Lady Leopards Use Record 13-Run 4th Inning to Win Final Meeting at Minerva – Softball

Louisville Leopards Softball 2018 After District Semifinal Win Over Lake Blue Streaks

Louisville 16, Minerva 3, 5 Innings

The Louisville Leopards Girls Varsity Softball team run-ruled the host Minerva Lions 16-3 in 5 Innings Friday Evening at Minerva Middle School. With the victory, Louisville improves to 23-2 overall and is now one win away from their 10th straight NBC title with a league mark of 12-1.

Beatty's Sports - Softball Love ShirtTeagan Rice batted a perfect 3-for-3 with a 2-run double, 3 RBIs, and 3 runs scored to lead the Leopards. Sarah Cantley also went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs, Sydney McKeever finished 3-for-4 and scored 3 runs, and Justina Sirohman also drove in 3 runs.

With the game tied 3-3 at the end of the third, the Lady Leopards put up 13 runs in the top of the fourth to take complete control of the contest. Louisville brought 18 batters to the plate and pounded out 12 of their 18 total hits in the frame. The Leopards scored 11 of those 13 runs with two outs as 12 consecutive hitters reached base before the third out was recorded. Highlighting that string was a rare pair of back-to-back doubles by Sirohman and Ellie Jackson. 

The 13 runs ties a Louisville team record for most runs in a single inning. The Lady Leopards also scored 13 runs in the second inning while hosting GlenOak in 2012 and 13 runs in the 1st inning at Carrollton in 2013.

Shae Thomas, Sirohman, and Lexi Zavarelle also each cracked a pair of hits in the contest for LHS. Alex Fankhauser, Kaycee Ollis, Thomas, and Zavarelle all tallied RBIs as well.

In the circle, Thomas started the game pitching 2 1/3 innings and striking out 3. Cantley finished off the remaining 2 2/3 innings, gave up no runs on 1 hit, and struck out 3 to improve to 19-2 on the season. 

The Lions (12-8, 7-7) were led by Amber Hume who batted 2-for-3 with a 1-out, 2-run double in the bottom of the third. The hit scored both Aubrey Stanford and Elyssa Imler to knot the game at 3-3. Imler also drove in Stanford in the bottom of the first for the other Minerva run. 

With the victory, the Leopards have now defeated the Lions in 20 straight meetings including the last 10 played at Minerva. Louisville now leads the all-time series 44-10 with a 22-5 record in games played on the road in the series. All 54 contests were NBC league games. 


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UP NEXT: The Louisville Leopards Softball Team will next travel to Carrollton to take on the Warriors in their final ever NBC game on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 AM. Louisville can clinch their 10th straight NBC Title with a victory.

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VARSITY SOFTBALL BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 16, LIONS 3, 5 INNINGS

Team 123-45–R-H-E

Louisville 300-(13)0–16-18-2

Minerva 102-00–3-5-2

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Sydney McKeever433000
Kaylee Nolte120001
Teagan Rice333310
Kaycee Ollis421100
Sarah Cantley403200
Alex Fankhauser311100
Shae Thomas412101
Justina Sirohman412301
Ellie Jackson411201
Lexi Zavarelle322100
Ashley Zifer100000
Lauren Bennett
Riley Bobo
Totals3516181414
Batting

2B: Alex Fankhauser, Ellie Jackson, Teagan Rice, Justina Sirohman, Shae Thomas 
TB: Sarah Cantley 3, Alex Fankhauser 2, Ellie Jackson 2, Sydney McKeever 3, Kaycee Ollis, Teagan Rice 4, Justina Sirohman 3, Shae Thomas 3, Lexi Zavarelle 2 
RBI: Sarah Cantley 2, Alex Fankhauser, Ellie Jackson 2, Kaycee Ollis, Teagan Rice 3, Justina Sirohman 3, Shae Thomas, Lexi Zavarelle 
ROE: Alex Fankhauser, Kaycee Ollis 
FC: Alex Fankhauser 
HBP: Alex Fankhauser 
SB: Sydney McKeever 

Totals

Team QAB: 15 (40.54%) 
Sarah Cantley 3, Alex Fankhauser, Ellie Jackson 2, Kaycee Ollis, Teagan Rice 4, Justina Sirohman 2, Shae Thomas, Lexi Zavarelle 

Team LOB: 6

Fielding

E: Justina Sirohman 2 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Shae Thomas2.149.490432310
Sarah Cantley2.244.659100300
Totals5.093.570532610
Pitching

W: Sarah Cantley 
HBP: Sarah Cantley, Shae Thomas 
WP: Shae Thomas 
Pitches-Strikes: Sarah Cantley 44-29, Shae Thomas 49-24 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Sarah Cantley 2-1, Shae Thomas 2-0 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Sarah Cantley 5-10, Shae Thomas 7-13 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
A Stanford221000
K Brown101000
E Imler211100
A Hume302200
S Boldizar000000
G Street300001
L Frigyes200001
M Foutz200002
A Street100010
P Morgan200002
Totals1835316
Batting

2B: A Hume 
TB: A Stanford, K Brown, E Imler, A Hume 3 
RBI: E Imler, A Hume 2 
SAC: K Brown 2 
ROE: A Stanford, A Hume 
FC: G Street 2 
HBP: A Stanford, E Imler 
PIK: K Brown, G Street 

Totals

Team QAB: 8 (34.78%) 
A Stanford 2, K Brown 3, E Imler, A Hume, A Street 

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: K Brown, A Hume 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
L Frigyes5.0128.625181612410
Totals5.0128.625181615410
Pitching

L: L Frigyes 
HBP: L Frigyes 
Pitches-Strikes: L Frigyes 128-80 
Groundouts-Flyouts: L Frigyes 5-5 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: L Frigyes 16-37 

Records: Louisville 23-2, 12-1; Minerva 12-8, 7-7

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