Fast Start, Defense Lifts Baseball to Shutout of Lions

Louisville 7, Minerva 0

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Baseball team shutout the visiting Minerva Lions 7-0 Monday Evening. With the win, Louisville improves to 3-5 overall and 2-1 in the NBC.

The Leopards batted around the lineup as they erupted for six runs in the opening inning to take a Beatty's Sports Louisville Leopards Baseball Shirt 2015commanding lead. Tyler Adams, who finished 3-for-3 on the day, led off with the first of his two doubles. Next, Joe Crank singled him home and then stole second after that.

Each of the next four Louisville batters cracked RBI doubles creating a home to second Merry-Go-Round. They included Jake Adams, Stephen Kerzan, Alex Hewitt, & Dalton Deckerd. Three batters later, Reis Rankin’s sacrifice fly to center brought home Deckerd from third to give the Leopards a 6-0 advantage.

Louisville used their defense and rode the arms of Jake Adams (5.2 innings) and Marco Buccasso (1.1 innings) the rest of the way to earn the win. In the fourth inning, the Lions loaded the bases with nobody out. Jake Adams got the next batter to tap a grounder to the mound and he threw home to Deckerd for the force. The next Minerva hitter grounded to Crank at Shortstop. He flipped to Tyler Adams at second who relayed the ball to Hewitt at first for the inning ending 6-4-3 double play.

An inning before, Louisville had used the same double play combination to end a separate Minerva threat. Crank also made a golden glove worthy play at short, Adam Nyland made a diving grab in the outfield, and Hewitt was a brick wall at first base to highlight the Leopards defensive success.

Dalton Hartshorn had a double and finished with 2 of the Lions 4 hits on the day. Tyler Stewart and Connor Wright had the others for Minerva. The Lions stranded 11 base runners for the game.

With the win, Louisville has now won 26 out of the last 28 meetings against Minerva including the last 15 overall. The Leopards have also won 14 consecutive games against the Lions at home.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to Alliance to take on the Aviators on Tuesday, April 14 at 4:30 PM. JV will host Alliance at the same time.

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VARSITY BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 7, LIONS 0

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Minerva 000-000-0–0-4-0

Louisville 600-100-X–7-11-1

MINERVA LIONS VARSITY BATTING
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Tyler Stewart 3 0 1 0 1 0
Dalton Hartshorn 4 0 2 0 0 0
Mitch Croston 4 0 0 0 0 0
Austin Catlett 2 0 0 0 2 0
Tyler Mayle 2 0 0 0 1 0
Zane Zeedrich 1 0 0 0 2 0
Connor Wright 3 0 1 0 0 0
Brock Croston 2 0 0 0 1 1
Tanner Petree 3 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 24 0 4 0 7 2
Batting

2B: Dalton Hartshorn
TB: Tyler Stewart, Dalton Hartshorn 3, Connor Wright
ROE: Tyler Stewart
GIDP: Mitch Croston, Brock Croston
SB: Tyler Stewart 2

Totals

Team QAB: 12 (38.71%)
Tyler Stewart 3, Dalton Hartshorn, Austin Catlett 2, Tyler Mayle, Zane Zeedrich 3, Connor Wright

Team LOB: 11

Fielding

DP: Hunter

 

MINERVA LIONS VARSITY PITCHING
Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Jack Hanley 0.2 33 16 7 6 6 2 0 0 .515
Hunter 5.1 52 14 5 1 1 0 3 0 .731
Totals 6.0 85 30 12 7 7 2 3 0 .647
Pitching

L: Jack Hanley
Pitches-Strikes: Jack Hanley 33-17, Hunter 52-38
Groundouts-Flyouts: Jack Hanley 0-1, Hunter 5-5
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Jack Hanley 5-10, Hunter 14-19

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY BATTING
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Tyler Adams 3 2 3 0 1 0
Joe Crank 4 1 1 1 0 0
Jake Adams 3 1 1 1 0 1
Stephen Kerzan 3 1 2 2 0 0
Alex Hewitt 3 1 1 1 0 1
Dalton Deckerd 3 1 1 1 0 0
Adam Nyland 2 0 2 0 1 0
Cam White 3 0 0 0 0 0
Reis Rankin 2 0 0 1 0 1
Totals 26 7 11 7 2 3
Batting

2B: Tyler Adams 2, Alex Hewitt, Dalton Deckerd, Jake Adams, Stephen Kerzan 2
TB: Tyler Adams 5, Alex Hewitt 2, Dalton Deckerd 2, Jake Adams 2, Stephen Kerzan 4, Joe Crank, Adam Nyland 2
RBI: Alex Hewitt, Dalton Deckerd, Jake Adams, Stephen Kerzan 2, Joe Crank, Reis Rankin
SAC: Reis Rankin
GIDP: Cam White
SB: Joe Crank
CS: Tyler Adams
PIK: Adam Nyland

Totals

Team QAB: 14 (48.28%)
Tyler Adams 4, Alex Hewitt, Dalton Deckerd, Jake Adams, Stephen Kerzan 3, Joe Crank 2, Adam Nyland, Reis Rankin

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: Cam White
DP: Joe Crank 2

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY PITCHING
Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Jake Adams 5.2 84 43 4 0 0 6 1 0 .488
Marco Buccasso 1.1 14 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 .643
Totals 7.0 98 48 5 0 0 6 2 0 .510
Pitching

W: Jake Adams
WP: Jake Adams
Pitches-Strikes: Jake Adams 84-41, Marco Buccasso 14-9
Groundouts-Flyouts: Jake Adams 7-6, Marco Buccasso 1-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Jake Adams 11-25, Marco Buccasso 1-5

 Records: Louisville 3-5, 2-1; Minerva 4-4, 2-1

JV: Louisville 19, Minerva 4, 6 Innings

The Louisville Leopards defeated the host Minerva Lions 19-4 in JV action Monday. With the win, Louisville improves to 6-1 overall and 3-0 against NBC foes.

