Clock Strikes “MidKnight” On Baseball’s Winning Streak

Reis Rankin Louisville Leopards Baseball Vs. St. Thomas Aquinas Knights

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Baseball team was swept by the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights in a double header at LHS Saturday. Louisville dropped game one 9-4 and also game two 5-2. The losses snapped the Leopards 9-game winning streak as they fall to 10-7 on the year.

Game 1: St. Thomas Aquinas 9, Louisville 4

The Knights pulled out to a 9-0 advantage through 5 1/2 innings keyed by a 6-run fourth inning. The Leopards never gave up as they produced four runs in the bottom of the sixth to cut the deficit to 9-4.

Stephen Kerzan doubled home Joe Crank to break the goose egg for Louisville.  Kerzan reached third Beatty's Sports Louisville Leopards Baseball Shirt 2015base via a passed ball and then came home when Jake Adams reached base on error. Adam Nyland followed by cracking his second hit of the game with a double down the left field line. This left runners on second and third with still nobody out.

Dalton Deckerd was up next and cracked a sacrifice fly to centerfield which drove in Adams. Two batters later, Reis Rankin’s infield single scored Nyland to make the score 9-4.

That was as close as the Leopards would get as they could not overcome the Knights 9 runs on 11 hits. Seven different St. Thomas batters drove in runs during the game. Lead-off hitter Danny DiGiambattista finished 2-for-4 at the plate with 3 runs scored and Rob Kostiuk went 2-for-5 with a double & scored 2 runs to lead the Knights. Evan Vernier also had a multi-hit game.

On the hill, DiGiambattista earned the win for Aquinas by pitching the first 6 innings, giving up just 2 earned runs on 5 hits, and striking out 4. The victory was the Knights first over the Leopards since 1996. LHS had previously won the last 7 battles for Louisville, but this was the first meeting between the two squads since 2001.

Game 2: St. Thomas Aquinas 5, Louisville 2

In game two, the Leopards fell behind 2-0 before knotting the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth. This rally was short-lived though, as St. Thomas scored 3 runs in the top of the sixth to take a 5-2 lead and eventually the game.

Louisville managed just 5 hits during the game. Their only runs came via Adam Nyland scoring on a wild pitch and Reis Rankin’s RBI single bringing home Paul Howard from third.

Aquinas was again led by the bat of Danny DiGiambattista who went 3-for-4 at the plate, scored 2 runs, and drove in another run. Michael Greene & Evan Vernier also tallied 2 hits a piece for the Knights. Aaron Hoffman earned the win on the rubber for St. Thomas by pitching the first five frames, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, and striking out 3. Daniel Piero also worked 2 scoreless innings in relief to earn the save.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to Lake to take on the Blue Streaks on Monday, April 27 at 5:00 PM. JV & Freshman will host Lake at the same time.

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VARSITY BOX SCORE GAME 1

KNIGHTS 9, LEOPARDS 4

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

St. Thomas 100-602-0–9-11-2

Louisville 000-004-0–4-6-2

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS VARSITY BATTING GAME 1
BattingABRHRBIBBK
Danny DiGiambattista432110
Rob Kostiuk522101
Daniel Piero410100
Aaron Hoffman301110
Michael Greene201101
Jarrod Schopp211110
Evan Vernier412000
Zach Courter311000
Michael Silagy401100
Totals31911732
Batting

2B: Rob Kostiuk
TB: Michael Greene, Evan Vernier 2, Michael Silagy, Rob Kostiuk 3, Danny DiGiambattista 2, Aaron Hoffman, Zach Courter, Jarrod Schopp
RBI: Michael Greene, Michael Silagy, Rob Kostiuk, Danny DiGiambattista, Daniel Piero, Aaron Hoffman, Jarrod Schopp
SAC: Zach Courter
SF: Jarrod Schopp
ROE: Rob Kostiuk, Daniel Piero
FC: Evan Vernier, Rob Kostiuk, Danny DiGiambattista, Daniel Piero
HBP: Michael Greene 2
SB: Danny DiGiambattista, Daniel Piero 2

Totals

Team QAB: 15 (39.47%)
Michael Greene, Michael Silagy, Rob Kostiuk 2, Danny DiGiambattista 3, Daniel Piero, Aaron Hoffman 3, Zach Courter 2, Jarrod Schopp 2

