Cozy Becomes New HR Queen as Softball Smashes South

Katie Cozy Louisville Leopards Softball Home Run Queen

Louisville 10, Canton South 1

The Louisville Leopards slugged their way past the visiting Canton South Wildcats 10-1 Thursday Evening at LHS. With the win, Louisville improves to 13-6 overall and 9-1 in NBC play.

Katie Cozy and Grace Jackson each homered twice to lead the Leopards. Cozy’s solo homer to left in the bottom of the third was the 21st of her career making her LHS’s new Home Run Queen. Chandler Rice previously held the career record with 20.

Jackson would finished 4-for-4 with 4 extra base-hits (2 doubles, 2 homers) and 6 runs batted in. Her 2-Beatty's Sports Louisville Leopards Softball Shirt 2015run homer in the fourth inning was the 18th of her career surpassing Desi Givens for third place on the all-time LHS Career home run list. Jackson would later hit a towering fly ball to center field in the sixth for her 9th home run of the season & her third multi-homer game of her career.

Not to be outdone, Cozy batted next and ripped her second home run of the contest over the left field fence to make it 10-1 Leopards. For Cozy, it was also her third multi-homer game of her career and first since 2012 (Vs. Minerva and at Salem). Louisville has hit 21 home runs this year as a team.

In the circle, Morgan Harris pitched a complete game, gave up 0 earned runs on just 3 hits, and struck out 6 for the Leopards. Harris improves to to 6-0 against the NBC this season.

With the victory, Louisville has now defeated Canton South in 14 straight meetings. The Lady Leopards now lead the all-time series 44-20, which includes a 21-7 record at home.

UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next host the Hudson Explorers on Friday, May 1 at 5:00 PM.

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VARSITY BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 10, WILDCATS 1

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Canton South 000-100-0–1-3-5

Louisville 131-203-X–10-9-3

CANTON SOUTH WILDCATS BATTING
BattingABRHRBIBBK
Cook301000
Mitchell200010
#1000000
Zwick211011
Myers301001
Moore300000
Faiello300000
Forshey200001
#44100001
Madden300002
Martin300000
Totals2513026
Batting

TB: Cook, Zwick, Myers
ROE: Myers, Moore, Martin
FC: Moore
CS: Martin, #1

Totals

Team QAB: 9 (33.33%)
Cook 2, Mitchell, Zwick 2, Myers, Moore, Madden 2

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: Mitchell 2, Moore, Madden, Morris

 

CANTON SOUTH WILDCATS PITCHING
PitchingIP#PTBHRERBBKHRS%
Cook5.1120539107244.558
Martin0.251000000.800
Totals6.0125549107244.568
Pitching

HBP: Cook 3
Pitches-Strikes: Cook 120-67, Martin 5-4
Groundouts-Flyouts: Cook 5-3, Martin 1-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Cook 10-30, Martin 2-2

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BATTING
BattingABRHRBIBBK
Kylie Zifer320011
Grace Jackson434600
Katie Cozy423200
Emily Cantley400000
Lexi Givens200000
Aliyah English210000
Mary Lombardi101000
Savannah Miner300001
Peyton McKeever210011
Leandra Givens110001
Ellie Jackson101000
Totals27109824
Batting

2B: Grace Jackson 2, Katie Cozy
HR: Grace Jackson 2, Katie Cozy 2
TB: Grace Jackson 12, Katie Cozy 10, Ellie Jackson, Mary Lombardi
RBI: Grace Jackson 6, Katie Cozy 2
ROE: Savannah Miner, Kylie Zifer, Aliyah English 2
HBP: Lexi Givens 2, Leandra Givens
SB: Grace Jackson
CS: Aliyah English
PIK: Grace Jackson, Ellie Jackson

Totals

Team QAB: 22 (68.75%)
Savannah Miner 2, Kylie Zifer 3, Grace Jackson 4, Lexi Givens, Katie Cozy 3, Emily Cantley, Leandra Givens, Aliyah English, Ellie Jackson, Peyton McKeever 2, Mary Lombardi

Team LOB: 2

Fielding

E: Lexi Givens, Emily Cantley, Peyton McKeever

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS PITCHING
PitchingIP#PTBHRERBBKHRS%
Morgan Harris7.011747310260.598
Totals7.011747310260.598
Pitching

W: Morgan Harris (6-3)
Pitches-Strikes: Morgan Harris 117-70
Groundouts-Flyouts: Morgan Harris 7-5
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Morgan Harris 16-27

 Records: Louisville 13-6, 9-1; Canton South 5-8, 2-7

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