Leopards Overcome Early Deficit, Blow Past Cardinals 11-4 – Softball

Sydney McKeever Louisville Leopards Softball Tournamen 2018 Vs. Lake Blue Streaks

Louisville 11, Canfield 4

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Softball Team rallied back from a 4-run first inning deficit to defeat the visiting Canfield Cardinals 11-4 Thursday Evening at the Diamond of Dreams. With the victory, Louisville improves to 11-2 on the year and extends their current winning streak to 6 games heading into the Duhon Tournament this weekend in Massillon.

Kaylee Nolte batted 3-for-4, drove in 4 runs, and scored a pair of runs to lead the Lady Leopards. Nolte singled home Kaycee Ollis in the opening inning to start her evening. Then doubled to begin the fifth inning and came home via a single by Sarah Cantley. She topped her day off with a 3-run homer to center field that gave the Lady Leopards a commanding 11-4 lead that they would take to the end. The dinger was Nolte’s third of the season and Louisville’s 17th as a team for the year.

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Sydney McKeever also had a 3-hit day with a pair of RBIs and 3 runs scored. Trailing 4-0, McKeever started the Leopards comeback by beating out a ground ball to third base for an infield single in the bottom of the first. She made history two pitches later when she swiped second base to record the 50th stolen base of her varsity career. Teagan Rice singled on a the following pitch and McKeever sped in to score from second to get Louisville on the board.

McKeever reached on an error in the second inning which allowed Justina Sirohman and Lexi Zavarelle to score on the play to tie the game at 4-4. Ollis hit a sacrifice fly to plate McKeever for the go-ahead run two batters later.

Ollis finished a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with a double and 2-out RBI single in the fifth to put the Lady Leopards ahead 6-4. Louisville out-hit Canfield 15-3 as a team. Rice and Zavarelle both batted 2-for-3 for the evening as well.

With the victory, the Leopards have now won 3 out of their last 4 against the Cardinals. Louisville is now 5-2 against Canfield all-time which includes a 3-1 mark at home.

UP NEXT: The Louisville Leopards Softball Team will next compete at the Duhon Tournament at Genshaft Park in Massillon this weekend. 

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VARSITY SOFTBALL BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 11, CARDINALS 4

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Canfield 400-000-0–4-3-2

Louisville 230-114-X–11-15-3

CANFIELD CARDINALS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Jadallaz210010
Gomez311002
Kelly210012
Kovach211011
Crissman200001
Orlovsky300001
Ferarro301201
Valcav300002
Kinnick200000
Kelly100000
Totals23432310
Batting

2B: Kovach 
TB: Gomez, Ferarro, Kovach 2 
RBI: Ferarro 2 
SAC: Crissman 
ROE: Jadallaz 
CS: Jadallaz 

Totals

Team QAB: 14 (51.85%) 
Jadallaz, Gomez, Kelly, Crissman 3, Orlovsky, Ferarro 2, Kinnick, Kovach 3, Kelly 

Team LOB: 2

Fielding

E: Orlovsky 
DP: Valcav 

CANFIELD CARDINALS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Crissman6.085.62414118031
Totals6.085.62414118031
Pitching

L: Crissman 
WP: Crissman 
Pitches-Strikes: Crissman 85-53 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Crissman 2-10 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Crissman 20-33 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Sydney McKeever433200
Teagan Rice312110
Kaycee Ollis222210
Kaylee Nolte423400
Sarah Cantley402100
Alex Fankhauser300010
Shae Thomas300000
Justina Sirohman311000
Lexi Zavarelle322000
Ashley Zifer000000
Lauren Bennett
Totals2911151030
Batting

2B: Kaylee Nolte, Kaycee Ollis, Teagan Rice 
HR: Kaylee Nolte 
TB: Sarah Cantley 2, Sydney McKeever 3, Kaylee Nolte 7, Kaycee Ollis 3, Teagan Rice 3, Justina Sirohman, Lexi Zavarelle 2 
RBI: Sarah Cantley, Sydney McKeever 2, Kaylee Nolte 4, Kaycee Ollis 2, Teagan Rice 
SF: Kaycee Ollis 
ROE: Justina Sirohman 
FC: Shae Thomas 
SB: Sydney McKeever, Justina Sirohman 
PIK: Justina Sirohman 

Totals

Team QAB: 16 (48.48%) 
Sarah Cantley, Alex Fankhauser 3, Kaylee Nolte 2, Kaycee Ollis 4, Teagan Rice 2, Justina Sirohman, Shae Thomas 2, Lexi Zavarelle 

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: Sydney McKeever, Kaylee Nolte, Lexi Zavarelle 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Shae Thomas0.237.486243130
Sarah Cantley6.182.720100900
Totals7.0119.6473431030
Pitching

W: Sarah Cantley (8-1)
WP: Shae Thomas 
Pitches-Strikes: Sarah Cantley 82-59, Shae Thomas 37-18 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Sarah Cantley 2-6, Shae Thomas 0-1 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Sarah Cantley 16-20, Shae Thomas 3-7 

Records: Louisville 11-2

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