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Friday, March 26, 2021

Softball plays #19/16 VaTech this weekend; FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Fridays with DARYL

Good morning Louisville fans!  Basketball season is not over!  The joy and excitement of Louisville women's basketball is still alive.  And it is not for the faint of heart. I think my fitbit recorded a heart rate of 93 for me sometime in the third quarter against the Wildcats.  I just have to say how proud I am of the overall team effort by the Louisville squad in this week's matchups.  I mean.. there's winning a game.. and then there's winning the game.  The freshman really stepped it up and I also wanted to give the coaching staff a shoutout for their huge vocal support from the sidelines when it was needed most! Sam Purcell leading the charge.  You could tell that this team was not ready to come home.

Coach Walz and Dana Evans are scheduled to talk with the media this afternoon from San Antonio. 

Here are their pressers: 

Cards Wrap Up March Home Stand Against #19/16 Virginia Tech This Weekend

Its been a quick month as we welcomed back Louisville softball to Ulmer Stadium.  

UofL will wrap up its 15-game home stand this weekend when the Cards play host to No. 19/16 VT in a four-game series.  The teams will open the series on Friday evening at 7 p.m. for '90's Night' followed by a Saturday doubleheader starting at 12 p.m. The finale will take place Sunday at 1 p.m.

• UofL is 3-6 in ACC play and stands eighth in the conference while Virginia Tech (16-4, 10-4 ACC) is third in the ACC standings.
• Taylor Roby leads the team with a .40 batting average, five home runs and has driven in 21. She stands tied for second in the ACC in RBI.   Roby has also produced a team-best six multi-RBI games.
• Roby (5-5) leads the team with a 2.67 ERA in 60.1 innings of work.
• Carmyn Greenwood leads the team with 12 runs and five stolen bases, has a team-best eight multi-hit games this season and stands second with a .387 batting average.

Virginia Tech comes into this weekend with a 15-4 overall record (10-4 ACC).  Virginia Tech leads the series 8-7.  The last matchup between the two teams took place March.29-31, 2019 in Blacksburg, Va. The Cards took the first game of the three-game series 7-5, but fell short in the final two games, 10-1 and 13-5.

• Preseason All-ACC selection Jayme Bailey is batting .414 this season. Bailey is tied for second in the ACC in RBIs and has registered three home runs, two triples, and six doubles for the Hokies.
• Kelsey Bennett leads the Hokies and is tied for first in the ACC in home runs with seven. The sophomore is batting .346 and slugging .846 on the season.
• Leading Virginia Tech in the circle is junior Keely Rochard. The Virginia native enters the weekend as the current ACC Pitcher of the Week after her 3-0 weekend (3/19-3/21), dealing out 46 strikeouts and giving up just three hits and three walks over 18 innings. Rochard (12-1) is second in the ACC with an ERA of 0.88 and has dealt 119 strikeouts so far.

Lacrosse sees third consecutive Top-5 ranked opponent

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - No. 15 University of Louisville women's lacrosse travels to Chestnut Hill, Mass., for a pair of ACC contests against No. 5 Boston College this weekend. The Cardinals and Eagles open their two-game series on Friday, March 26 at 7 p.m. ET at Alumni Stadium before closing the weekend on Sunday, March 28 at 11 a.m. ET.

Friday's game will broadcast on ACC Network Extra and Sunday's will broadcast on ACC Network. The Cardinals are 4-4 overall and 0-3 in conference play. The Eagles enter Friday's game at 5-1 on the season and 1-1 in the league.

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I'll be in the network building for another week of softball production but might be able to jump on for some time to talk post season basketball and softball!    The rest of the gang are as scheduled as far as I know.  Be safe and wear your sunscreen CardNation! 



  1. Basketball topic for all the people that criticize Dana Evans she put in the work she paid her dues this is Dana's team win or loss.Go Cards

    1. That is true and she just got the Wade nomination, so, my money is on Dana -- win or lose AND HER TEAMMATES.

      Curtis "Be Kind" Franklin


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