Louisville Sweeps Weekend Tournament
By Jared Anderson
March 5, 2018
March 5, 2018
Louisville softball hosted the Black and Red Classic this past weekend. They breezed through, winning all of their games by an average of six runs per games.
Game One: Louisville 15, UAB 0 (5 innings)
The Cards scored in all four innings of their at bats. Freshman Riley Schindler hit a home run on her first career at bat, sending it soaring over the left field fence. Louisville had 10 different players record a hit. Jenna Jordan led the way with three rbi's.
Danielle Watson (9-3) pitched five full innings, shutting down the Dragons. The freshman pitcher gave up three hits and three walks while striking out seven.
Game Two: Louisville 4, Maryland 1
Nicole Pufahl went 2-for-3 with an rbi to lead the way on the offensive end. Caitlin Ferguson added a pair of rbi's. The Cards only accumulated six hits but took advantage of their three walks.
Watson (10-3) got the start again and went the full game. She gave up three hits while walking one and striking out eight. Defensively, Louisville struggled, committing four errors, but managed to get out of a few jams.
Game Three: Louisville 6, UAB 2
The rematch with UAB was closer than the original game. UofL pulled off a five-run second inning and never looked back. Seven Cardinals got a hit with Jamie Soles going 2-for-3. UofL utilized three walks and three errors by the Dragons in their rally.
Megan Hensley started on the mound and went six innings. She gave up five hits and two runs while walking none and striking out one. Watson came in to close the game. Hensley (3-1) got the win.
The defensive miscues continued with four errors on the game.
Game Four: Louisville 2, Miami (OH) 0
Miami's two errors came in the two innings Louisville scored. Celene Funke went 2-for-3 at the plate and the top of the lineup found ways to round the bases in a poor offensive outing.
Kyra Snyder started in the circle and went two innings. She struck out three while walking two. Watson came in for three innings and Hensley closed out the game with the final two innings. The trio combined for a two-hitter. Watson (11-3) got the win.
Game Five: Louisville 6, Eastern Illinois 0
To close out the weekend Louisville recorded their third shut out in four days. The bats were cold and Louisville got five hits. They capitalized on four walks and an EIU error to help post a five-run first inning. Funke scored twice and five of the six runs scored came from the top of the lineup.
Hensley threw five full innings. She surrendered five hits and two walks while striking out a trio of batters. Watson closed out the final two innings, but Hensley (4-1) took the win.
Louisville improves to 15-4 on the season and hosts the Louisville Classic this coming weekend where they hope to add five more wins to the record.