Baseball Falls in Highest Scoring Game in Field of Dreams History

Lake 15, Louisville 14

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Baseball fell in a 15-14 slugfest to the visiting Lake Blue Streaks Louisville Leopards Baseball 2016 Shirt Beatty's SportsMonday Evening. The 29 runs ties a ballpark recorded for LHS’s Field of Dreams. With the loss, Louisville drops to 7-11.

Isaac Mathie batted 2-for-4 with 4 RBIs to lead the Leopards. Other leaders for Louisville included Trevor Burk who went 2-for-3 with a double, 2 RBIs, & 2 runs scored and Stephen Kerzan who was 2-for-3 with a triple, double, an RBI, and 3 runs scored.

Kerzan nearly hit a walk-off 3-run home in the bottom of the seventh inning, but his shot was caught at the warning track. The sac fly brought home Reis Rankin from third to cut the Blue Streaks lead to 15-14. The run was also the 29th of the contest, which tied a ballpark record for combined runs scored at the Field of Dreams. The other 29-run game came when the Leopards run-ruled the visiting Minerva Lions 24-5 (5 Innings) in the DII Sectional Finals on May 9, 2002.

The next two batters following Kerzan drew walks to load the bases for Louisville. Tyler Adams swung and miss at the first two pitches of his at-bat before showing a resilient amount of patience in watching 4 straight balls. However, the Leopards would leave the bases juiced as a groundout ended the high-scoring affair.

Cam White also batted 2-for-5 with an RBI and Jake Adams also drove in a run for the Louisville.

The Blue Streaks were led by Radtka who batted 2-for-2 with 4 RBIs and Knoch also batted 2-for-4 with Order Leopard Nation Highlight Video3 RBIs. Cistone and Lane also drove in 2 runs a piece. In addition to the number of runs scored, Cistone also made Field of Dreams history. In the top of the fourth inning, he hit the first known ground rule double in the ballpark’s history.

The combined 29 runs is the most in a Leopards Baseball game since they won 23-6 at Marlington on April 6, 2010. It is tied for the highest scoring Louisville home game in the past 40 seasons in records dating back to 1977.

With the loss, the Leopards have dropped 4 of their past 5 meetings against the Blue Streaks. They are now 3-7 in non-conference play this year.

UP NEXT: The Leopards Varsity will next travel to Carrollton to take on the Warriors on Tuesday, April 26 at 5:00 PM. JV & Freshman will host Carrollton at the same time.

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VARSITY BOX SCORE

BLUE STREAKS 15, LEOPARDS 14

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Lake 225-500-1–15-12-6

Louisville 014-512-1–14-11-2

LAKE BLUE STREAKS VARSITY BATTING

Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Sturmi 5 1 1 0 0 1
Brown 2 4 2 1 1 0
Mason 3 1 2 0 1 0
Baker 4 1 1 1 0 0
Cistone 4 2 1 2 1 1
Vickers 2 2 0 1 3 1
Perrin 0 1 0 0 0 0
Lane 2 2 1 2 1 0
Knoch 4 0 2 3 0 0
Perrin 0 1 0 0 0 0
Radtka 2 0 2 4 0 0
Norman 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kilgore
Champagne
McBride
Miller
Totals 28 15 12 14 8 3
Batting

2B: Baker, Lane, Cistone
TB: Sturmi, Brown 2, Mason 2, Baker 2, Lane 2, Knoch 2, Radtka 2, Cistone 2
RBI: Brown, Baker, Vickers, Lane 2, Knoch 3, Radtka 4, Cistone 2
SAC: Mason
SF: Lane, Radtka
HBP: Brown 2, Baker
GIDP: Baker
SB: Brown
PIK: Radtka

Totals

Team QAB: 28 (66.67%)
Sturmi 4, Brown 3, Mason 5, Baker, Vickers 3, Lane 3, Knoch 3, Radtka 3, Cistone 2, Norman

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: Brown, Baker, Vickers 2, Champagne, Norman

LAKE BLUE STREAKS VARSITY PITCHING

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Kilgore 3.1 61 .525 5 9 2 1 1 0
Miller 1.2 23 .652 3 2 2 1 1 0
McBride 1.0 21 .714 2 2 0 3 0 0
Champagne 1.0 28 .571 1 1 1 0 3 0
Totals 7.0 133 .586 11 14 4 5 5 0
Pitching

W: Kilgore
HBP: Kilgore 2
Pitches-Strikes: Kilgore 61-32, Champagne 28-16, McBride 21-15, Miller 23-15
Groundouts-Flyouts: Kilgore 2-6, Champagne 1-2, McBride 0-0, Miller 0-3
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Kilgore 10-21, Champagne 5-7, McBride 3-6, Miller6-9

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY BATTING

Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Reis Rankin 4 2 0 0 1 0
Trevor Burk 3 2 2 2 0 0
Brody Hahn 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jake Adams 3 1 1 1 1 0
Stephen Kerzan 3 3 2 1 1 1
Tyler Adams 3 2 1 0 1 1
Isaac Mathie 4 0 2 4 1 1
Cam White 5 0 2 1 0 0
Nick Harsh 0 1 0 0 0 0
Brock Haren 4 1 0 0 0 0
Dalton Deckerd 3 2 1 0 0 2
Nathan Mongiardo
Carson Davis
Cameron Prasco
Totals 33 14 11 9 5 5
Batting

2B: Stephen Kerzan, Trevor Burk
3B: Stephen Kerzan
TB: Tyler Adams, Jake Adams, Stephen Kerzan 5, Cam White 2, Dalton Deckerd, Isaac Mathie 2, Trevor Burk 3
RBI: Jake Adams, Stephen Kerzan, Cam White, Isaac Mathie 4, Trevor Burk 2
SF: Jake Adams, Stephen Kerzan, Trevor Burk
ROE: Tyler Adams, Reis Rankin, Brock Haren 2
FC: Brock Haren, Cam White
HBP: Tyler Adams, Dalton Deckerd
SB: Tyler Adams, Nick Harsh, Brock Haren, Dalton Deckerd

Totals

Team QAB: 23 (53.49%)
Tyler Adams 3, Reis Rankin 2, Brody Hahn, Jake Adams 3, Stephen Kerzan 5, Cam White 3, Isaac Mathie 3, Trevor Burk 3

Team LOB: 8

Fielding

E: Jake Adams, Isaac Mathie
DP: Stephen Kerzan, Isaac Mathie, Cameron Prasco

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY PITCHING

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Cameron Prasco 2.0 49 .510 4 6 6 1 3 0
Carson Davis 1.2 49 .531 3 6 6 1 3 0
Nathan Mongiardo 3.1 72 .514 5 3 3 1 2 0
Totals 7.0 170 .518 12 15 15 3 8 0
Pitching

L: Cameron Prasco (1-2)
HBP: Nathan Mongiardo, Carson Davis 2
Pitches-Strikes: Nathan Mongiardo 72-37, Carson Davis 49-26, Cameron Prasco 49-25
Groundouts-Flyouts: Nathan Mongiardo 4-5, Carson Davis 1-2, Cameron Prasco 2-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Nathan Mongiardo 6-18, Carson Davis 5-12, Cameron Prasco 7-12

Records: Louisville 7-11

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