Cantley Tosses Second Consecutive No-Hitter as Leopards Mercy South – Softball

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Louisville 10, Canton South 0, 5 Innings

Sarah Cantley threw her second consecutive no-hitter as the Louisville Leopards Varsity Softball Team run-ruled the visiting Canton South Wildcats 10-0 in 5 Innings. Tuesday Evening at the Diamond of Dreams. With the victory, the #2 ranked Lady Leopards improved to 20-1 on the season and 11-1 in the NBC.

Cantley struck out 10 of the first 11 batters she faced en rout to tying her own 5-inning strikeout record of 14. Cantley’s only blemish came when she hit the second batter of the game on a full count. A ground to Shortstop Teagan Rice in the fourth was the only ball the Wildcats put into play. She threw to first and a clutch stretch by Lauren Bennett recorded the putout. Other than the hit batsman, Cantley never fell behind more than 1-0 and delivered first pitch strikes to 13 of the 16 hitters she faced.

Not to be outdone, the Lady Leopards offense put up 10 runs on the board for the third consecutive game. Kaycee Ollis batted 4-for-4 with 3 doubles, scored 2 runs, and drove in a pair of runs. Ollis hit a walk-off double scoring Kaylee Nolte from third for the clinching run. She also started the scoring by doubling in Sydney McKeever in the first inning. 

Louisville went yard twice during the contest. Sarah Cantley homered in her second straight game against Canton South with a 2-run shot in the opening inning. Later, Teagan Rice opened up the third inning with a solo blast over the right center field fence that literally landed in between her family members. The blast was the second of her Varsity career as she became the ninth different Lady Leopard to hit a home run this season.

Louisville continued to add to their total in the third. Ollis, who doubled again, scored on a passed ball. Then Justina Sirohman singled home courtesy runner Ashley Zifer. McKeever (Sydney not Peyton contrary to fake Twitter news) also walked with the bases loaded scoring Alex Fankhauser from third to make it 7-0.

While Cantley made quick work of Canton South, the Leopards hitters were anything but an easy out. Zifer opened up the bottom of the fifth with a double after a 12-pitch at-bat. Zifer stayed alive with 2 strikes by connecting on 6 foul balls. She would then come home on a 2-pitch at-bat that ended with Ellie Jackson’s RBI double to left. Jackson would advance to third on the throw and score on a passed ball. 

The merry-go-round continued with Nolte singling on a déjà vu hard hit ground ball to right field that was nearly identical to her first career hit at Canton South this past Saturday. McKeever used her famous bunt single to advance Nolte to second. Then Rice sacrificed the runners over for Ollis. The Junior Catcher ripped a line drive that one hopped into the right field fence scoring Nolte for the clinching run and also sealed Cantley’s second straight no-hitter.

Cantley is the second known Lady Leopard to throw back-to-back no-hitters. Kim Squire also threw back-to-back no-nos in 1998. She no-hit the Canton Timken Trojans in a 29-0, 5-inning victory on April 1 and then tossed another no-no in a 3-0 win against the Northwest Indians on April 2. For Cantley, this is her third no-hitter of the season and fourth of her Varsity career both of which are team records.


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UP NEXT: The Louisville Leopards Softball Team will next host the winner of #9 Jackson at #8 Green on Thursday, May 10 at 5:00 PM in the DI Massillon Sectional Finals.

 

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VARSITY SOFTBALL BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 10, WILDCATS 0, 5 INNINGS

Team 123-45–R-H-E

Canton South 000-00–0-0-0

Louisville 304-03–10-15-0

CANTON SOUTH WILDCATS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Williams200002
Catlett100001
Dalton200001
Zwick200002
Devaul200002
Gauze200002
Brown200002
Tidings100001
C Cerette100001
Porter
Totals15000014
Batting

HBP: Catlett 

Totals

Team QAB: 5 (31.25%) 
Dalton, Catlett, Devaul, Gauze, C Cerette 

Team LOB: 1

CANTON SOUTH WILDCATS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
C Cerette0.011.000000000
Devaul2.046.565977022
Zwick2.158.672633310
Totals4.1105.629151010332
Pitching

L: Devaul 
Pitches-Strikes: Zwick 58-39, Devaul 46-26, C Cerette 1-1 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Zwick 2-2, Devaul 3-2, C Cerette 0-0 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Zwick 12-14, Devaul 10-16, C Cerette 1-0 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Sydney McKeever312110
Teagan Rice211101
Kaycee Ollis424200
Sarah Cantley211211
Alex Fankhauser211010
Shae Thomas201000
Lauren Bennett100000
Justina Sirohman201100
Ashley Zifer121000
Ellie Jackson311101
Lexi Zavarelle201000
Kaylee Nolte111000
Riley Bobo
Totals251015833
Batting

2B: Ellie Jackson, Kaycee Ollis 3, Lexi Zavarelle, Ashley Zifer 
HR: Sarah Cantley, Teagan Rice 
TB: Sarah Cantley 4, Alex Fankhauser, Ellie Jackson 2, Sydney McKeever 2, Kaylee Nolte, Kaycee Ollis 7, Teagan Rice 4, Justina Sirohman, Shae Thomas, Lexi Zavarelle 2, Ashley Zifer 2 
RBI: Sarah Cantley 2, Ellie Jackson, Sydney McKeever, Kaycee Ollis 2, Teagan Rice, Justina Sirohman 
SAC: Teagan Rice 2 
SB: Sydney McKeever, Kaycee Ollis 2 
CS: Lexi Zavarelle 

Totals

Team QAB: 17 (56.67%) 
Sarah Cantley 2, Alex Fankhauser, Ellie Jackson, Sydney McKeever, Kaylee Nolte, Kaycee Ollis 4, Teagan Rice 3, Justina Sirohman, Shae Thomas, Lexi Zavarelle, Ashley Zifer 

Team LOB: 5

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Sarah Cantley5.069.7250001400
Totals5.069.7250001400
Pitching

W: Sarah Cantley (16-1)
HBP: Sarah Cantley 
Pitches-Strikes: Sarah Cantley 69-50 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Sarah Cantley 1-0 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Sarah Cantley 14-16 

Records: Louisville 20-1, 11-1

 

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