This Weekend was a busy weekend for the Louisville Softball team. They hosted their annual Black & Red Classic. They hosted Maryland, UAB, Miami Ohio, & Eastern Illinois. These team continued this hot streak sweeping all their competition. Here is an individual break down of each of the games from this past weekend.
Game #1: vs Maryland: The Cards came into winners of 4 straight. Senior Nicole Pufahl went 2-3 with an RBI. She continued her rampage of hitting. Freshman Danielle Watson picked up her 10th win in pitching a complete game striking out a career high eight. Maryland couldn’t find an answer to Watson’s pitching.
Cards: 4 Maryland: 1
This weekend was a busy weekend for the Cardinals in Orlando, Florida competing in the D9 Citrus Classic. Here is how they fared over the weekend.
Game 1 vs Lehigh:
The offense exploded on the scene for the Cardinals as they won 14-1. Sophomore Caitlin Ferguson went 3-3 with 3 RBIs. Megan Hensley started for the Cards and pitched a solid three innings. Freshman Danielle Watson came in for relief of Hensley and pitched the remaining of the game to pick up the win. This was her 5th win on the season.
Cards: 14 Lehigh: 1
This was a busy weekend for the softball team in Raleigh, North Carolina. They competed in the ACC / Big Ten challenge against Northwestern & Ohio State. Here is how they did.
Northwestern Game 1:
This game was a crazy back and forth game. The Cards were down 6-2 with when the comeback led by seniors Jena Jordan & Jamie Soles. Morgan Hensley pitched very well as well. She pitched 7 innings only allowing 3 runs. Caitlin Ferguson was 3-5 at the plate with 2 RBI’s. Jena Jordan hit a three run home run in the top of the 7th to tie the score.
Cards: 7 Northwestern: 6
Northwestern Game 2:
In this game the offense didn’t along until the bottom of the forth. The Cards started with a lead off single by junior Madison Cousineau. Jamie Soles hit a single to score Maddy Newman replaced Madison as a pinch runner. Freshman Danielle Watson pitched a complete game only allowing two runs on three hits gaining her fourth win of the season. Coach Pearsall was very pleased how the team preformed in both games.
Cards: 3 Northwestern: 2
Ohio State Game 1:
This game was very hard defeat for the cards in extra innings. Sophomore Caitlin Ferguson went 3-4 with 2 runs and an RBI. Junior Megan Hensley hit a two run home as well. Danielle Watson pitched 1.2 innings allowing three runs while only striking out one picking up her first loss of the season.
Cards: 5 Buckeyes: 6
Ohio State Game 2:
The offense only produced three hits in a 4-0 defeat against the Buckeyes. Freshman Danielle Watson pitched four innings giving up one run on three hits while picking up her second loss of the game. The Cards had opportunities to gets runs on the board but just pushed them across. Coach Pearsall loved the effort in the first match up with the Buckeyes on Saturday but wasn’t happy with Sunday’s Performance.
Cards: 0 Buckeyes: 4
Up Next For The Cards: Cards travel back to Orlando for D-9 Citrus Classic.
Game #1 vs North Florida:
North Florida Ospreys took an early 3-0 lead. Then, Louisville & Senior Nicole Pufhal bats started getting going. Nicole lead the team with 3-3 day with a home run & 2 RBI’s. Also senior Jennifer Soles drove in the go ahead run in top of the 7th to help lead the Cards to victory. Freshman Danielle Watson picked up her second victory in a cardinal uniform. She pitched 5 innings only giving up 1 run and striking out 4 batters. Coach Pearsall loved the team’s enthusiasm to be able to fight back and win.
Cards: 5 North Florida: 4
Game #2 vs North Carolina:
This was an early season test against ACC preseason Coastal Favorite North Carolina. The Cards were led by Allison Szydlowski & Caitlin Ferguson with two hits apiece. The Cards couldn’t capitalize with runners in scoring position. Junior Megan Hensley got her first loss of the season only allowing 2 runs in 4 and a third innings.
Cards: 0 North Carolina: 2
Game #1 vs Illinois:
The Cards had an offensive explosion at the plate in their final game of the Jaclyn Invitational in Orlando, Florida. True Freshman Kyra Snyder led the cards going 4-5 from the plate. She had a double with 3 RBI’s. Danielle Watson picked up her her third win of the season. Coah Pearsall & coaching staff learned a lot about their team over this weekend tournament
Cards: 9 Illini: 7
Next up: ACC/Big 10 Challenge in Raleigh NC vs Northwestern & Ohio State
University of Louisville Softball started the season with a Friday sweep as they took down Butler University & University of Central Florida. Junior Blaire Bass helped lead the Cards in each of the victories. She went a combine 4-5 in the two games. Junior Megan Hensley & True Freshman Danielle Watson both picked up their first victories. Coach Sandy Pearsall was very happy with the team performance but said the team seemed a little tired at the end of the second game with playing back to back. The Cards take the field again tomorrow in Orlando part of the UCF Friends of Jacklyn Invitational. They will play North Florida at 11am & then ACC foe North Carolina at 4p.
Yesterday, Louisville Softball had 10 players named to All-American Scholar Athlete honors. These players had a GPA that was over a 3.5. The team as a whole was honored as one of the top academic softball teams in the nation.
