ROBY TOSSES FIVE-HITTER IN LOUISVILLE WIN
Louisville Softball improved to 21-16 on the season and Taylor Roby pitched a complete game, five hit effort as the Cards downed North Carolina 5-2 at Ulmer Stadium Sunday afternoon.
This one started out as a scoreless affair until the Cards came to bat in the bottom of the third inning. And, it was "small ball" that got the Cards on the scoreboard. Jenna Servi opened the inning with a single and Carmyn Greenwood moved her to second and reached safely with a bunt. Kendall Smith sent Servi to home plate and another bunt single by Korbe Otis got Greenwood to the plate to give the Cards a 2-0 lead.
Roby was continuing to cruise along in the circle and the Cards added a third run when Dylann Cravens reached on a single and came home on a Greenwood triple (her sixth of the season) to make it 3-0 Cards.
Roby went through the fifth inning keeping the Tar Heels scoreless and hitless and her teammates boosted the lead to 5-0 in the home half of the fifth. Smith and Otis produced back-to-back doubles and Smith scored on Otis's blast. Cravens got Otis to the plate with two outs with a single to make it 5-0 UofL.
The Tar Heels finally got a couple of hits and runs in the top of the sixth but Roby allowed no more and improved her record to 11-5.
The Cards are currently eighth in the ACC standings and return to action Tuesday when UK comes in for the rescheduled game after the rainout last week. A 6 p.m. start for Cats and Cards.
(Photos by Jared Anderson)
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