FRIDAYS WITH DARYL
Hello readers -- truth is I thought yesterday was Friday and I am ready to catch some games and enjoy a green beer as soon as I get off work today for SURE!!
I guess I am feeling the effects of last weekend's time change & we've got lots of Cardinals coverage to get to so lets jump on into it.
Erin Go Braugh, y'all. Happy St.Patty's Day !
After the Tar Heels took a 5-1 advantage in the second quarter, Perroni and Morris scored 3 to trim the UNC lead to 5-4 with 11 minutes before the halftime break but then UNC outscored the Cards 12-2 in the second half. the Cards did not score at all in the fourth quarter. Louisville lost the draw controls 21-10 in the game, 8-0 in the first quarter.
Head Coach of the LAXCards Scott Teeter said afterwards, " The possessions were probably two-to-one for them on the offensive end. Our defense gets tired. When you give great players the ball all the time, they make plays."
Sometimes, #1 in the nation will beat you. The Cards did "give it a go", though.
UofL is looking to bounce back from a mid-week loss to Charlotte with another ACC series that has been altered due to the weekend forecast in the Ville. The teams will meet in a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. Friday with the series tentatively slated to conclude Saturday at Don Dobina Field at Ulmer Stadium. The schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions.
Louisville leads the series 22-5 dating back to the Big East days. Holly Aprile is also no stranger to the Pitt program, it being her head coaching position prior to coming to Louisville for 10 years. In 2018 she earned ACC Coach of the Year honors after leading the Panthers to the ACC Coastal Division title and a runner-up finish in the ACC tournament.
This year, Pitt is 14-7 on the season and haven't faced an ACC opponent before meeting the Cards. Louisville went 1-2 against the Duke Blue Devils this past weekend. Seven of the Panthers' wins have come by four or more runs, including three wins by eight or more runs. Six of their seven losses have been decided by three or fewer runs.
Sarah Seamans leads the Panthers with a .444 batting average. 15 runs and six home runs. Abby Edwards (4-4) leads in the circle carring a 2.98 ERA with 51 strikeouts in 48.1 innings of wor
Thanks to those who have been contributing to the bracket pool this year and good luck!
The Cardinal Couple NCAA 2023 Pick 'Em is getting a lot of play, but it's not too late to enter. You have to 11:30 Friday morning (Jared wants 10:30 but we won't refuse anything from 10;30 TO 11:30)
Leave your picks in the column section of the article. Make sure and give us a total score. And, most importantly !!! Have fun and enjoy the games!
Winner gets their choice of a $25 Gift Card to Cracker Barrel or Starbucks and runner up gets the other card or a $15 Subway card -- your choice.
Your entry don't cost a dime and you, yes you, could become a winner !!