Cards Defeat Indiana State 71 and Missouri 53 in Cardinal Classic

first_imgThe Tigers threatened in the top of the seventh when Regan Nash walked and moved to second on Kolby Romaine’s single to bring the go-ahead run to the plate with two outs, but Melton fielded a ground ball and stepped on third for the final out of the game. Junior Celene Funke went 3-for-4 with a triple, and RBI and a run and sophomore Kyra Snyder had a hit and two RBIs. Senior Megan Hensley got the win after surrendering one earned run on six hits and striking out six in 4.0 innings. Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby picked up her first career save, holding the Sycamores scoreless on one hit and fanning three in 3.0 innings of relief. The Sycamores (7-4) jumped to an early lead with a run in the first. Back-to-back hits by Leslie Sims and Bailey Martin put two on and Shaye Barton was hit by a pitch with two outs to load the bases for Mallory Marsicek who drew a walk to bring home Sims and give Indiana State a 1-0 lead. Louisville 5 – Missouri 3In game two of the day, Louisville scored two runs in the fourth and three in the sixth to erase a 3-0 deficit and beat the Tigers 5-3. Baleigh Koester (0-1) took the loss, allowing two earned runs on two hits in 0.2 innings. Next Game: INDIANA STATE 3/2/2019 | 10:30 a.m. Louisville 5 – Missouri 3 NOTES: Preview Live Stats Photo Gallery vs. Indiana State Louisville is now 17-3 in home openers. Louisville improves its record against Indiana State to 6-3 Funke now has four triples on the season and six in her career, which is tied for 10th in Louisville’s all-time career triples. Funke’s three hits in the game were a season high and extended her reached-base streak to 13 straight games. Melton’s run in the game increased her career total to 121, she is currently ninth on Louisville’s career list and needs one more to tie Jordan Trimble (2010-13) for ninth. Hensley now has 43 career wins and takes sole possession of seventh place on Louisville’s all-time list. Jessica Rak (2000-03) stands in sixth place with 65 career wins. Matchup History  Print Friendly Version The Cardinals answered with two runs in the fourth. Hensley singled and pinch-runner Wolfe scored on Ferguson’s triple to put Louisville on the scoreboard. Chung walked and was lifted for sophomore Maddy Newman who eventually scored on Roby’s hit to make the score 3-2 Freshman Rebecca Chung hit a two-run homer and Caitlin Ferguson went 2-for-3 with a double, a run and an RBI and freshman Taylor Roby went 2-for-3 with an RBI to help lead the Cardinals at the plate. Sophomore Danielle Watson (4-4) surrendered three runs, two earned, on five hits and struck out five to get the complete game win.center_img Missouri (10-6) took a 3-0 lead in the second. Kim Wert started the inning with a hit and Geana Torres walked. Both runners moved into scoring position on Callie Martin’s sacrifice bunt to set up Hatti Moore’s RBI groundout. Abby George’s RBI hit brought the score to 2-0. An error allowed Bailey to cross the plate. The teams played through three more innings with the score knotted at 1-1 before UofL used three hits, two walks and two errors to put up a six-spot in the sixth inning. Junior Caitlin Ferguson walked and moved to third when Chung reached on an error on a sacrifice bunt. Snyder’s RBI groundout plated Ferguson. Sophomore Jordyn Wolfe, who was pinch running for Chung scored Cassady Greenwood’s pinch hit single. Senior Madison Cousineau reached on an error and senior Sidney Melton walked to load the bases for Funke’s three-run single. Hensley’s RBI hit plated Funke to bring the score to 7-1. Louisville 7 – Indiana State 1In their home opener, the Cardinals scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth to break open a 1-1 tie and beat the Sycamores 7-1. The Cardinals answered in the second when freshman Rebecca Chung led off with a single and scored on Snyder’s base hit. The University of Louisville softball team opened its home slate with a pair of wins, defeating Indiana State 7-1 and Missouri 5-3 in the first two games of the Cardinal Classic Friday at Ulmer Stadium. Louisville (9-6) will continue the tournament on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with a rematch against Indiana State and will wrap up the weekend against IUPUI at approximately 4:30 p.m. “We have good heads up base running,” said UofL head coach Holly Aprile. ” We made a couple of mistakes today, but I think that we’re just going to keep getting better. I talk to them all the time about how we’re going to make mistakes, but it’s how we respond to it. It’s being resilient, it’s being able to make adjustments so that we don’t make them again. I thought we ran the bases really well… It’s about figuring it out, figuring out how we’re going to get a win, and we did that.”  Story Links Louisville 7 – Indiana State 1 Gabbie Schnaiter (3-1) took the loss, giving up three runs, two earned, on four hits with three strikeouts in 5.0 innings. Bailey Martin paced Indiana State offensively with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate. Watch Live Full Schedule Roster ACC Network Extra Louisville used five hits, including Chung’s two run homer to tack on three more runs in the sixth. Ferguson got things started with double and Chung cranked her team-best third home run of the season over the fence in right centerfield to put the Cards on top 4-3. Snyder reached on a fielder’s choice and scored on sophomore Riley Schindler’s single to add an insurance run and give UofL a 5-3 lead. NOTES: • Louisville now lead the series with Missouri 7-5• Chung leads the team with a .417 batting average, three home runs an .875 slugging percentage and a .559 on-base percentage.• Watson leads the team with a 4-4 record and a 2.37 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 44.1 innings. Highlights vs. Indiana State last_img

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