Lady Leps Feeling “Cozy” at Home, Blast Minerva 10-0
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Louisville 10, Minerva 0, 5 innings
Katie Cozy hit two home runs and just missed hitting a third as the Louisville Lady Leopards defeated the visiting Minerva Lady Lions 10-0 in five innings Tuesday evening. Brittany Flanigan also pitched 5 shutout innings, struck out 6, and the Leopards sat down 15 Lions in 16 at-bats.
Carlee Baumgardner’s two-out two-run single in the bottom of the fifth brought home both Amy Hoover and a sliding Brooke Cox to clinch the victory for the Lady Leopards. The win leaves Louisville 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the NBC.
The exception to that rule was Cozy, a fellow Freshman, who planted Eberling’s 1-2 pitch into the baby pine tree in right-center. Cozy later went yard to lead off the third inning by one-hopping a pitch into the parking lot. License? Registration? PROOF OF INSURANCE? You might need it if you park there this season. 5-0 Leopards.
Louisville also tacked on three runs in the second inning. Jordan Monnot and Hoover singled aboard before Brooke Cox & Baumgardner singled each of them home in consecutive at-bats. Flanigan then laid down a sacrifice bunt to bring home Cox to put the Lady Leps up 4-0.
After a quiet 1-2-3 fourth inning, Louisville exploded in the fifth. Emily Isla doubled off the track in center and then Cozy followed suit by launching a ball off the left field fence for a double herself. Chandler Rice then singled to left and advanced to second after the Lions elected to throw home on the play.
After back-to-back strikeouts, Hoover hit a pitch just enough to get by the diving shortstop to bring home both Cozy and a sliding Rice. Hoover ended up at second base. Cox then got on board the painful way and a double steal put both runners in scoring position. Hoover finished with two steals on the day. Baumgardner did the rest.
Records: Louisville 6-1
NEXT UP: The Lady Leps will next travel Salem to take on the Lady Quakers on Thursday, April 5 at 4:30 PM. JV will also play at Salem during the same time.
Louisville 11, Minerva 1, 5 innings
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