Softball Wins See-Saw Opener Against West Branch

Louisville 7, West Branch 6

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Softball team won a back-and-forth battle with the visiting West Branch Warriors 7-6 Tuesday Evening in the season opener.

Morgan Harris singled to right field in the bottom of the sixth, and after a West Branch error, Lexi Givens Beatty's Sports Louisville Leopards Softball Shirt 2015scored the go-ahead run on the play. An inning before, Grace Jackson’s high fly ball carried over the center field fence for a 2-run game-tying home run making it 6-6. Jackson would finish 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored to lead Louisville.

The Leopards jumped on the Warriors early with four runs in the bottom of the first. Jackson doubled home Peyton McKeever, Katie Cozy singled home Jackson, Emily Cantley pounded an RBI triple, and Rylie Squire provided an RBI single.

West Branch followed that with six unanswered runs, but only three of them were earned. Sarah Weber drove in three runs and Maddie Pidgeon had 2 hits to lead the Warriors. Louisville would rally back after that and Harris would shutdown West Branch during the final three innings to earn the win in the circle.

With the victory, the Lady Leopards have now defeated the Lady Warriors in 22 consecutive meetings dating back to 2004. Louisville now leads the all-time series 42-15 and the Lady Leps have now won 53 straight NBC games.

UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next host the Perry Panthers on Wednesday, April 1 at 5:00 PM.

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BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 7, WARRIORS 6

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

West Branch 013-200-0–6-8-2

Louisville 400-021-X–7-9-2

NOTE: West Branch’s individual stats may be inaccurate in terms of substitutions.

WEST BRANCH WARRIORS BATTING STATISTICS
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Jenny Stuart 3 1 1 0 1 0
Sarah Weber 4 1 1 3 0 0
Kylie Coffelt 4 0 1 0 0 1
PlayerA 4 0 0 0 0 0
Kelsey Byers 2 1 1 0 0 0
Maddie Pidgeon 3 0 2 1 1 0
Danny Lough 4 1 1 0 0 0
PlayerE 2 1 0 0 1 0
Trisha Rinaldi 2 1 1 0 0 0
PlayerB 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 28 6 8 4 3 1
Batting

2B: Danny Lough, Kelsey Byers
TB: Jenny Stuart, Maddie Pidgeon 2, Sarah Weber, Kylie Coffelt, Danny Lough 2, Kelsey Byers 2, Trisha Rinaldi
RBI: Maddie Pidgeon, Sarah Weber 3
SAC: Trisha Rinaldi
ROE: Sarah Weber 2
HBP: Kelsey Byers 2
GIDP: Danny Lough
SB: Jenny Stuart, Maddie Pidgeon, Sarah Weber, Trisha Rinaldi, PlayerB

Totals

Team QAB: 21 (61.76%)
Jenny Stuart 2, Maddie Pidgeon 3, Sarah Weber 2, Kylie Coffelt 2, Danny Lough 4, Kelsey Byers, Trisha Rinaldi 2, PlayerA 3, PlayerE 2

Team LOB: 8

Fielding

E: Kylie Coffelt 2

WEST BRANCH WARRIORS PITCHING STATISTICS
Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Sarah Weber 6.0 84 20 9 7 6 0 5 1 .762
Totals 6.0 84 20 9 7 6 0 5 1 .762
Pitching

Pitches-Strikes: Sarah Weber 84-64
Groundouts-Flyouts: Sarah Weber 5-7
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Sarah Weber 23-27

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BATTING STATISTICS
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Peyton McKeever 3 1 1 0 0 1
Kylie Zifer 3 1 1 0 0 0
Grace Jackson 3 2 2 3 0 0
Katie Cozy 3 1 1 1 0 0
Emily Cantley 3 1 1 1 0 2
Rylie Squire 3 0 1 1 0 0
Lexi Givens 3 1 1 0 0 0
Morgan Harris 3 0 1 0 0 0
Savannah Miner 3 0 0 0 0 2
Ellie Jackson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 27 7 9 6 0 5
Batting

2B: Grace Jackson
3B: Emily Cantley
HR: Grace Jackson
TB: Kylie Zifer, Grace Jackson 6, Lexi Givens, Katie Cozy, Emily Cantley 3, Morgan Harris, Peyton Mckeever, Rylie Squire
RBI: Grace Jackson 3, Katie Cozy, Emily Cantley, Rylie Squire
FC: Lexi Givens
SB: Peyton Mckeever

Totals

Team QAB: 16 (59.26%)
Kylie Zifer 3, Grace Jackson 2, Lexi Givens 2, Katie Cozy, Emily Cantley 3, Morgan Harris 2, Peyton Mckeever, Rylie Squire 2

Team LOB: 2

Fielding

E: Lexi Givens, Katie Cozy
DP: Katie Cozy

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY PITCHING
Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Morgan Harris 7.0 110 48 8 6 3 3 1 0 .564
Totals 7.0 110 48 8 6 3 3 1 0 .564
Pitching

W: Morgan Harris
HBP: Morgan Harris 2
WP: Morgan Harris
Pitches-Strikes: Morgan Harris 110-62
Groundouts-Flyouts: Morgan Harris 9-9
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Morgan Harris 18-34

 Records: Louisville 1-0, 1-0; West Branch 0-1, 0-1

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