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Louisville Splits with Mustangs in (HR) Derby Twin Bill – Softball

Brooke Brendle Louisville Leopards Vs. Massillon Tigers Softball 2021

Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdOn the same day as the annual Kentucky Derby held in Louisville, Kentucky, the Lady Leopards Varsity Softball Team hosted the Lady Mustangs of Claymont for what turned out to be a (home run) derby of their own in Louisville, Ohio. The two teams treated the base paths like a race track as they combined for 9 home runs, 37 runs, and 55 hits in their double header split Saturday at West Main Vet Clinic Field.

Claymont defeated Louisville in game one 11-5 before the Lady Leopards earned a 12-9 victory in game two. Louisville now sits at an even 10-10 on the season heading into this weekend’s tournament draw.



Game 1: Claymont 11, Louisville 5

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Samantha's Grill AdSenior centerfielder Kaylee Nolte batted 2-for-4, scored a pair of runs, and hit a 2-run homer over the left field fence that tied the game at 2-2 in the first inning.

Five different Lady Leopards recorded multi-hit games led by junior designated hitter Jenna Collins who finished 3-for-4 at the dish. Freshman shortstop Matti Benson, junior left fielder Katie Porter, and senior first baseman Lauren Stillwagon all tallied 2 hits each for Louisville as well.


Mustangs Slug 5 Home Runs

Jenny Can Cleaning AdThe Lady Mustangs slugged 5 home runs in response en rout to building an 11-3 advantage in the top of the seventh. Senior centerfielder Jordan Gibson and sophomore left fielder Gracee Hudnall smashed 2 homers each, and senior first baseman Hannah Snyder hit the final home run. 

Gibson put Claymont in front 3-2 on a solo homer to left field in the third inning. Hudnall later extended the Mustang advantage with a 2-out, 2-run homer to left field in the fifth to up the margin to 5-2.

Gibson and Hudnall would hit back-to-back home runs on four pitches to begin Claymont’s 4-run seventh inning. After senior catcher Brooklyn Poland walked, Snyder cracked a 2-run homer over the center field fence to put the Mustangs in front 11-3 with no one out in the seventh.


Leopards Fight to the End

Louisville City School District Levy 2021 - Issue 13 AdThe Lady Leopards didn’t surrender game one without a fight in the last of the seventh. Collins singled home Benson to cut the deficit to 11-4. Then Porter hit a 2-out double to left field that scored Nolte from third. That would be as close as LHS would get as they would fall 11-5.

Louisville’s only other run came in the bottom of the sixth. Sophomore second baseman Shelby Mayle reached base via an infield error which allowed fellow sophomore Kendra Thomas to score from third to cut the deficit to 7-3.


Each Team Records 11 Hits

Hits were an even 11-11 for the game. Gibson pounded out 3 while also scoring 3 runs for the Mustangs. Sophomore right fielder MaKena Brown also finished 2-for-4 and scored on an error to open the scoring for the game. Poland followed in the opening frame with a single to plate Gibson from third that put CHS in front 2-0.

This was the first ever meeting between the two schools in varsity softball.



Game 2: Louisville 12, Claymont 9

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The Lady Leopards pounded out 20 hits en rout to victory in game two. Junior designated hitter Jenna Collins finished a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with 3 RBIs. Senior first baseman Lauren Stillwagon went 4-for-5 at the dish with a double and scored 2 runs. Senior centerfielder Kaylee Nolte also finished 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, 3 RBIs, and 4 runs scored for Louisville.

The entire Leopard lineup recorded hits during the game. Freshman shortstop Matti Benson, junior second baseman Shelby Mayle, and junior left fielder Katie Porter all tallied 2 hits each. Benson, junior catcher Brooke Brendle, and Porter all drove in 2 runs each as well.

In the circle, sophomore starting pitcher Kendra Thomas went the distance in earning her second victory of the season


Benson Ties Freshman Record with 6th Homer

My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdBenson hit the Lady Leopards only home run of the game on a solo shot with 1-out in the bottom of the sixth that upped the LHS lead to 11-9. The homer was Benson’s sixth of the season tying her with Louisville alum Katie Cozy (2012-2015) for the team freshman record.

