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Friday, April 29, 2022

Softball closes home schedule vs Virginia; FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE



Shout out to the weekend and the Cardinal Couple gang for stepping in for me these past few weeks.   Baseball and Summer Camp season got me like D:   *a little lotta bit* stressed making sure things runs smoothly around Louisville.  

But I do have a lot to look forward to and sometimes spontaneous decisions make the best ones.  

Funny story,  decided on some Happy Hour sushi on Bardstown Rd this past weekend and who do I cross paths with at the entrance?!  None other than Cardinal forever, Jazmine Jones!  The best part was she recognized me as well and gave me a hug in front of my friends.  What a gem!  I love seeing Cards come home and enjoy the town.  I told her that we would have to get up to Indy to see her play again, and she said 'Please do!' 

I've been on a mission to up my boyfriend's WNBA jersey collection in recent years.  He prefers to wear jerseys to festivals and when he plays shows (he plays the drums in a local band) So I think a trip to Indy is in the works for mid-summer.  The Chicago Sky plays at the Fever June 19th and July 7th.  

Look at these stars!!  I've got my eye on that Kianna Smith LA Sparks jersey too.  Y'all know I'm a sucker for purple and gold! 


Louisville vs Virginia

Friday 6 p.m. 
Ulmer Stadium or ACCNX

Series History: Louisville leads 15-3
Last Meeting: Feb. 20-21, 2021 - Louisville defeated Virginia 5-4 in Durham, N.C. and 4-0 in Raleigh, N.C. during the ACC Pod Weekend.

The Cardinals bring a 24-20 overall record after falling in all three games at No. 3/3 Virginia Tech last weekend.  Louisville also carries an 8-10 mark in ACC play and is currently eighth in league standings. Louisville is tied for the ACC lead and stands 11th in the nation with 22 double plays turned.

Virginia is 26-21, 12-9 (.571) in the conference coming off a sweep of Pittsburgh (last in the ACC 2-17) as well as 3 top-ranked series in a row. Virginia is second in the ACC in fielding percentage (.976) and 14th nationally.  Leah Boggs leads the team with a .292 batting average and Tori Gilbert has belted out a team-best 11 home runs. Sarah Coon and Katie Goldberg have produced 28 RBIs apiece.  Mikayla Houge (9-4) has carried the bulk of the pitching duties and holds a 3.22 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 87.0 innings. Aly Rayle leads the team with 55Ks in 67.1 innings of work. Madison Harris’s six saves is top in the ACC this season and ranks second nationally.


The announcement came down yesterday about Louisville's head SID announcing a retirement date. No big dissertation or commentary on that. He did his job for 40+ years in athletics, is well respected by his peers and fellow SID's and I hope he enjoys his retirement. 

Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast -- We are on schedule for an 11 a.m. start time Saturday.  Case will be covering the Saturday A.M. write-up duties but wont be home to jump on air but the four of us should be on to talk some Cardinal coverage. 

Paulie was kind of worried I wouldn't have anything to talk about here this morning so maybe I'll end by quizzing our readers on what they think Jaz Jones ordered at the hibachi grill on Saturday's show. LOL

As Always, Go Cards


  1. Klein did a good job and the sign of that was because you never noticed him. I know he didn't attend a lot of women's events but he seemed to have good sports SID's in place for them, another sign of competent directorship -- delegation.

    Nick O

  2. I do hope Jaz and Emily make the Fever roster.

    Softball can hopefully sweep in the series over Cavaliers. I hope hot and cold Roby is on her game and they brought their hitting skills with them against those Charlottesville invaders. Saw it was pups at the diamond and bandana night. 6 pm first pitch.

    Since I am home this weekend, I may try to get over to the ballpark for one or two.

    Curtis "traveling man" Franklin

  3. Nice win last night by Softball. Smith has really been a great addition for the Cards, thought I heard she'll be back next year, too.

    Nick O


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