in the comments section without the prior consent of CARDINAL COUPLE will result in a bill rendered for advertising services and possible legal action. We're serious. No more bots.

Now, have your take...