Louisville Upsets Perry In Inaugural DI Tournament Game

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Louisville 4, Perry 3

The Louisville Leopards edged the host Perry Panthers 4-3 Tuesday in their Division I Tournament Debut in the Canton Sectional Semifinals. With the victory the Leopards improved to 8-12 and will travel to Jackson to take on the top-seeded Polar Bears Wednesday at 4:30 PM in the DI Canton Sectional Finals.

Alex Hollifield led Louisville by pitching 6 strong innings, throwing 127 pitches, and giving up just 3 runs on 3 hits. All three of Perry’s runs were scored without the ball being hit into play. They came via a walked in run, a wild pitch, and a passed ball.

Offensively the Leopards outhit the Panthers 8-3 in the contest. Jake Adams, Hollifield, and Garrett Beatty's Sports Spring 2014 Baseball Shirt 1Yoder smacked 2 hits each. Louisville captured an early 2-0 lead in the second inning when Corey Hileman laid down a 2-out bunt single. The ensuing overthrow allowed both Zach Shea and Jake Adams to score on the play.

After Perry matched Louisville’s score in the bottom half of the second, the Leopards recaptured the lead with a 2-run fifth. Yoder singled home the pinch-running Tyler Adams. Then Stephen Kerzan doubled in Yoder to give Louisville a 4-2 advantage.

The Panthers got a run closer in the sixth inning, but Hileman picked up the save in the seventh to seal the deal. Fittingly, it was Hollifield who fielded the tough ground ball at third and threw a final strike to Jake Adams at first to narrowly record the final out of the contest.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to Jackson to take on the top-seeded Polar Bears in the DI Canton Sectional Finals on Wednesday, May 14 at 4:30 PM.

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BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 4, PANTHERS 3

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Louisville 020-020-0–4-8-0

Perry 020-001-0–3-3-3

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BATTING
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Connor Zwick 4 0 0 0 0 3
Jordan Hughes 4 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Hollifield 4 0 2 0 0 1
Garrett Yoder 4 1 2 1 0 0
Stephen Kerzan 4 0 1 1 0 3
Joe Crank 3 0 0 0 1 3
Zach Shea 2 1 0 0 1 0
Jake Adams 2 1 2 0 0 0
Brock Haren 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corey Hileman 2 0 1 1 0 0
Tyler Adams 0 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 29 4 8 3 2 10
Batting

2B: Stephen Kerzan, Jake Adams
TB: Alex Hollifield 2, Garrett Yoder 2, Corey Hileman, Stephen Kerzan 2, Jake Adams 3
RBI: Garrett Yoder, Corey Hileman, Stephen Kerzan
SAC: Corey Hileman
ROE: Jordan Hughes 2
FC: Garrett Yoder 2
HBP: Jake Adams
SB: Garrett Yoder 3
CS: Alex Hollifield

Quality At Bats

Team Total: 13 (39.39%)

Alex Hollifield 2, Zach Shea, Jordan Hughes 2, Garrett Yoder, Connor Zwick 2, Corey Hileman, Joe Crank, Stephen Kerzan 2, Jake Adams

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS PITCHING
Pitching IP H R ER BB K HR S%
Alex Hollifield 6.0 3 3 2 10 1 0 .457
Corey Hileman 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .412
Totals 7.0 3 3 2 11 1 0 .451
Pitching

W: Alex Hollifield
SV: Corey Hileman
HBP: Alex Hollifield
WP: Alex Hollifield 3
Pitches-Strikes: Alex Hollifield 127-58, Corey Hileman 17-7
Groundouts-Flyouts: Alex Hollifield 5-11, Corey Hileman 1-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Alex Hollifield 17-32, Corey Hileman 2-4

PERRY PANTHERS BATTING
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Colin Guscoff 3 0 1 0 1 0
Jonathan Newsome 3 1 1 0 0 0
Jake Bradley 3 0 0 0 1 0
Tyrus Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Kittelberger 3 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Todich 3 0 0 0 1 0
John Justyn 3 1 1 0 1 0
Drew Galayda 0 1 0 0 4 0
Marcus Brittain 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chad Nicholson 2 0 0 0 2 0
Connor Mchenry 2 0 0 1 1 1
Totals 23 3 3 1 11 1
Batting

TB: Colin Guscoff, John Justyn, Jonathan Newsome
RBI: Connor Mchenry
SAC: Jonathan Newsome
FC: Matt Kittelberger
HBP: Josh Todich
SB: John Justyn, Jonathan Newsome

Quality At Bats

Team Total: 18 (50.00%)

Colin Guscoff 2, Connor Mchenry 2, Drew Galayda 4, Chad Nicholson 2, John Justyn 2, Jake Bradley, Josh Todich 2, Jonathan Newsome 3

Fielding

E: John Justyn, Jake Bradley, Matt Kittelberger

 

PERRY PANTHERS PITCHING
Pitching IP H R ER BB K HR S%
Matt Kittelberger 4.2 6 4 1 2 7 0 .679
Seth Nicholson 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .909
Colin Guscoff 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 .650
Totals 7.0 8 4 1 2 10 0 .696
Pitching

L: Matt Kittelberger
HBP: Matt Kittelberger
Pitches-Strikes: Colin Guscoff 20-13, Matt Kittelberger 81-55, Seth Nicholson 11-10
Groundouts-Flyouts: Colin Guscoff 1-1, Matt Kittelberger 3-1, Seth Nicholson 1-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Colin Guscoff 4-6, Matt Kittelberger 15-24, Seth Nicholson 4-3

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