Louisville Pounds Minerva in Extras, Hollifield Throws JV No-No

Louisville 9, Minerva 5, 8 innings

The Leopards tied the game at 4-4 in the top of the seventh before pounding out 5 runs in the top of the eighth to take the game from Minerva 9-5 in extra innings.

Jon Crank blasted two hits and drove in three runs for the Leopards.  He drove in Mike Kelly in the top of the seventh to knot the game at 4 and also provided a 2-run single in the eighth to put Louisville up 9-4.


Louisville first took the lead in extra innings on Connor Ruffier’s bunt Gear Up with Beatty's Sportssingle that brought home Jordan Hughes to make it 5-4 Leps.  Riley Groves’ sac fly two batters later brought home Joey Duckworth, which proved to be the winning run in the contest.  Crank’s two out single followed a few batters later that scored both Kyle White and Groves.

On the mound, Dillon Stertzbach pitched 6 solid innings and struck out 10 batters.  Only 1 of the 4 runs he gave up were earned.  Groves pitched the final two innings in relief and retired 6 of the 8 batters he faced, while only surrendering one run in the last of the eighth.


The Leopards first three runs came in the opening two innings.  Kelly singled home White in the first inning to put Louisville on the board first.  The Lions tied the game in the bottom half of the inning, but Louisville got two more in the following at-bat.  Groves was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to bring home Duckworth.  Then, Kelly hit a sac fly to score Ruffier.

The Leopards have now taken the last 9 meetings against Minerva and have won 13 of the last 14 against the Lions overall.  The two classic arch-rivals will meet again on Thursday at Louisville.


Box Score

Louisville Leopards Varsity Hitting

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO
K White 3 2 1 0 0 2
R Groves 3 1 0 2 0 1
M Kelly 4 1 3 2 0 0
J Crank 5 0 2 3 0 0
D Stertzbaugh 5 0 0 0 0 2
B Adams 3 0 0 0 0 2
J Duckworth 3 2 2 0 1 1
P Parks 4 0 1 0 0 2
C Ruffier 2 2 1 1 1 0
J Hughes 1 1 1 0 0 0
Totals 33 9 11 8 2 10
Batting
2B: M Kelly, J Duckworth
TB: K White, M Kelly 4, J Crank 2, J Duckworth 3, P Parks, C Ruffier, J Hughes
RBI: R Groves 2, M Kelly 2, J Crank 3, C Ruffier
SF: R Groves, M Kelly
ROE: D Stertzbaugh
FC: J Crank
HBP: K White 2, R Groves, C Ruffier
SB: J Duckworth
CS: D Stertzbaugh
PO: C Ruffier
Quality At Bats

Team Total: 17 (41.46%)

K White , R Groves , M Kelly 3 , J Crank 4 , B Adams 2 , J Duckworth 2 ,P Parks 2 , C Ruffier 2

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E: J Crank, P Parks, R Groves 2

Louisville Leopards Varsity Pitching

Pitching O IP H R ER BB SO HR S%
D Stertzbaugh 18 6.0 6 4 1 3 10 0 60.3%
R Groves 6 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 72.7%
Totals 24 8.0 7 5 2 3 11 0 63.0%
Pitching
Win: R Groves
Hit batters: D Stertzbaugh
Pitches-Strikes: D Stertzbaugh 121-73, R Groves 33-24
Groundouts-Flyouts: D Stertzbaugh 5-2, R Groves 1-4
First-pitch strikes-Batters faced: D Stertzbaugh 16-29, R Groves 7-8

Minerva Lions Varsity Hitting

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO
T Klimko 4 1 0 0 1 1
Z Wade 3 0 2 3 0 1
K Locke 4 1 0 0 0 1
C Petree 4 0 1 1 0 1
L Marshall 4 0 1 0 0 1
J Eberling 3 1 1 0 1 2
M Croston 4 1 2 0 0 0
T Ramos 3 1 0 0 1 1
M Long 4 0 0 1 0 3
Totals 33 5 7 5 3 11
Batting
2B: Z Wade
TB: Z Wade 3, C Petree, L Marshall, J Eberling, M Croston 2
RBI: Z Wade 3, C Petree, M Long
ROE: T Klimko, K Locke, M Croston
HBP: Z Wade
Quality At Bats

Team Total: 18 (48.65%)

T Klimko 2 , Z Wade 3 , K Locke , C Petree 2 , L Marshall 2 , J Eberling 2 ,M Croston 2 , T Ramos 3 , M Long

