Lady Leopards Overcome Early Deficit for Senior Day Win Over Lions

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Louisville 7, Minerva 2

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Softball Team defeated the visiting Minerva Lions 7-2 on Senior Day Saturday. With the victory, Louisville Leopard Head Long Sleeve Blue Shirt - Under Armor - Beatty's Sports Spring 2017improves their record to 21-3 overall and 12-1 in NBC play.

For the second time this week, Louisville overcome an early 2-0 deficit in a conference game. Minerva jumped on the board first when Maddie Phillips blasted a 2-run homer over the left field fence in the opening inning.

The Leopards answered back with a pair of 3-run innings in the third and fourth frames. With two outs, Kaycee Ollis ripped a 3-run homer over the right field fence to put Louisville ahead 3-2. Both Peyton McKeever and Sydney McKeever, who each singled earlier in the inning, came home on the dinger. The home run was the 7th of the season for Ollis and 18th for the Lady Leopards as a team. 


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Louisville used small ball to add to their lead in the fourth inning. Rylee Squire singled to left field to start the inning and that was the only Grove Appliance Alliance Ohio Adtime the ball left the infield. After two outs, Sydney McKeever reached base on error and Teagan Rice drew a 4-pitch walk. With the bases loaded, Ollis singled home Peyton McKeever on a hard hit ground ball to the pitcher. Next, Sarah Cantley worked the count full before drawing a walk to score Sydney McKeever from third. Finally, Savannah Miner singled to the shortstop at the edge of the infield scoring Rice to make it 6-2.

Rice finished 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored. She also came home in the bottom of the sixth when Cantley doubled to left field. Cantley and Ollis both went 2-for-3 at the dish and Miner went 3-for-4. Louisville out-hit Minerva 13-5 for the game.

Starter Kirsten Wharmby pitched 3 innings, gave up 2 runs on 4 hits, and struck out 5 in a winning effort. Wharmby is now 5-0 on the season. Morgan Harris finished out the final 4 innings, gave up 0 runs on just 1 hit, and struck out 6 to earn her first Varsity save.

MORE TO COME…

UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next take on the Lake Blue Streaks in the DI Massillon District Semifinals on Tuesday, May 19. First pitch is set for 5:00 PM at the Eagles #190 Sports Complex on the campus of Massillon Washington High School. 

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Cover Photo Taken By Frank Clapper of The Louisville Herald

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VARSITY BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 7, LIONS 2

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Minerva 200-000-0–2-5-1

Louisville 003-301-X–7-13-0

MINERVA LIONS VARSITY BATTING

LineupABRHRBIBBK
A Stanford311001
E Imler301000
M Phillips211211
A Hume301001
L Frigyes300001
O Kamph300003
G Street301001
Booth200002
S Boldizar100000
P Morgan200001
A Street
Totals25252111
Batting

HR: M Phillips
TB: A Stanford, M Phillips 4, A Hume, G Street, E Imler
RBI: M Phillips 2
SB: E Imler

Totals

Team QAB: 7 (26.92%)
M Phillips 3, A Hume, G Street, L Frigyes, E Imler

Team LOB: 3

Fielding

E: L Frigyes

MINERVA LIONS VARSITY PITCHING

PitchingIP#PS%HRERKBBHR
L Frigyes6.097.6191374531
Totals6.097.6191374531
Pitching

L: L Frigyes
Pitches-Strikes: L Frigyes 97-60
Groundouts-Flyouts: L Frigyes 1-8
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: L Frigyes 14-32

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY BATTING

LineupABRHRBIBBK
Sydney McKeever421000
Teagan Rice333010
Kaycee Ollis312410
Sarah Cantley302210
Riley Bobo000000
Lexi Zavarelle000000
Savannah Miner403100
Ellie Jackson300000
Rylee Squire301001
Justina Sirohman000000
Cassidy Glyder300003
Peyton McKeever311001
Kirsten Wharmby
Morgan Harris
Totals29713735
Batting

2B: Sarah Cantley
HR: Kaycee Ollis
TB: Sydney McKeever, Kaycee Ollis 5, Savannah Miner 3, Teagan Rice 3, Peyton McKeever, Rylee Squire, Sarah Cantley 3
RBI: Kaycee Ollis 4, Savannah Miner, Sarah Cantley 2
ROE: Sydney McKeever
FC: Peyton McKeever
SB: Teagan Rice
CS: Teagan Rice
PIK: Sarah Cantley

Totals

Team QAB: 11 (34.38%)
Ellie Jackson 2, Kaycee Ollis 3, Savannah Miner, Teagan Rice 2, Rylee Squire, Sarah Cantley 2

Team LOB: 7

Fielding

DP: Kaycee Ollis

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY PITCHING

PitchingIP#PS%HRERKBBHR
Kirsten Wharmby3.045.733422501
Morgan Harris4.047.617100610
Totals7.092.6745221111
Pitching

W: Kirsten Wharmby
SV: Morgan Harris
Pitches-Strikes: Kirsten Wharmby 45-33, Morgan Harris 47-29
Groundouts-Flyouts: Kirsten Wharmby 3-1, Morgan Harris 4-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Kirsten Wharmby 11-13, Morgan Harris 8-13

Records: Louisville 21-3, 12-1; Minerva 11-9, 6-8

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