Softball Clinches Share of 8th Straight NBC Title on Senior Night

Louisville 11, Canton South 1, 5 Innings

The Louisville Lady Leopards Varsity Softball team run-ruled the visiting Canton South Wildcats 11-1 in Beatty's Sports Softball Shirt 20165 Innings on Senior Night Friday at the Diamond of Dreams. With the win, Louisville improves to 20-6 overall and clinches a share of their eight straight NBC Title with a 12-1 mark in the NBC.

Senior Emily Cantley cracked an RBI double in the first inning to open the scoring and later hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the fifth to clinch the victory for the Lady Leopards. Cantley finished a perfect 3-for-3 on her Senior Night.

Peyton McKeever also led Louisville by batting 3-for-3 at the dish with 3 RBI hits and 3 runs scored. One of those hits was a solo shot in the third inning for her 4th home run of the season. Leandra Givens also hit the first home run of her career as part of a 4-run fifth inning for the Leopards. The blast cleared the left field fence for the 28th Louisville homer of the season.

The Leopards had 17 hits as a team and 7 different players finished with multi-hit games. Aliyah English, Givens, Kaycee Ollis, Teagan Rice, and Rylee Squire all had 2 hits a piece. English & Squire also had RBI hits for Louisville.

In the circle, Sarah Cantley (8-2) pitched a complete game, gave up just 1 run on 1 hit, and struck out 3 for the Leopards. Cantley set down the Wildcats lineup in order through the first three innings.

Canton South (8-11, 6-8) Lead-Off hitter Sharon Williams broke up the perfect game with a lead-off double in the fourth inning. The hit nicked off the glove of a Louisville outfielder at the warning track in right-center. Williams stole third and then scored via a sacrifice fly by Calie Cook.

With the victory, the Lady Leopards have now defeated the Lady Wildcats in 16 straight meetings. Order Leopard Nation Highlight VideoLouisville leads the all-time series 46-20 over Canton South, which includes a 23-7 mark at home. The Lady Leopards have now finished undefeated at home in 4 of the past 5 seasons.

Louisville has now won 9 NBC Titles which eclipses the Springfield Spartans 8 NBC Championships for most all-time. To put it in perspective all other remaining NBC schools have only won a combined 9 as well (Marlington 7, Canton South 1, Carrollton 1).

Seniors Emily Cantley and Grace Jackson were honored prior to the contest. Escorted by their parents, the pair walked through a line of supportive teammates that ended with big hugs from Coach Stephanie Hofener and Head Coach Chet Givens. The two Senior girls were in fifth grade when Givens took over Louisville’s program in 2009. They are now the fifth straight Senior Class to win an NBC Title in every season of their high school careers.

Jackson also becomes just the fifth Leopard to letter in and win 3 League Titles in the same school year. The Leopard Nation Award list includes the following:

  • 2010-11 – Alyssa Jones (Volleyball, Basketball, Track)
  • 2010-11 – Brooke Mathie (Cross Country, Tennis, Track)
  • 2011-12 – Clara Lemmon (Cross Country, Basketball, Track)
  • 2012-13 – Jordan Monnot (Volleyball, Basketball, Softball)
  • 2015-16 – Grace Jackson (Volleyball, Basketball, Softball)

Louisville will look to clinch the NBC Outright Saturday Morning when they travel to Carrollton to take on the Warriors in the regular season finale.

UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next travel to Carrollton to take on the Warriors on Saturday, May 14 at 11:00 AM.

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VARSITY BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 11, WILDCATS 1, 5 INNINGS

Team 123-45–R-H-E

Canton South 000-10–1-1-2

Louisville 601-04–11-17-0

Canton Southmore stats
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Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Sharon Williams 2 1 1 0 0 0
Calie Cook 1 0 0 1 0 0
Alex Faeillo 2 0 0 0 0 0
Beth Myers 2 0 0 0 0 0
Shannon Moore 2 0 0 0 0 1
Emily Mitchell 2 0 0 0 0 2
Lindsay Martin 2 0 0 0 0 0
Sam Nichols 1 0 0 0 0 0
Taylor Catlett 1 0 0 0 0 0
Madison Stauffer
Totals 15 1 1 1 0 3
Batting

2B: Sharon Williams
TB: Sharon Williams 2
RBI: Calie Cook
SF: Calie Cook
SB: Sharon Williams

Totals

Team QAB: 7 (43.75%)
Sharon Williams, Emily Mitchell 2, Shannon Moore, Alex Faeillo 2, Calie Cook

Team LOB: 0

Fielding

E: Alex Faeillo 2

Canton Southmore stats
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Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Madison Stauffer 4.0 94 .564 17 11 11 1 4 2
Totals 4.0 94 .564 17 11 11 1 4 2
Pitching

L: Madison Stauffer
WP: Madison Stauffer 2
Pitches-Strikes: Madison Stauffer 94-53
Groundouts-Flyouts: Madison Stauffer 3-6
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Madison Stauffer 17-31

