Over the weekend the Louisville softball team hosted the Louisville Tournament. The tournament is a round robin style where the five teams all played each other, plus a couple of extra games. However, due to the cold weather conditions Saturday's games were cancelled. Louisville went 3-0 in their games they did play.
Game One: Louisville 2, Ohio 1 (8 innings) Maryssa Becker pitched the entire game and allowed one unearned run. On the offensive side, the Cards struggled. They struck out 11 times on the game against the Bobcats' number one pitcher Savannah Dorsey (7-2). Ohio scored first in the top of the first inning on a fielding error. In the second inning the Cards matched the score when Alison Sydlowski sacrificed to score Nicole Pufahl. In extra innings Caitlin Ferguson singled to score Lillie Goetz, and get the win.
Game Two: Louisville 7, IUPUI 2 The Cards dominated the whole game. Becker pitched another game and allowed one earned and one unearned run. Although the Jaguars were first to score, a five run inning in the third gave the Cards the lead and they never looked back. Tiarra Sanabria highlighted the offense, going 3-for-3, and was a few inches shy of hitting a home run.
Game Three: Louisville 8, Northern Iowa 5 In their only Sunday game Louisville won an offensive battle against the Panthers. Becker got her third win in as many games on the mound. Louisville capitalized on numerous errors to score seven runs in four innings. However, a pair of errors on their own allowed Northern Iowa to close the gap some when they scored four runs in the fifth inning. Jordan McNary went 3-for-4 and Jamie Soles went 3-for-3 to lead the batting, and Ferguson drove in three RBIs.
Louisville improved to 15-7 after the weekend and Becker improved her record to 11-4. The Cards open up ACC play at Ulmer Stadium against Pittsburgh this coming weekend.