FRIDAYS WITH DARYL
Hello again readers!
Thank you to the gang for covering me last week as the Bats started back up for the 2023 season and I will be working most of the games the team and myself are in town. That time of the year again! It really snuck up on me this time around... my 10th season at Slugger Field. Wowza.
Lets get right into covering the joy and excitement of UofL women's sports.
It's the Softball Cards and they are looking to bounce back after a midweek loss to Indiana as they will participate in the Miami (OH) Invitational... first game set for 5 P.M. first pitch at Ulmer Stadium. There's a couple things I cannot explain here, like why the Cards are playing out of the ACC Conference in this weekend's series. The other thing is why the Cards will be playing in the M i a m i (O H) invitational but playing three of their matchups in Louisville on Friday and Sunday. Maybe it will work out to UofL's advantage getting to play on their home turf but I also think the two and a half hour trip there and also back to Louisville on Saturday is a little weird.
Louisville is 25-13 on the season, 11-4 at home, 5-6 on the road and 3-7 against ranked opponents.The Redhawks are 23-14 on the season and 7-4 at home and currently on a 6 game winning streak with the last 5 being shutouts and 2 of them run rules.
Cardinal Couple wants to give a big shout out and congratulations to Liz Dixon who was signed to training camp contract on Thursday! She will get an opportunity to make the Mercury roster by Opening Day of the 2023 season. She will join Card forever, Kylee Shook in Phoenix, who I'm sure will help make Liz feel welcome!
WNBA Season starts in about a month, on Friday May 19th. make sure you check out the schedule to find some games to watch and attend this summer!
Rumors about Hailey Van Lith to Stanford? Nothing conformed, but there is chatter about HVL going from the Cardinals to the Cardinal.