Team LOB: 8

Fielding

E: Daniel Piero, Zach Courter

 

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS VARSITY PITCHING GAME 1
PitchingIP#PTBHRERBBKHRS%
Danny DiGiambattista6.09640542340.583
Daniel Piero1.0174100010.765
Totals7.011344642350.611
Pitching

HBP: Danny DiGiambattista
Pitches-Strikes: Danny DiGiambattista 96-56, Daniel Piero 17-13
Groundouts-Flyouts: Danny DiGiambattista 4-7, Daniel Piero 2-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Danny DiGiambattista 11-27, Daniel Piero 3-5

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY BATTING GAME 1
BattingABRHRBIBBK
Tyler Adams300001
Joe Crank311011
Stephen Kerzan411101
Jake Adams310110
Adam Nyland412000
Dalton Deckerd101100
Brody Hahn300002
Reis Rankin201110
Brock Haren300000
Totals2646435
Batting

2B: Stephen Kerzan, Adam Nyland
TB: Dalton Deckerd, Stephen Kerzan 2, Joe Crank, Adam Nyland 3, Reis Rankin
RBI: Dalton Deckerd, Jake Adams, Stephen Kerzan, Reis Rankin
SAC: Dalton Deckerd
SF: Dalton Deckerd
ROE: Jake Adams, Stephen Kerzan
FC: Tyler Adams, Brock Haren
HBP: Tyler Adams
SB: Reis Rankin
CS: Tyler Adams

Totals

Team QAB: 14 (43.75%)
Brock Haren, Dalton Deckerd 3, Jake Adams, Stephen Kerzan, Joe Crank 3, Adam Nyland 3, Brody Hahn, Reis Rankin

Team LOB: 6

Fielding

E: Brock Haren, Brody Hahn

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY PITCHING GAME 1
PitchingIP#PTBHRERBBKHRS%
Alex Hewitt3.26925974120.638
Tyler Croxton3.14621221200.543
Totals7.0115461195320.600
Pitching

HBP: Tyler Croxton 2
Pitches-Strikes: Alex Hewitt 69-44, Tyler Croxton 46-25
Groundouts-Flyouts: Alex Hewitt 2-4, Tyler Croxton 3-5
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Alex Hewitt 12-21, Tyler Croxton 11-17

VARSITY BOX SCORE GAME 2

KNIGHTS 5, LEOPARDS 2

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

St. Thomas 101-003-0–5-10-0

Louisville 000-020-0–2-5-2

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS VARSITY BATTING GAME 2
BattingABRHRBIBBK
Danny DiGiambattista423100
Rob Kostiuk401001
Daniel Piero401101
Aaron Hoffman210020
Michael Greene402100
Jarrod Schopp300010
Evan Vernier312000
Zach Courter401001
Michael Silagy210010
Totals30510343
Batting

TB: Michael Greene 2, Evan Vernier 2, Rob Kostiuk, Danny DiGiambattista 3, Daniel Piero, Zach Courter
RBI: Michael Greene, Danny DiGiambattista, Daniel Piero
ROE: Jarrod Schopp
HBP: Evan Vernier
SB: Danny DiGiambattista
CS: Evan Vernier, Aaron Hoffman

Totals

Team QAB: 20 (57.14%)
Michael Greene, Evan Vernier, Michael Silagy 2, Rob Kostiuk 2, Danny DiGiambattista4, Aaron Hoffman 3, Zach Courter 2, Jarrod Schopp 3

Team LOB: 7

Fielding

DP: Rob Kostiuk, Aaron Hoffman

 

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS VARSITY GAME 2
PitchingIP#PTBHRERBBKHRS%
Aaron Hoffman5.07833322330.577
Daniel Piero2.0217200010.667
Totals7.09940522340.596
Pitching

W: Aaron Hoffman
SV: Daniel Piero
Pitches-Strikes: Daniel Piero 21-14, Aaron Hoffman 78-45
Groundouts-Flyouts: Daniel Piero 1-2, Aaron Hoffman 3-6
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Daniel Piero 3-7, Aaron Hoffman 9-18

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY BATTING GAME 2
BattingABRHRBIBBK
Tyler Adams301000
Joe Crank201010
Jake Adams301000
Alex Hewitt301000
Adam Nyland210011
Cam White300000
Paul Howard210011
Marco Buccasso200001
Reis Rankin201101
Totals2225134
Batting