Casey Nau led the Leopards by picking up the win on the mound and going 4-for-4 with a triple & 6 RBIs at the plate. Carson Davis also batted 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and 5 runs batted in. Issac Mathie also scored thrice and Trevor Burk stole a pair of bases.

The Lions were led by Walters who batted 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs. Kohl also tallied 2 hits.

JV BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 19, LIONS 4

Team 123-456–R-H-E

Louisville 342-145–19-14-1

Minerva 001-30X–4-10-4

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS JV BATTING
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Trevor Burk 1 2 1 0 1 0
Drew Dyer 3 1 1 0 0 0
Corey White 1 1 0 1 1 0
Zack Yadrnak 0 2 0 0 2 0
Isaac Mathie 1 3 0 0 1 0
Nathan Mongiardo 1 2 0 0 1 0
Casey Nau 4 2 4 6 0 0
Chase Lautzenheiser 2 2 0 0 1 1
Brendon Hoffman 2 0 1 2 0 0
Carson Davis 4 2 3 5 1 0
Dillon Deckerd 3 1 1 0 1 0
Cameron Prasco 4 1 2 3 0 0
Nick Harsh 3 0 1 1 0 0
Tyler Croxton 2 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 19 14 18 9 1
Batting

2B: Carson Davis 2
3B: Casey Nau
TB: Trevor Burk, Nick Harsh, Dillon Deckerd, Drew Dyer, Brendon Hoffman, Casey Nau6, Cameron Prasco 2, Carson Davis 5
RBI: Nick Harsh, Brendon Hoffman 2, Casey Nau 6, Cameron Prasco 3, Corey White, Carson Davis 5
SF: Casey Nau, Cameron Prasco, Corey White
ROE: Isaac Mathie, Dillon Deckerd, Nathan Mongiardo
FC: Chase Lautzenheiser
HBP: Isaac Mathie, Dillon Deckerd
SB: Trevor Burk 2, Isaac Mathie, Dillon Deckerd, Chase Lautzenheiser, Cameron Prasco, Corey White, Zack Yadrnak 2, Carson Davis 2

Totals

Team QAB: 31 (68.89%)
Trevor Burk, Nick Harsh 2, Isaac Mathie, Dillon Deckerd 2, Drew Dyer 2, Brendon Hoffman, Chase Lautzenheiser 2, Nathan Mongiardo, Casey Nau 5, Cameron Prasco 4, Corey White 2, Zack Yadrnak 2, Carson Davis 5

Team LOB: 8

Fielding

E: Tyler Croxton
DP: Trevor Burk, Carson Davis

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS JV PITCHING
Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Casey Nau 3.0 50 22 8 4 3 1 1 0 .560
Tyler Croxton 3.0 31 10 2 0 0 0 3 0 .677
Totals 6.0 81 32 10 4 3 1 4 0 .605
Pitching

W: Casey Nau
Pitches-Strikes: Tyler Croxton 31-21, Casey Nau 50-28
Groundouts-Flyouts: Tyler Croxton 3-1, Casey Nau 2-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Tyler Croxton 8-10, Casey Nau 10-16

 

MINERVA LIONS JV BATTING
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Kohl 3 0 2 0 0 0
Long 1 0 0 0 0 0
Common 2 0 1 0 0 0
Stewart 2 0 1 1 0 0
Berry 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ossler 2 1 1 0 0 0
Hunter 1 0 0 0 0 1
Dietrich 2 1 1 0 1 0
Walters 2 1 2 2 0 0
Carl 2 0 1 1 0 0
Wilson 1 0 0 0 0 0
Barker 3 0 0 0 0 3
Reed 2 1 1 0 0 0
Totals 24 4 10 4 1 4
Batting

2B: Dietrich
TB: Kohl 2, Stewart, Ossler, Dietrich 2, Common, Carl, Reed, Walters 2
RBI: Stewart, Carl, Walters 2
SAC: Long
FC: Long, Stewart, Common, Wilson
SB: Common
PIK: Wilson

Totals

Team QAB: 15 (57.69%)
Kohl, Long, Stewart, Ossler, Dietrich 2, Common, Carl 2, Barker, Reed, Walters, Berry

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: Common 2, Barker, Wilson

 

MINERVA LIONS JV PITCHING
Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Myers 3.0 65 35 6 9 5 4 1 0 .462
Reed 2.1 60 30 6 8 6 4 0 0 .500
Long 0.2 20 11 2 2 2 1 0 0 .450
Totals 6.0 145 76 14 19 13 9 1 0 .476
Pitching

L: Myers
HBP: Myers 2
Pitches-Strikes: Long 20-9, Reed 60-30, Myers 65-30
Groundouts-Flyouts: Long 2-0, Reed 2-4, Myers 1-6
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Long 2-5, Reed 8-17, Myers 9-23

Records: Louisville 6-1, 3-0

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