Lady Leopards Hand Canton South First Loss, Now Alone In 1st

Grace Jackson Home Run Lousville Lady Leopards Softball 2013

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Louisville 10, Canton South 0, 6 Innings

Gianna Falcone pitched a 3-hit shutout and Chandler Rice hit a walk-off 2-run homer during the Lady Leopards 10-0, 6 inning victory over the previously undefeated Canton South Wildcats Thursday at the Field of Dreams. Grace Jackson also hit a 2-run homer for the Leopards who are now 8-1 overall and alone in first in the NBC at 6-0.

The Leopards were shutout for the first two innings, but then erupted in the third for six runs. Annie Woolf’s sacrifice fly scored Shelby Swigert to get Louisville on the board first.
Next, Jordan Monnot Beatty's Sports Softball Shirt 2013drove home Katie Cozy. Jackson followed by laying down a bunt single that allowed Rice to slide home safely to make it 3-0.

The big hit of the inning was Kylie Zifer’s 2-run double that scored both Monnot and Jackson to make it 5-0. Then Brooke Cox singled home Zifer after that.

Louisville’s other runs came via Jackson’s first career home run in the fifth and Rice’s school-leading 19th career home run in the sixth. Both were 2-run home runs over the left field fence. Lexi Givens and Cozy also came home via these rockets.

While the Leopards bats came alive, Falcone dominated on the mound. After allowing two runners in the first inning, she retired 16 of the next 17 Wildcat hitters. Falcone struck out the side in the fifth, finished with 8 strikeouts overall, and allowed just 3 hits in the contest.

The Leopards have now defeated the Wildcats in the last nine meetings and are 39-20 against them all-time. Louisville has now won their last 30 league games overall and has outscored NBC opponents 54-8 this season.

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LEOPARDS 10, WILDCATS 0, 6 Innings

Team 123-456–R-H-E

Canton South 000-000–0-3-5

Louisville 006-022–10-8-1


Hoover | 0-4 |

Swigert | 0-3 | BB, SB, Run

Cozy | 1-3 | 2B, SAC, 2 Runs

Rice | 1-4 | HR, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs

Woolf | 1-1 | 1B, SAC, HP, RBI

— Givens | 0-0 | Run

Monnot | 1-3 | 1B, RBI, Run

Jackson | 2-3 | HR, 1B, 3 RBIs, 2 Runs

Zifer | 2-3 | 2B, 1B, 2 RBIs, Run

Cox | 0-1 | SAC, BB, RBI


 Falcone W (8-1) | 6 Innings, 21 Batters Faced, 8 Strikeouts, 0 BB, 3 Hits, 0 Runs

UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next host the Hudson Explorers in a double header this Saturday, April 20 at 12 and 2 PM.


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