Dead season still offers news here and there for us to report on and Louisville softball provided some for us recently.
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge returns and will be held in the middle of February, which is early softball season. The Cards will held down to Georgia Tech where they will face Illinois and Wisconsin twice each. Georgia Tech will also face the Illini and Badgers twice each, totaling eight games over three days.
Louisville last competed in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in 2020 against Wisconsin and Michigan. The Cards went 1-3 in the event that year.
The Cards also announced the addition of a new player this week. Paige Geraghty comes to Louisville after two seasons at Auburn.
The outfielder will help replace the loss in starting left fielder and All-American Carmyn Greenwood and the departure of speedy pinch runner Sydney Bickel.
Geraghty played in 70 games over the last two seasons at Auburn and appeared in two NCAA Regionals. Last season, she scored 15 runs, recorded three stolen bases, and had a 1.000 fielding percentage to help power the Tigers to a 40-17 record.
The rising junior was ranked #21 in her graduating class coming out of high school by Extra Inning Softball.
Happy Thursday and Go Cards!