Louisville Shoots Self in Foot in Loss Against Kentucky
By Jared Anderson April 12, 2017
Photo by Ian Wolfe
Four errors and poor pitching doom Cards
Kentucky's softball team disposed of Louisville 10-1 in six innings in a lopsided match-up between in-State rivals. The #20 Wildcats used nine hits and four U of L defensive errors to hit the mercy rule mark before a full seven inning game.
Megan Hensley got the start, but was pulled from the mound after a pair of innings and allowing a couple runs. Marissa Becker had worse luck, with the Wildcats scoring four in the third inning. Hensley was back in before the conclusion of the game.
Trailing 6-0 in the fifth inning the Cards finally got on the board. Jenna Jordan singled to center field, which scored Celene Funke. Jordan advanced to second on the play, but would be stranded there. Louisville would not score again.
UK would go on to score four runs inte sicth, including a three double, to get the mercy rule into effect.
Louisville managed four hits on the day, but had just as many errors in the field. At the plate they also struck out six times.
Coach Pearsall displayed signs of frustration with her team during the post-game conference. She was unhappy with all aspects of the game: batting, defense, and pitching.
The loss puts Louisville at 22-13 while Kentucky improves to 25-11.
The Card travel to Virginia Tech for the weeekend before returning home for five straight home games, three featuring #1 Florida State.