Baseball Squeezes Out Win Against Carrollton 3-2

Louisville 3, Carrollton 2

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Baseball Team edged the visiting Carrollton Warriors 3-2 Friday Evening
Beatty's Sports Hat Louisville Leopards L Letterat the Field of Dreams. With the victory, Louisville improves to 9-11 overall and 6-4 in the NBC.

Starter Paul Howard (2-2) pitched a complete game, gave up 2 runs on just 4 hits, and struck out 5 to lead the Leopards. Howard surrendered both runs in the opening inning in which he gave up 3 hits. He allowed just 1 hit the rest of the way and pitched four 1-2-3 innings. At one point in the contest he sat down 11 straight Warriors batters.

Nick Harsh went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Louisville. In the third inning he singled home Dalton Deckerd to chop the Carrollton lead in half 2-1..

Later on, Deckerd would lead off the Leopards fifth inning by reaching base via error. Brock Haren in an attempt to sacrifice Haren to second, would also get on via an overthrow. This setup runners on second and third with no outs.

Reis Rankin laid down a bunt to squeeze the sprinting Deckerd home on the next pitch. Harsh would do the same on the pitch after that to score Haren giving Louisville a 3-2 lead.

The Warriors would threaten in the seventh inning with runners on first & second and only 1 out. Order Leopard Nation Highlight VideoHowever, in another two pitch sequence the threat was vanquished. At catcher, Deckerd rocketed a throw to Shortstop Stephen Kerzan who applied the tag to pick off the runner at second base. The next pitch was a drive to right field that a sprinting Rankin gloved to end the game.

In a losing effort, Carrollton pitcher Michael Howell pitched a complete game, gave up just 1 earned run on 5 hits, and struck out 3. Bryce Ferrell also cracked the 2-run single scoring Kory host & Brock Albaugh in the opening frame for the Warriors.

Louisville has now downed Carrollton in 5 straight meetings. They have also defeated the Warriors at home every year since 2008.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to Jackson to take on the Polar Bears on Monday, May 2. JV will play at 5:00 PM and Varsity will play at 7:00 PM. Freshman’s next game is at Green on Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 PM.

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VARSITY BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 3, WARRIORS 2

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Louisville 200-000-0–2-4-4

Carrollton 001-020-X–3-5-2

CARROLLTON WARRIORS VARSITY BATTING

Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Kory Host 3 1 1 0 0 1
Brock Albaugh 3 1 1 0 0 0
Ben Pasiuk 3 0 1 0 0 0
Cole Russell 3 0 0 0 0 2
Bryce Ferrell 3 0 1 1 0 1
Brian Riggs 2 0 0 0 1 0
Luke Krantz 2 0 0 0 1 0
Jacob Grubbs 3 0 0 0 0 0
Michael Howell 2 0 0 0 0 1
Chayse Marmo
Totals 24 2 4 1 2 5
Batting

TB: Ben Pasiuk, Brock Albaugh, Bryce Ferrell, Kory Host
RBI: Bryce Ferrell
ROE: Kory Host
PIK: Austin Lewis

Totals

Team QAB: 14 (53.85%)
Brian Riggs 3, Ben Pasiuk, Brock Albaugh, Luke Krantz 2, Cole Russell 2, Bryce Ferrell2, Kory Host 2, Jacob Grubbs

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: Ben Pasiuk 2, Michael Howell 2
DP: Ben Pasiuk, Brock Albaugh, Bryce Ferrell

CARROLLTON WARRIORS VARSITY PITCHING

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Michael Howell 6.0 73 .671 5 3 1 3 1 0
Totals 6.0 73 .671 5 3 1 3 1 0
Pitching

L: Michael Howell
Pitches-Strikes: Michael Howell 73-49
Groundouts-Flyouts: Michael Howell 9-3
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Michael Howell 12-25

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY BATTING

Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Reis Rankin 1 0 0 1 1 1
Nick Harsh 2 0 2 1 0 0
Tyler Adams 3 0 1 0 0 0
Stephen Kerzan 3 0 0 0 0 1
Isaac Mathie 3 0 0 0 0 0
Cam White 3 0 1 0 0 0
Brody Hahn 3 0 0 0 0 1
Dalton Deckerd 2 2 1 0 0 0
Brock Haren 1 1 0 0 0 0
Paul Howard
Totals 21 3 5 2 1 3
Batting

TB: Tyler Adams, Nick Harsh 2, Cam White, Dalton Deckerd
RBI: Reis Rankin, Nick Harsh
SAC: Reis Rankin, Nick Harsh, Brock Haren
ROE: Tyler Adams, Brock Haren, Dalton Deckerd, Isaac Mathie
GIDP: Stephen Kerzan
SB: Tyler Adams
CS: Isaac Mathie, Trevor Burk

Totals

Team QAB: 12 (48.00%)
Tyler Adams, Reis Rankin 2, Nick Harsh 3, Stephen Kerzan, Brock Haren, Cam White, Dalton Deckerd 2, Isaac Mathie

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: Nick Harsh, Dalton Deckerd
DP: Tyler Adams, Brody Hahn, Brock Haren

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY PITCHING

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Paul Howard 7.0 101 .634 4 2 0 5 2 0
Totals 7.0 101 .634 4 2 0 5 2 0
Pitching

W: Paul Howard (2-2)
Pitches-Strikes: Paul Howard 101-64
Groundouts-Flyouts: Paul Howard 9-5
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Paul Howard 14-26

Records: Louisville 9-11, 6-4; Carrollton 11-8, 4-6

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