TB: Tyler Adams, Alex Hewitt, Jake Adams, Joe Crank, Reis Rankin
RBI: Reis Rankin
FC: Adam Nyland
GIDP: Joe Crank
CS: Reis Rankin

Totals

Team QAB: 11 (44.00%)
Tyler Adams 3, Alex Hewitt, Paul Howard, Joe Crank 2, Adam Nyland 2, Reis Rankin

Team LOB: 1

Fielding

E: Jake Adams, Marco Buccasso

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY PITCHING GAME 2
PitchingIP#PTBHRERBBKHRS%
Isaac Mathie5.210653743430.500
Brody Hahn1.1174310000.765
Totals7.0123571053430.537
Pitching

L: Isaac Mathie
HBP: Brody Hahn
Pitches-Strikes: Brody Hahn 17-13, Isaac Mathie 106-53
Groundouts-Flyouts: Brody Hahn 1-3, Isaac Mathie 5-7
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Brody Hahn 6-8, Isaac Mathie 13-27

 

Records: Louisville 10-7

JV: Louisville 8-5, St. Thomas 3-10

The Leopards JV squad split a twin bill Saturday with the host Knights taking game one 8-3 and falling in game two 10-5. Louisville is now 13-2 on the season.

In game one, the Leopards were led by Corey White who batted a perfect 4-for-4 and drove in 3 runs. Trevor Burk also drove in 2 runs and Chase Lautzenheiser finished with 2 hits for Louisville on offense. Nathan Mongiardo earned the win on the mound giving up 0 earned runs in 5.2 innings pitched.

In game two, Mongiardo led the Leopards offense by batting 1-for-3 with 2 runs & 2 RBIs. Brennan Seemann also scored 2 runs and Lautzenheiser struck out 4 on the hill.

JV BOX SCORE GAME 1

LEOPARDS 8, KNIGHTS 3

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Louisville 000-400-4–8-11-3

St. Thomas 020-001-0–3-7-1

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS JV BATTING GAME 1
BattingABRHRBIBBK
Trevor Burk421210
Nathan Mongiardo211130
Corey White414310
Casey Nau401111
Carson Davis300021
Dillon Deckerd411000
Zack Yadrnak301002
Cameron Prasco100000
Chase Lautzenheiser412001
Nick Harsh310000
Brennan Seemann010010
Totals32811795
Batting

TB: Trevor Burk, Dillon Deckerd, Chase Lautzenheiser 2, Nathan Mongiardo, Casey Nau, Corey White 4, Zack Yadrnak
RBI: Trevor Burk 2, Nathan Mongiardo, Casey Nau, Corey White 3
ROE: Nick Harsh
FC: Nick Harsh, Casey Nau
SB: Trevor Burk, Nick Harsh 2, Nathan Mongiardo 2, Casey Nau 2, Corey White 3
CS: Nathan Mongiardo

Totals

Team QAB: 23 (56.10%)
Trevor Burk 2, Nick Harsh, Brennan Seemann, Chase Lautzenheiser 2, Nathan Mongiardo 4, Casey Nau 3, Corey White 5, Zack Yadrnak 2, Carson Davis 3

Team LOB: 12

Fielding

E: Brendon Hoffman 2, Zack Yadrnak

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS JV PITCHING GAME 1
PitchingIP#PTBHRERBBKHRS%
Nathan Mongiardo5.29241730210.554
Cameron Prasco1.1175000000.706
Totals7.010946730210.578
Pitching

W: Nathan Mongiardo
SV: Cameron Prasco
Pitches-Strikes: Nathan Mongiardo 92-51, Cameron Prasco 17-12
Groundouts-Flyouts: Nathan Mongiardo 4-7, Cameron Prasco 2-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Nathan Mongiardo 15-27, Cameron Prasco 2-4

 

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS KNIGHTS JV BATTING GAME 1
BattingABRHRBIBBK
Tesh400000
Pennell302000
Sedmuck100000
Knott400000
Hawkins300000
Renner100000
Cooper211010
Harbert320000
Shilling201011
Dimarizo301100
Guthridge302100
Totals2937221
Batting

