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Cantley, Thomas Combine for No-Hitter as Leopards Soar Past Eagles – Softball

Sarah Cantley Louisville Leopards Softball 2017 Vs. Alliance Aviators

Louisville 11, GlenOak 0, 5 Innings

My Fit Life Personal Trainer AdSarah Cantley and Shae Thomas combined for a five inning no-hitter as the Louisville Leopards soared past the visiting GlenOak Golden Eagles 11-0 Tuesday at the Diamond of Dreams. With the win, Louisville is now 2-1 on the year.

Cantley started and pitched a perfect first two innings in retiring all 6 batters she faced and striking out 2. The Lady Leopards offense erupted for 10 runs in the bottom of the second inning to give the blue and white a significant advantage. Shae Thomas took over the circle from Cantley after that and finished out the final three innings to record the victory. Thomas allowed a single runner in each inning via two walks and a hit batsmen, but did not allow a hit. She also fanned 4 en rout to the no-no.

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This is just the second combined no-hitter in team history. The duo of Kirsten Wharmby and Morgan Harris held the Salem Quakers hitless on the road in a 9-0 victory on April 20, 2017. This was the first time Thomas contributed in a no-hitter for the Lady Leopards, while Cantley has thrown 4 solo no-hitters previously.

Overall this is the 12th recorded no-hitter in team history and second ever by Louisville against GlenOak. Gianna Falcone also no-hit the Golden Eagles in a 5-inning no-hitter during a 10-0 Leopard victory in the second game of a double header on March 24, 2012. In game one of that double header, Louisville also put up double digits in the second inning with 13 runs against GlenOak in an 18-2 thrashing.

Louisville likely set a team record when they scored 10 two-out runs in the bottom of the second inning Tuesday. Cantley walked to start the frame and Justina Sirohman followed with a bunt single to third. The next batter popped out and a fielder’s choice recorded the second out in the next at-bat.

Then the onslaught began. Sydney McKeever tripled to right field scoring Sirohman and Lexi Zavarelle to put the Leopards on the board. Teagan Rice singled home McKeever three pitches later and Kaycee Ollis brought her around via another triple to right field to put LHS ahead 4-0.

Alex Fankhauser followed and worked the count full. On the payoff pitch, Fankhauser ripped a 2-run homer over the left field fence to give Louisville a commanding 6-0 advantage. She would finish 2-for-2 on the evening to lead the Leopards.

The bases were cleared, but the Leopards weren’t finished. Kaylee Nolte hit the third triple of the inning which again went to right field. Cantley walked to put runners on the corners before Sirohman recorded her second hit of the inning. Her RBI double brought home Nolte and put courtesy runner Katie Porter in scoring position on third. Lauren Bennett hit a 2-run double on the next pitch to bring in Porter and Sirohman. Zavarelle then knocked Bennett home on a single to center to make it a 10-run inning for Louisville. 

The Leopards have now defeated the Golden Eagles in four straight meetings and have taken 13 out of the last 16 against GlenOak overall. LHS still trails the all-time series 16-21 with a 9-10 mark in he confines of Louisville.

UP NEXT: The Louisville Leopards Softball Team will next host the Carrollton Warriors on Wednesday, April 3 at 5:00 PM.

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VARSITY SOFTBALL BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 11, GOLDEN EAGLES 0, 5 INNINGS

Team 123-45–R-H-E

GlenOak 000-00–0-0-1

Louisville 0(10)0-1X–11-10-0

GLENOAK GOLDEN EAGLES SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
M Marraccini200001
B Krum100000
J Cholley200001
R Grimm200001
O Vramich200000
A Robinson100001
K Boran100001
A Hamilton100010
L Pollard000010
A Burick200001
Totals1400026
Batting

SAC: L Pollard 
FC: O Vramich 
HBP: B Krum 

Totals

Team QAB: 7 (38.89%) 
M Marraccini, J Cholley, A Hamilton, L Pollard 2, A Burick 2 

Team LOB: 3

Fielding

E: A Robinson 

GLENOAK GOLDEN EAGLES SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
J Cholley4.097.57710116341
Totals4.097.57710117341
Pitching

L: J Cholley 
Pitches-Strikes: J Cholley 97-56 
Groundouts-Flyouts: J Cholley 5-2 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: J Cholley 12-26 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Sydney McKeever311200
Teagan Rice211110
Kaycee Ollis311100
Alex Fankhauser212210
Kaylee Nolte211001
Lauren Stillwagon100001
Sarah Cantley000020
Shae Thomas101000
Justina Sirohman322101
Lauren Bennett311200
Lexi Zavarelle211100
Ashley Zifer010000
Katie Porter010000
Totals2211111043
Batting

2B: Lauren Bennett, Justina Sirohman, Shae Thomas 
3B: Sydney McKeever, Kaylee Nolte, Kaycee Ollis 
HR: Alex Fankhauser 
TB: Lauren Bennett 2, Alex Fankhauser 5, Sydney McKeever 3, Kaylee Nolte 3, Kaycee Ollis 3, Teagan Rice, Justina Sirohman 3, Shae Thomas 2, Lexi Zavarelle 
RBI: Lauren Bennett 2, Alex Fankhauser 2, Sydney McKeever 2, Kaycee Ollis, Teagan Rice, Justina Sirohman, Lexi Zavarelle 
ROE: Kaylee Nolte 
FC: Lexi Zavarelle 
PIK: Lexi Zavarelle 

Totals

Team QAB: 16 (61.54%) 
Lauren Bennett 2, Sarah Cantley 2, Alex Fankhauser 3, Sydney McKeever 2, Kaycee Ollis, Teagan Rice 2, Justina Sirohman 2, Shae Thomas, Lexi Zavarelle 

Team LOB: 3

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Sarah Cantley2.017.824000200
Shae Thomas3.059.542000420
Totals5.076.605000620
Pitching

W: Shae Thomas (1-1)
HBP: Shae Thomas 
WP: Shae Thomas 
Pitches-Strikes: Sarah Cantley 17-14, Shae Thomas 59-32 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Sarah Cantley 2-2, Shae Thomas 4-0 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Sarah Cantley 5-6, Shae Thomas 4-12 

Records: Louisville 2-1

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