The Lady Leopards have now blasted 15 home runs this season. More importantly, the homer provided some insurance for Louisville after they had watched their 10-4 advantage shrink to 10-9.


Poland Drives in 7 Runs for Claymont

Senior catcher Brooklyn Poland was the reason that the Leopard lead shrunk so quickly. Trailing 10-5 with 2 outs in the top of the sixth, Poland hit a grand slam to center field to bring the Mustangs within a single run. The homer was her second of the game and the seventh on the day for Claymont as a team.

Poland would finish with 7 runs batted in for the game. Her sacrifice fly brought home senior centerfielder Jordan Gibson to break the ice in the opening inning. Poland then chopped into the Louisville lead with a 2-run homer to left field in the third that got the Lady Mustangs within 7-4.

Claymont finished with 13 hits as a team. Sophomore right fielder MaKena Brown finished 3-for-5 with an RBI double in the fourth inning that cut the Leopard lead in half at 10-5. Senior first baseman Hannah Snyder went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the opening inning. Junior third baseman Lexi Greer and sophomore left fielder Gracee Hudnall also recorded multi-hit games and combined for 5 of the Mustangs 10 runs.

UP NEXT: The Louisville Leopards Softball Team will next host the New Philadelphia Quakers on Monday, May 3 at 5:00 PM.


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VARSITY SOFTBALL BOX SCORE GAME 1

MUSTANGS 11, LEOPARDS 5

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

201-022-4—11-11-2

200-001-2—5-11-3

CLAYMONT MUSTANGS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
MaKena Brown422000
Jordan Gibson433200
Gracee Hudnall422300
Brooklyn Poland311110
Hannah Snyder411200
Savanna Morris400000
Nadia Alleshouse411002
Lani Abbuhl310011
Lexi Greer401200
Meadow Duvall
Totals3411111023
Batting

HR: Jordan Gibson 2, Gracee Hudnall 2, Hannah Snyder
TB: MaKena Brown 2, Jordan Gibson 9, Gracee Hudnall 8, Brooklyn Poland, Hannah Snyder 4, Nadia Alleshouse, Lexi Greer
RBI: Jordan Gibson 2, Gracee Hudnall 3, Brooklyn Poland, Hannah Snyder 2, Lexi Greer 2
ROE: Savanna Morris, Lani Abbuhl
FC: Nadia Alleshouse

Totals

Team QAB: 14 (38.89%)
MaKena Brown 2, Jordan Gibson 2, Gracee Hudnall 3, Brooklyn Poland 2, Hannah Snyder, Savanna Morris, Nadia Alleshouse, Lani Abbuhl, Lexi Greer

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: Lexi Greer 2

CLAYMONT MUSTANGS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Meadow Duvall7.090.6221155111
Totals7.090.6221155111
Pitching

W: Meadow Duvall
Pitches-Strikes: Meadow Duvall 90-56
Groundouts-Flyouts: Meadow Duvall 10-7
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Meadow Duvall 16-34

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Matti Benson322010
Kaylee Nolte422200
Lauren Stillwagon402000
-Kendra Thomas010000
Jenna Collins403100
Kenzi Denzer400001
Katie Porter402100
Shelby Mayle400100
Kat Frase200000
-Brooke Brendle100000
Brooke Haren300000
Cloie Ensley
Totals33511511
Batting

2B: Katie Porter
3B: Lauren Stillwagon
HR: Kaylee Nolte
TB: Matti Benson 2, Jenna Collins 3, Kaylee Nolte 5, Katie Porter 3, Lauren Stillwagon 4
RBI: Jenna Collins, Shelby Mayle, Kaylee Nolte 2, Katie Porter
ROE: Brooke Haren, Shelby Mayle
FC: Brooke Brendle, Kenzi Denzer
SB: Matti Benson

Totals

Team QAB: 15 (44.12%)
Matti Benson 2, Jenna Collins 2, Kenzi Denzer 2, Shelby Mayle 2, Kaylee Nolte 2, Katie Porter 3, Lauren Stillwagon 2

