Louisville Earns Shutout at Carrollton 3-0 – Softball
Louisville 3, Carrollton 0
The Louisville Leopards Varsity Softball Team blanked the host Carrollton Warriors 3-0 at the Field of Dreams Complex Tuesday Evening. With the win, Louisville improves to 9-2 overall and remains an unbeaten 6-0 in NBC play.
Pitchers Kirsten Wharmby and Sarah Cantley combined for the 2-hit shutout in the circle for the Leopards. Wharmby got the start, pitched the first 4 innings, surrendered only 1 hit, and struck out 3 to earn her second victory of the season. Cantley pitched the remaining 3 innings in relief, allowed only 1 hit, and struck out 4 to earn her second save in 3 games.
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Runs came at a premium down in the “black hole” of Carrollton, but Louisville managed to break the ice in the top of the fourth. Sydney McKeever drew a lead-off walk and stole second on the next pitch. Kaycee Ollis knocked her home two batters later with an RBI single to center to give the Leopards the 1-0 edge.
Ollis increased the Louisville cushion with a 2-run triple in the fifth. Teagan Rice and McKeever both came home on the line drive to right field. Ollis and Rice both finished 2-for-4 at the dish. Savannah Miner and Lexi Zavarelle had the other base hits for the Leopards in the game.
With the victory, Louisville now leads the all-time series 40-17 which includes an 18-10 mark in games played at Carrollton. The Lady Leopards have now defeated the Warriors 12 straight times overall and have won their last 10 games in the series played at Carrollton. Louisville is 84-2 in the NBC since they last lost to Carrollton in 2011.
UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next travel to Salem to take on the Quakers on Thursday, April 20 at 5:00 PM.
VARSITY BOX SCORE
LEOPARDS 3, WARRIORS 0
LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY BATTING
LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY PITCHING
CARROLLTON WARRIORS VARSITY BATTING
CARROLLTON WARRIORS VARSITY PITCHING
Records: Louisville 9-2, 6-0