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Friday, April 30, 2021

Softball travels to BC -- KY Oaks Day -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Happy Derby/Oaks weekend Louisville, KY!

Glad to see the festivities back on the first weekend in May. Normalcy. Be safe, wear your sunscreen and stay away from strangers if you're heading over to Churchill this weekend... wait.. do that anywhere you go, every weekend! Those are general pieces of life advice!

There are a couple picks I've got my eye on.. I like one of the favorite's Travel Column & Coach for the long shot. 

Post time: 5:51 p.m. Friday at Churchill Downs. Purse: $1.25 million. Grade: 1. Distance: 1 1/8 miles. TV: NBC Sports Network.

Who do you got winning the Lillies?  Let us know in the comments. And you can see Paulie's Picks for the Oaks, and the Derby tomorrow by going to his horse racing site:  PAULIE PICKS

Fun fact, my boyfriend is the person who ordered the Lillies/Roses for the winners circle.  He is in floral wholesale and imported the roses from Columbia & the lillies came from California.  He sells them to Kroger every year for the events. 


Louisville (17-23-1, 11-17-1 ACC) is eighth in the current ACC standings while Boston College (11-27, 6-19) is 13th.  The Cards are coming off of a stretch of nine straight games played against top-25 opponents after a four-game series against then-No. 21 Duke, a midweek game at No. 14 Kentucky, followed by last weekend's four-game set against No. 7 Florida State. In that stretch, the Cardinals went 2-6-1 with three games going into extra innings and three games decided by one run. And an 11-inning 0-0 tie against the Seminoles.

Louisville leads the series 8-4. Carmyn Greenwood leads the team and the ACC and stands eighth in the nation with 59 hits.  Taylor Roby has a team-high 12 home runs and 36 RBI standing tied for second in the ACC in home runs and fourth in RBI. She has also produced a team-best 10 multi-RBI games.

Roby (10-9) leads the team with a 2.54 ERA in 30 appearances and 129.1 innings of work.  Its evident that this team is at its best when Roby starts in the circle for the Cards. 

For the Eagles, j
unior catcher Gianna Boccagno has one of the strongest arms behind the plate in the country. The Florida native leads the ACC with 15 runners caught stealing in 2021.  In all, opponents are just 22-of-37 in stolen base attempts against Boccagno this season.  BC leads the ACC with 17 runners caught stealing.

ACC Team Leaders Caught Stealing

1. Boston College 17

2. Pitt 13

    L'ville 13

Its Senior Weekend for the Eagles. Junior pitcher Susannah Anderson is among the ACC leaders in several categories this season. The ace of the BC pitching staff, Anderson is 7-15 with a 2.40 ERA in 25 appearances in 2021, good enough for 13th in the ACC.


We've decided to take the weekend off from podcasting with it being a slow weekend on news/games and or teams on the road.  Plus, with the festivities, its a good opportunity to spend time with our people.  We hope you get to spend time with yours too.  

Go Cards

1 comment:

  1. Happy Oaks Day !! Malathaat will win.

    Nick O.


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