Jackson New Softball HR Queen, Givens Notches 100th NBC Win
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Louisville 11, Salem 0, 5 Innings
The Louisville Lady Leopards Varsity Softball team shutout the host Salem Quakers 11-0 in 5 Innings at Southeast Elementary School Thursday. With the win, Louisville improves to 9-5 overall and 7-1 in the NBC.
The seemingly routine road game was a historical one for the Lady Leopards Softball Program. Grace Jackson smacked a 2-run homer to left field to cap off a 6-run Louisville second inning. The blast was Jackson’s 28th career home run as she passed Katie Cozy’s career mark of 27 making her the new Lady Leopards Home Run Queen.
In addition, Chet Givens notched his 100th career NBC win as Head Coach of Louisville. The Lady Leopards are now 100-6 (.943) against the conference under his leadership since 2009. Givens also holds an overall record of 156-48 (.765) and has more wins than any two previous Louisville coaches.
In the circle, Morgan Harris pitched a complete game 1-hit shutout and struck out 8 in just 5 innings to lead the Lady Leopards. The Quakers only hit came off the bat of Clara Janofa in the fourth inning.
Teagan Rice hit a pair of 2-run singles and Kaycee Ollis finished 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead the Louisville offense. Emily Cantley also drove in a run and Peyton McKeever went 2-for-3 with a double and 2 RBIs.
The Lady Leopards are now 12-0 against the Quakers all-time, which includes a 5-0 mark at Salem. Louisville has now shutout Salem in 8 of their past 10 meetings overall and have outscored them in the all-time series 167-6.
UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next host the Canfield Cardinals on Saturday, April 23 at 1:00 PM.