BASEBALL: Leopards Get Lost Against Explorers, Fall 16-2
Hudson 16, Louisville 2
The Leopards did enough to make the game go all seven innings, but the Hudson Explorers still dominated Louisville 16-2.
The lone bright spot in the game for the Leps came in the fourth inning. Chad Neff doubled in Jeremy White to remove the goose egg from the home side of the scoreboard. Two batters later, Bryan Adams singled home Neff to cut the Explorers lead to 5-2. Adams finished the day 2-for-3 with a double later on in the seventh, but that was really it for the Leopards offense that only managed five hits in the game.
Hudson scored 16 runs on 13 hits and took advantage of several Louisville errors in the field. Leopards’ pitching gave up seven walks and the Explorers seemed to find all the gaps in the field, no matter how small. Five run fifths and sixths put the game way out of reach as the Explorers eventually won 16-2.
Mercifully for the Leopards, game two was called due to the weather. Louisville will look to rebound against Central Catholic on Monday.
EXPLORERS 16, LEOPARDS 2
2B: M Ramsay 2, C Tosino, N Andrasik
TB: W Stribrny, J Benchek 2, M Ramsay 4, N Shaw, M Lewandowski,C Tosino 2, N Andrasik 4, D Nelson, J Taylor
RBI: M Ramsay 3, M Lewandowski, C Tosino 5, N Andrasik 5
SF: M Ramsay
ROE: N Shaw, M Campbell, C Tosino
FC: M Ramsay, M Lewandowski, D Moran
HBP: W Stribrny
GIDP: D Nelson
SB: W Stribrny 2
CS: D Nelson
PO: J Taylor
Quality At Bats
Team Total: 14 (31.11%)
W Stribrny 2 , J Benchek , M Ramsay 2 , N Shaw 2 , M Lewandowski ,C Tosino 2 , N Andrasik 4
DP: J Benchek, M Campbell 2, N Shaw 2
2B: C Neff, B Adams
TB: D Stertzbach, J White, C Neff 2, B Adams 3
RBI: C Neff, B Adams
FC: J White
GIDP: C Duckworth, A Nees
CS: C Duckworth
Quality At Bats
Team Total: 13 (48.15%)
M Kelly , D Stertzbach , J White , J Crank , C Neff , C Duckworth 2 , B Adams 4 ,A Nees 2
E: J White, M Kelly, J Duvall
DP: M Kelly, J Crank
Pitches-Strikes: E Kuczek 95-55
Groundouts-Flyouts: E Kuczek 9-6
First-pitch strikes-Batters faced: E Kuczek 15-28
Hit batters: R Groves
Pitches-Strikes: J Duvall 127-61, R Groves 25-15
Groundouts-Flyouts: J Duvall 8-6, R Groves 0-1
First-pitch strikes-Batters faced: J Duvall 15-36, R Groves 4-9
RECORDS: Hudson 14-5, Louisville 13-7
NEXT UP: The Leopards will host the Canton Central Catholic Crusaders on Monday, May 9 at 4:30. JV will play CCC at the same on the road at 4:30 and the freshman squad will travel to Wadsworth to play the Grizzlies at 5:00.
JV RESULT: Hudson 1, Louisville 0, Game Called in the top of the 10th.