Softball's 42 Runs Propel Cards to Series Win Over Virginia
April 11, 2018
April 11, 2018
In a three-game series against conference foe Virginia the Louisville softball team scored 42 runs. The Cards put up double-digit runs in each game.
Game One: Louisville 14, Virginia 7
Louisville capitalized on an 11-run third inning to soar past Virginia. The Cavaliers committed several errors, seven in the generous score book.
Offensively, Louisville recorded 10 hits, led by Jenna Jordan and Megan Hensley who each had three. Hensley also had four rbi's after hitting two home runs while Maddy Newman added three. UofL did not strike out during the game. The Cards stole five bases.
Hensley pitched three full innings before being relieved by Paige Schindler and Kyra Snyder. Snyder (1-0) took the win after silencing the Cavalier's over the final four innings.
Game Two: Louisville 16, Virginia 1 (5 innings)
In Louisville's most lopsided game of the season they spread the wealth with 14 hits and eight walks. The mercy rule was invoked after Virginia failed to bring the score within eight in their fifth inning at bat.
Caitlin Ferguson tied a school record after scoring four times. Nicole Pufahl and Newman each crossed the plate three times. Pufahl registered three hits featuring a home run and two doubles. Hensley also recorded three hits, including a season-high five rbi's.
Hensley (11-5) started in the circle and took the win after giving up zero runs. Snyder came in for the final two innings, surrendering one run, but secured the series win. The duo combined for one run on four hits and two strikeouts.
Game Three: Virginia 17, Louisville 12
This high-scoring affair went in the Cavaliers' favor after the offense sparked in the back half of the game. Danni Ingraham homered twice, including a grand slam, to power the Virginia ofense. Louisville's combined bullpen of Hensley, Schindler, and Snyder could not find a way to stop Virginia's bats.
UofL tallied 15 hits, but struggled leaving runners on base. Six Cardinals had multi-hit games, with Alison Szydlowski having a team-high three hits and a home run. Hensley had four rbi's and Szydlowski added three more.
Snyder (1-1) took the loss, but it was the entire pitching corps who had a difficult time controlling Virginia. They surrendered 14 hits and six walks while allowing nine earned runs. Louisville's errors accounted for the other eight runs.
Caitlin Ferguson's four runs scored in game two tied a school record.
Megan Hensley surpassed 100 career rbi's over the weekend and now sits at 112.
Sidney Melton has 30 career stolen bases and is tied for 10th on the all-time lists at UofL.
Celene Funke's 14 stolen bases this season are two short of moving into the UofL Top-Ten.
Louisville sits at 26-13 overall in 6-6 in the ACC. They hit the road for the next seven games as they travel to Syracuse, Indiana, and Florida State.