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E: M Long, T Ramos

Minerva Lions Varsity Pitching

Pitching O IP H R ER BB SO HR S%
K Locke 15 5.0 5 3 3 2 7 0 57.0%
A Gould 4 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 0 63.2%
Z Wade 5 1.2 5 5 4 0 2 0 64.6%
Totals 24 8.0 11 9 8 2 10 0 59.9%
Pitching
Loss: Z Wade
Hit batters: K Locke 4
Pitches-Strikes: K Locke 100-57, A Gould 19-12, Z Wade 48-31
Groundouts-Flyouts: K Locke 4-1, A Gould 2-1, Z Wade 2-2
First-pitch strikes-Batters faced: K Locke 16-26, A Gould 1-5, Z Wade 4-11

Team 123-456-78–R-H-E

Louisville 120-000-15–9-11-4

Minerva 100-012-01–5-7-2

Records: Louisville 1-0, 1-0; Minerva 0-1, 0-1

NEXT UP: The Leps will rematch with the Minerva Lions at home on Thursday, March 29 at 4:30 PM.  JV will be on the road at Minerva during the same time.

 

JV REPORT

Louisville 11, Minerva 0, 5 innings

Alex Hollifield struck out 8 and threw a 5 inning no-hitter as Louisville crushed Minerva 11-0.  Hollifield also had 2 RBI’s and Riley Graybeat went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI’s.  The Zach Attack combo of Zach Shea and Zach Sims also pounded out two hits each during the victory.  The Leps JV Squad is now 1-0, 1-0 on the season.

Minerva Lion JV Hitting Stats

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO
Hartshorn 2 0 0 0 0 0
Stewart 1 0 0 0 0 0
Catlett 1 0 0 0 1 0
Fleming 1 0 0 0 1 0
Sayre 2 0 0 0 0 2
Zeedrich 2 0 0 0 0 1
Gossett 2 0 0 0 0 1
Stoffer 2 0 0 0 0 2
Petree 2 0 0 0 0 2
Totals 15 0 0 0 2 8
Batting
HBP: Stewart
Quality At Bats

Team Total: 3 (16.67%)

Fleming , Gossett , Stoffer

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E: Fleming

Minerva Lions JV Pitching Stats

Pitching O IP H R ER BB SO HR S%
Stewart 7 2.1 7 7 7 1 1 0 59.7%
Fleming 5 1.2 5 4 4 0 1 0 65.8%
Totals 12 4.0 12 11 11 1 2 0 62.0%
Pitching
Loss: Stewart
Hit batters: Stewart, Fleming
Wild Pitch: Stewart 2
Pitches-Strikes: Stewart 62-37, Fleming 38-25
Groundouts-Flyouts: Stewart 6-0, Fleming 0-2
First-pitch strikes-Batters faced: Stewart 9-16, Fleming 3-10

Louisville Leopards JV Hitting Stats

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO
R Graybeal 3 2 2 3 0 1
A Hollifield 3 1 1 2 0 0
Z Schaffner 2 0 1 1 1 0
Z Shea 3 1 2 0 0 0
C Zwick 2 1 0 1 0 0
M Lautner 1 2 1 0 0 0
T Butera 2 0 1 1 0 0
Z Sims 2 2 2 1 0 0
J Crank 2 2 1 0 0 0
C Leeders 1 0 1 0 0 0
V Knebl 0 0 0 1 0 0
C Hahn 1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 22 11 12 10 1 2
Batting
2B: R Graybeal, Z Schaffner, Z Shea, T Butera, Z Sims
TB: R Graybeal 3, A Hollifield, Z Schaffner 2, Z Shea 3, M Lautner, T Butera 2,Z Sims 3, J Crank, C Leeders
RBI: R Graybeal 3, A Hollifield 2, Z Schaffner, C Zwick, T Butera, Z Sims, V Knebl
SF: V Knebl
FC: J Crank
HBP: C Zwick, M Lautner
SB: R Graybeal, A Hollifield, M Lautner 2, Z Sims, J Crank 2
Quality At Bats

Team Total: 11 (42.31%)

R Graybeal 2 , A Hollifield 2 , Z Schaffner 2 , Z Shea , M Lautner , Z Sims ,V Knebl , C Hahn

Louisville Leopards JV Pitching Stats

Pitching O IP H R ER BB SO HR S%
A Hollifield 15 5.0 0 0 0 2 8 0 61.5%
Totals 15 5.0 0 0 0 2 8 0 61.5%
Pitching
Win: A Hollifield
Hit batters: A Hollifield
Pitches-Strikes: A Hollifield 65-40
Groundouts-Flyouts: A Hollifield 1-6

 

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