TB: Pennell 2, Cooper, Shilling, Dimarizo, Guthridge 2
RBI: Dimarizo, Guthridge
ROE: Cooper, Harbert
FC: Tesh, Knott, Harbert, Dimarizo

Totals

Team QAB: 10 (32.26%)
Pennell, Knott, Hawkins, Cooper 2, Shilling, Dimarizo 2, Guthridge 2

Team LOB: 6

Fielding

E: Cooper

 

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS KNIGHTS JV PITCHING GAME 1
PitchingIP#PTBHRERBBKHRS%
Ribbie5.09746744630.526
Knott2.05525444320.545
Totals7.0152711188950.533
Pitching

L: Ribbie
WP: Ribbie 2
Pitches-Strikes: Knott 55-30, Ribbie 97-51
Groundouts-Flyouts: Knott 0-2, Ribbie 3-8
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Knott 7-12, Ribbie 14-29

 

JV BOX SCORE GAME 2

KNIGHTS 10, LEOPARDS 5

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Louisville 002-021-0–5-4-5

St. Thomas 207-010-X–10-9-1

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS JV BATTING GAME 2
BattingABRHRBIBBK
Brennan Seemann321011
Nathan Mongiardo321210
Corey White400002
Casey Nau301100
Brendon Hoffman301110
Carson Davis100020
Nick Harsh100000
Cameron Prasco200111
Drew Dyer200000
Zack Yadrnak100001
Trevor Burk210000
Totals2554565
Batting

2B: Casey Nau
TB: Brennan Seemann, Brendon Hoffman, Nathan Mongiardo, Casey Nau 2
RBI: Brendon Hoffman, Nathan Mongiardo 2, Casey Nau, Cameron Prasco
ROE: Corey White
HBP: Trevor Burk, Casey Nau
SB: Brennan Seemann 3, Nathan Mongiardo 2, Corey White
CS: Brendon Hoffman

Totals

Team QAB: 15 (45.45%)
Brennan Seemann 2, Drew Dyer, Brendon Hoffman 3, Nathan Mongiardo 3, Casey Nau2, Cameron Prasco, Corey White, Carson Davis 2

Team LOB: 7

Fielding

E: Drew Dyer, Chase Lautzenheiser 3, Nathan Mongiardo

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS JV PITCHING GAME 2
PitchingIP#PTBHRERBBKHRS%
Drew Dyer3.07723791110.701
Chase Lautzenheiser3.04015211240.625
Totals6.0117389102350.675
Pitching

L: Drew Dyer
HBP: Chase Lautzenheiser
Pitches-Strikes: Drew Dyer 77-54, Chase Lautzenheiser 40-25
Groundouts-Flyouts: Drew Dyer 6-1, Chase Lautzenheiser 2-3
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Drew Dyer 12-23, Chase Lautzenheiser 8-14

 

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS KNIGHTS JV BATTING GAME 2
BattingABRHRBIBBK
Tesh400112
Pennell421000
Dimarizo322110
Hawkins413300
Cooper411100
Knott311011
Shilling410100
Harbert210200
Sedmuck100001
Guthridge411101
Totals331091035
Batting

2B: Dimarizo
TB: Pennell, Knott, Hawkins 3, Cooper, Dimarizo 3, Guthridge
RBI: Tesh, Hawkins 3, Cooper, Harbert 2, Shilling, Dimarizo, Guthridge
ROE: Pennell, Knott, Cooper, Harbert, Guthridge
FC: Shilling 2
HBP: Sedmuck
SB: Pennell, Harbert, Guthridge 2

Totals

Team QAB: 13 (35.14%)
Tesh 3, Pennell, Knott, Hawkins 3, Dimarizo 4, Guthridge

Team LOB: 9

Fielding

E: Cooper

 

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS KNIGHTS JV PITCHING GAME 2
PitchingIP#PTBHRERBBKHRS%
Dimarizo4.18844343540.500
Cooper2.24316111110.628
Totals7.013160454650.542
Pitching

W: Dimarizo
HBP: Dimarizo 2
WP: Cooper, Dimarizo
Pitches-Strikes: Cooper 43-27, Dimarizo 88-44
Groundouts-Flyouts: Cooper 2-5, Dimarizo 4-4
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Cooper 6-10, Dimarizo 11-23

 Records: Louisville 13-2

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