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
As announced on the NCAA selection show last night on ESPNU, The Louisville Cardinals Softball team has earned an at large bid and will be playing in the Columbia Regional along with the overall 15 seed Missouri, BYU and Nebraska. The Cards first game will be played on Thursday, May 19th at 5:30. It will be broadcast on ESPN2. The ladies will face Nebraska in their opening game of the double elimination regional. Here is the regional schedule…..
Here is the itinerary for this Saturday highlighted by the Wendy’s Wonderful Spring Game at 1pm.
As you can see, the day can be full of Cardinal Athletics if you wish to partake. Start off your day with the Cardinal Sports Zone show, with your host Steve Rummage, on ESPN 93.9 FM The Ville at 10am. The Red Rage tailgate will kick off the day at 8am so stay tuned for more details. It is supposed to be sunny with a high of 77° on Saturday so it should be an awesome day.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh CardNation, Don’t you Dare be sour, CLAP your hands for the podcast champ and feeeeeeeeeeeeel the POWERRRRRRRRRRRR! Sorry. If you don’t watch wrestling then you probably didn’t get that. My bad. But as you can tell I am super pumped to bring back the award-winning (I printed it out) longest running episodic post on CardinalSportsZone.com…..55. It is kind of a throwback Thursday edition of 55. Without further adieu here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..
Quarter 1: What’s been up?
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.
One staple of my podcast, Live With 55, is a segment I call This Week In Cardinal Athletics or TWICA for short. Since LW55 will not air this week due to the Men’s Basketball game at Pitt, I felt compelled to let you know what we have in store for you this week. The fine people at the University of Louisville helped me out today by putting the games into graphics that are awesome. So whenever you need to look at the schedule bookmark this for the week! Without further adieu, Here is This Week In Cardinal Athletics, or TWICA!
(Spoiler-You won’t hear the music playing but I hear it)
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Tuesday February 23rd
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This week on 55…..
We close in on the season finale of 55. We talk about Elite 8’s, departures and Villains. The men’s Tennis team jumps into the top 25. JamFest and McDonald’s All-American games are this week. What will I do this summer? Find out today! Steve needed a hug on the Podcast today and me and Justin tried our best to console him. Rebuild or Reload? Hmm. All of this and more……….
Without further adieu, here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..
The 2014 Louisville Softball team has surely seen its share of ups and downs. Here are the season results: started 5-6, won 7 in a row, lost 4 of 6, won 3 in a row, lost 4, won 8, lost 3, won 3, lost 2 then won 5 in a row to claim the AAC Tournament championship. I’m tired from just looking at the results. They compiled an 0-6 record vs the current top 25 as well. This team had 13 losses last year and 5 the year before, already surpassing the total of both years combined this year with a record of 36-20. I know it sounds like I am piling on but one thing I do know after watching several of the games in person (all of which they won) is that this team has firepower and heart. I know what you are saying….oh no…not heart, that’s what they say when a team isn’t good. Not in this case. On Friday as the unranked Cards take on the #23 LSU Tigers, the Cards will match up really well with the Tigers club. The Tigers are 35-22 on the year with a 4-3 loss in their conference tournament against #14 Kentucky.
After a long hiatus I am back to bring you the week n review. Thanks for all that helped by praying for my family in a time of need. With that being said here is you Cardinal week in review from 4/28 through 5/6
University of Louisville freshman Robert Geibel of the men’s golf team finished in a tie for fourth place at American Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championship on Tuesday in Palm Harbor. Louisville finished in a tie for 5th for the team title finishing 12 shots off of the lead. This finish has landed them a spot in the NCAA tournament for just the 7th time in team history in team competition. They will be the 9th seed in the Auburn regional which runs from May 15th-17th at the Auburn University club. This is the first team appearance for the team since 2009.
This week…..on 55…..
We talk Season Finale. Great season by Shoni as the Women’s Basketball run came to an end. Another era ended. We asked you what your Top 25 moments were of this season and you tweeted them to us. In a 2 week time frame that has felt like the worst time frame in our lives, was there a bright spot? Were there 2? Were there 3? (Shoni may agree) The Year Of The Cardinal may have some to an end but it’s not the end. It also wasn’t the only streak that ended this weekend. So here we go, here are the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is the season finale of……55.
Here we go……….
1) On Tuesday night, the amazing career of Shoni Schimmel and the unforgettable season of the University of Louisville Women’s basketball team came to an end when they lost to Maryland 76-73 at home in the KFC YUM! Center. Shoni scored 31 points and added 5 steals and 4 assists while playing the entire 40 minutes. After a slow start to the 2nd half, Shoni erupted with back to back 3’s in the final 30 seconds and had a chance to tie it with one of the best drawn up and executed plays I have seen in my life. It didn’t go in. Asia Taylor added 12 points, 6 assists and 8 rebounds. Antonita Slaughter scored 16. Thank you Seniors for the great ride and thank you Shoni as I am sure that your jersey will hang from the rafters one day, and this next picture that I’ve used several times this season will forever remind CardNation of what you are all about.
3) If only there was something Shoni could do within those next few days to lift her spirits and the spirits of CardNation…..
4) Oh Yeah
6) Shoni beat all of the ladies to win the women’s title, then beat men’s winner Brady Heslip to win the overall championship. Great day had by all…well except Oddysey
8) As @Slaughter_4 said……You mad?
10) Moving forward
11) On Thursday I asked you guys to send me your 2013-14 moment of the year so I could include them in this season finale. I got a lot of responses and I can’t include the duplicates but here are your top moments of the year.