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Monday, April 15, 2024

Cards Drop Extra Inning Thriller to Georgia Tech 5-3 -- MONDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Louisville Softball fought the good fight in the series finale at Georgia Tech Sunday and went to extra innngs with some dramatics, but tt was the Atlanta squad who got the last blast -- Mallorie Black's  two out, two run home run to deep center in the ninth gave the Tech squad the game winner and the series winner. 

A 5-3 win  for the homestanding squad in a game that was in their favor after six innings...GT was holdng a 3-1 lead over Louisville, but Louisville bombs got them back in it,,,  Vanessa Miller's homer in the sixth got Louisville within one at 3-2 going into the seventh. Riley Frizell sent a boomer that tied it in the seventh, Frizell's tying shot came with two outs in the inning...the Cards very last chance to force any extra play.


GT came right back and nearly won it in the bottom of the seventh when Jin Sileo sent a fly ball to deep left center that bounced off the top of the wall and back into the field to give her a triple, Three more inches would have put the ball out of the stadium and ended the contest, but a lengthy review showed it was just short..  Alyssa Zabala regrouped and got the final two outs of the inning without Sileo scoring, though, to force extra innings continuation.

After an uneverntful eighth for both squads, the Cards had their chance to win the contest in the top of the ninth when Kiley Goff started the inning by getting hit by a pitch. She took second on a ground out and went to third on a GT error, but a fly out ended the top of the ninth with no runs crossing the plate for the Cards. Black's.boomer, a massive, toweing shot to center that left no doubt about whether it was it going to leave or not to end the affair in GT's favor

It was a fun Sunday thriller on the ACCNX and the Cards had their chances to leave Atlanta with the "W" but sometimes the ball doesn't bounce your way....or stop at the the case of Black's blast off Zabala that ended it

Louisville (24-18, 5-10) drops the series two games to one to Georgia Tech and returns back home to Ulmer to try non-conference fare...entertaining EKU on Tuesday. 


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