Team LOB: 8

Fielding

E: Matti Benson, Kenzi Denzer, Shelby Mayle

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Cloie Ensley7.090.622111111325
Totals7.090.622111111325
Pitching

L: Cloie Ensley
Pitches-Strikes: Cloie Ensley 90-56
Groundouts-Flyouts: Cloie Ensley 8-9
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Cloie Ensley 20-36

Records: Louisville 9-10



VARSITY SOFTBALL BOX SCORE GAME 2

LEOPARDS 12, MUSTANGS 9

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Claymont 202-104-0–9-13-1

Louisville 253-002-X–12-20-1

CLAYMONT MUSTANGS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
MaKena Brown513100
Jordan Gibson411000
Gracee Hudnall332000
Brooklyn Poland322700
Hannah Snyder402100
Savanna Morris301010
Nadia Alleshouse300010
Lani Abbuhl400001
Lexi Greer422000
Meadow Duvall
Haley Fellows
Totals33913921
Batting

2B: MaKena Brown
HR: Brooklyn Poland 2
Grand slam: Brooklyn Poland
TB: MaKena Brown 4, Jordan Gibson, Gracee Hudnall 2, Brooklyn Poland 8, Hannah Snyder 2, Savanna Morris, Lexi Greer 2
RBI: MaKena Brown, Brooklyn Poland 7, Hannah Snyder
SF: Brooklyn Poland
ROE: Savanna Morris
FC: Gracee Hudnall
HBP: Gracee Hudnall
SB: Gracee Hudnall

Totals

Team QAB: 18 (48.65%)
MaKena Brown 3, Gracee Hudnall 2, Brooklyn Poland 3, Hannah Snyder, Savanna Morris 2, Nadia Alleshouse 2, Lani Abbuhl 3, Lexi Greer 2

Team LOB: 7

Fielding

E: Lexi Greer

CLAYMONT MUSTANGS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Haley Fellows1.235.657975000
Meadow Duvall4.165.6001155111
Totals6.0100.620201210111
Pitching

L: Haley Fellows
HBP: Meadow Duvall
Pitches-Strikes: Meadow Duvall 65-39, Haley Fellows 35-23
Groundouts-Flyouts: Meadow Duvall 6-4, Haley Fellows 2-3
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Meadow Duvall 16-26, Haley Fellows 11-15

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Matti Benson322200
Kaylee Nolte543300
Lauren Stillwagon524000
Jenna Collins414300
Katie Porter502200
Brooke Brendle401200
Shelby Mayle312010
Kendra Thomas411001
Kenzi Denzer311000
Brooke Haren
Totals3612201211
Batting

2B: Matti Benson, Kaylee Nolte 2, Katie Porter, Lauren Stillwagon
HR: Matti Benson
TB: Matti Benson 6, Brooke Brendle, Jenna Collins 4, Kenzi Denzer, Shelby Mayle 2, Kaylee Nolte 5, Katie Porter 3, Lauren Stillwagon 5, Kendra Thomas
RBI: Matti Benson 2, Brooke Brendle 2, Jenna Collins 3, Kaylee Nolte 3, Katie Porter 2
SAC: Kenzi Denzer
SF: Matti Benson, Jenna Collins
ROE: Kaylee Nolte
FC: Brooke Brendle, Katie Porter
HBP: Matti Benson
SB: Matti Benson

Totals

Team QAB: 25 (60.98%)
Matti Benson 4, Brooke Brendle 2, Jenna Collins 4, Kenzi Denzer, Shelby Mayle 3, Kaylee Nolte 3, Katie Porter 3, Lauren Stillwagon 5

Team LOB: 11

Fielding

E: Kenzi Denzer

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Kendra Thomas7.095.6111399122
Totals7.095.6111399122
Pitching

W: Kendra Thomas
HBP: Kendra Thomas
WP: Kendra Thomas
Pitches-Strikes: Kendra Thomas 95-58
Groundouts-Flyouts: Kendra Thomas 3-15
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Kendra Thomas 21-37

Records: Louisville 10-10

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