Louisvillemore stats
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Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Kaycee Ollis 3 0 2 0 0 0
Riley Bobo 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cassidy Glyder 0 1 0 0 1 0
Teagan Rice 3 1 2 0 1 1
Grace Jackson 3 0 0 0 1 0
Emily Cantley 3 1 3 2 1 0
Aliyah English 3 1 2 1 0 0
Savannah Miner 3 1 1 0 0 0
Rylee Squire 3 2 2 1 0 0
Peyton Mckeever 3 3 3 3 0 0
Leandra Givens 3 1 2 2 0 0
Sarah Cantley
Totals 27 11 17 9 4 1
Batting

2B: Aliyah English, Emily Cantley, Savannah Miner
HR: Leandra Givens, Peyton Mckeever
TB: Aliyah English 3, Rylee Squire 2, Emily Cantley 4, Kaycee Ollis 2, Leandra Givens 5, Savannah Miner 2, Teagan Rice 2, Peyton Mckeever 6
RBI: Aliyah English, Rylee Squire, Emily Cantley 2, Leandra Givens 2, Peyton Mckeever3
SB: Teagan Rice
CS: Teagan Rice
PIK: Kaycee Ollis

Totals

Team QAB: 23 (74.19%)
Aliyah English 2, Grace Jackson 2, Rylee Squire, Emily Cantley 3, Kaycee Ollis 3, Leandra Givens 3, Savannah Miner 2, Cassidy Glyder, Teagan Rice 3, Peyton Mckeever3

Team LOB: 5

Louisvillemore stats
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Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Sarah Cantley 5.0 57 .772 1 1 1 3 0 0
Totals 5.0 57 .772 1 1 1 3 0 0
Pitching

W: Sarah Cantley
Pitches-Strikes: Sarah Cantley 57-44
Groundouts-Flyouts: Sarah Cantley 4-8
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Sarah Cantley 13-16

Records: Louisville 20-6, 12-1; Canton South 8-11, 6-8

JV: Louisville 13, Canton South 3, 5 Innings

JV BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 13, WILDCATS 3, 5 INNINGS

Team 123-45–R-H-E

Canton South 000-30–3-2-1

Louisville 517-0X–13-14-2

Canton Southmore stats
EDIT
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
#21 3 0 0 0 0 0
#3 2 1 0 0 0 0
#26 2 1 0 0 0 0
#24 2 1 1 0 0 0
#16 2 0 0 0 0 1
#6 2 0 0 0 0 1
#14 2 0 1 2 0 0
#18 2 0 0 0 0 1
#23 2 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 19 3 2 2 0 4
Batting

TB: #24, #14
RBI: #14 2
ROE: #6, #26
HBP: #3

Totals

Team QAB: 8 (40.00%)
#21, #23, #24 2, #16 2, #14, #18

Team LOB: 2

Fielding

E: #3

Canton Southmore stats
EDIT
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
#16 4.0 73 .658 14 13 13 1 2 0
Totals 4.0 73 .658 14 13 13 1 2 0
Pitching

L: #16
HBP: #16
Pitches-Strikes: #16 73-48
Groundouts-Flyouts: #16 4-5
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: #16 19-28

Louisvillemore stats
EDIT
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Rachel Israel 3 2 1 0 1 0
Jessica Grindle 3 2 2 1 0 0
Justina Sirohman 2 3 2 3 0 0
Harley Mason 3 2 3 4 0 0
Lauren Bennett 3 2 2 1 0 0
Ellie Jackson 3 0 1 2 0 0
Mackenzie Kendrick 2 1 1 0 1 0
Abbey Metz 2 1 2 2 0 0
Jerzie Suydam 1 0 0 0 0 0
Olivia Monnot 3 0 0 0 0 1
Sierra Aral
Maddie Naugle
Totals 25 13 14 13 2 1
Batting

2B: Harley Mason 2
3B: Ellie Jackson, Harley Mason
TB: Ellie Jackson 3, Rachel Israel, Justina Sirohman 2, Harley Mason 7, Lauren Bennett2, Jessica Grindle 2, Abbey Metz 2, Mackenzie Kendrick
RBI: Ellie Jackson 2, Justina Sirohman 3, Harley Mason 4, Lauren Bennett, Jessica Grindle, Abbey Metz 2
FC: Olivia Monnot
HBP: Justina Sirohman
SB: Lauren Bennett, Abbey Metz, Mackenzie Kendrick
CS: Ellie Jackson

Totals

Team QAB: 15 (53.57%)
Ellie Jackson, Rachel Israel 2, Justina Sirohman 3, Harley Mason 3, Lauren Bennett, Jessica Grindle, Abbey Metz, Mackenzie Kendrick 2, Jerzie Suydam

Team LOB: 3

Fielding

E: Rachel Israel, Jessica Grindle

Louisvillemore stats
EDIT
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Harley Mason 4.0 62 .597 2 3 0 4 0 0
Totals 5.0 74 .581 2 3 0 4 0 0
Pitching

W: Harley Mason
HBP: Harley Mason
Pitches-Strikes: Harley Mason 62-37
Groundouts-Flyouts: Harley Mason 4-4
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Harley Mason 7-17

Records: Louisville 18-1, 11-0

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