On Tuesday, the ACC announced all conference teams for Softball which included 3 Cardinals. Sidney Melton & Megan Hensley was named to the first team all conference. Freshman Maddy Newman was named to the All Freshman Team. Congrats to these ladies on excellent season.
The Cards will take on Syracuse at 1pm Wednesday in the ACC Tournament in Atlanta.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Cardinals played the Thundering Herd of Marshall University. This was the final home game of the season. The Cards jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning with a single by senior Jena Jordan. Nicole Pufahl helped lead the charge in the bottom of the 3rd plating 2 runs & scoring on an error. The Cards led 4-0.
Marshall led up the top of the 4th with a solo home run. Sidney Melton scored Allison Szydlowski in the fourth inning. She was able to scored on an error to make it 6-1. The Thundering Herd stormed back in the top of 5th scoring 9 runs leading 10-6 going into the bottom of the 5th.
The Cards made the travel up to Bloomington, Indiana to take on the Hoosiers. Led by strong pitching and strong bats the Cards were victorious. Nicole Pufahl single in the top 3rd let the Cards jump out to 1-0 lead.
The bats were HOT at Ulmer Stadium on Friday afternoon as the Cardinals beat the Virginia Cavaliers 14-7. Junior Meagan Hensley hit 2 home runs & collected 5 RBI’s. Senior Jenna Jordan also went 3-3 from the plate with 2 runs and 2 RBI. Freshman Kyra Snyder picked up her first win of the season.
The Cardinals jumped out to an early lead & never looked back. The win moved the Cardinals into 7th place for the conference with a record of 5-5 in conference. The Cards are 25-12 overall. The series against Virginia continues tomorrow at 3pm. Get out & support your Cards!!
The 2016 Softball season for The University of Louisville came to a conclusion with a 6-4 loss to BYU in the elimination bracket of the Columbia Regional in the NCAA Tournament. In the double elimination regional, The Cards lost their opening game to Nebraska in heartbreaking fashion as Nebraska hit a walk off single giving them the 3-2 victory. This was the third time this season that Louisville played Nebraska and the second time Nebraska won on a walk off. Read the rest of this entry
We have reached that time of year in Louisville where it seems that there is not a lot of University of Louisville athletics to keep us entertained. Basketball season is over and most of the recruiting news pertains to 2017 recruits. To me, the recruiting news is not that exciting because kids have a whole year to change their mind. I get excited when they actually step onto campus. I also don’t get too excited about preseason rankings or mock drafts that are still a year away. Sure they are conversation pieces but I guess its great for radio. The football spring game is over and we won’t see them on the field for five months. Our recent NFL draft success has helped bring more excitement to the program but the draft is now over. Read the rest of this entry
The 25th ranked Louisville Softball team pounded Western Kentucky 12-0 yesterday for their 11th straight victory bringing their overall record to 23-6. The Cards had 2 Grand Slams, by freshman, to account for 8 of their 12 runs. The first grand slam was in the second inning by 5’2″ freshman Lillie Goetz. She also had a grand slam in the Cards last game, a 19-3 victory over N.C. State. In the third inning, Freshman Megan Hensley hit a her 8th home run of the season and first career grand slam, to push the Cards to a 12-0 lead.
Here is your schedule for the Louisville Softball Classic at Ulmer Stadium this weekend.
Friday (3-10) – 4p.m.vs. Illinois State University
Saturday (3-11) – 2:30 p.m. vs. Jacksonville State University
– 4:30 p.m. vs. University of Dayton
Sunday (3-12) – 12p.m. vs. Eastern Kentucky University
Monday (3-13) – 10:00a.m. vs. University of Michigan
– 2:30 vs. University of Dayton
The Lady Cards opened the season with nine straight games away from home, going 6-3. Today they returned home to Ulmer stadium to host the Red & Black Softball Classic. It started with an opening game at 1:00 vs. Cleveland State an a 3:00 vs. Kent State. They play Saturday (2/27) at 1:00 vs. Cleveland State and again at 3:00 vs. North Dakota State. They also have a Sunday (2/28) home game vs. Kent State. On Wednesday (3/2) the Cards head to Nashville to take on Lipscomb University before they open up ACC play vs. Georgia Tech on 3/5 and 3/6 at Ulmer Stadium. Read the rest of this entry
This weekend the softball team travels to Raleigh N.C. to play in the ACC/Big 10 challenge. The weekend schedule looks like this,
Friday – 2 p.m. vs. Wisconsin (4-1)
Saturday – 12p.m.vs. Nebraska (5-0)
2:30 p.m. vs. Wisconsin
Sunday – 10 a.m. vs. Nebraska