Lady Leps Remain Undefeated in NBC, Drop South 8-1
Louisville 8, Canton South 1
Louisville scored the first 8 runs of the contest in the second and third innings before cruising to an 8-1 victory over Canton South at Amos McDannel Elementary School Thursday evening. Louisville is now 11-2 overall and 6-0 in NBC play.
Singles by Jordan Monnot and Amy Hoover set the scene for Carlee Baumgardner in the top of the second inning. She laid down a beautiful bunt and ended up safe at first when the Wildcats first baseman failed to hang on to the relay throw. Monnot came home on the play to get the Leps on the scoreboard. Next, Brittany Flanigan cracked a single to right-center that brought home both Hoover and Baumgardner to give Louisville a 3-0 advantage.
Louisville continued to pour it on in the third inning when Katie Cozy and Chandler Rice each found holes in left field for singles. Cozy aggressively advanced to third off Rice’s single and slid under the tag. Rice easily made it to second because of the throw as well.
Annie Woolf’s single to right field brought home Cozy to make it 4-0. Then Shelby Swigert placed a perfect running bunt down the third baseline that safely scored Rice and put her aboard as well. 5-0 Leopards.
Next, Amy Hoover cracked a drive to deep right field that brought home two more runs. She flew around the bases for an easy triple. However, Canton South overthrew the third baseman which allowed Hoover a chance at an inside-the-park home run. But a great defensive effort by the Wildcats in backing up the overthrow allowed Hoover to be tagged out before she could make it home.
Even though the bases had been cleared, the third-inning firestorm was still not fully putout. Baumgardner and Flanigan cracked back-to-back doubles to put the Leopards up 8-0.
Several great defensive plays by the Wildcats kept the Leps from ending the game early, but Louisville still won the game 8-1. The Lady Leopards have now defeated South the last seven times they’ve met, a streak that started when Head Coach Chet Givens took over the program in 2009. Louisville leads the all-time series 37-20.
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Records: Louisville 11-2, 6-0; Canton South 5-9, 1-5
NEXT UP: The Leps will next travel to Jackson to face the Polar Bears in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 and 4:00 PM. JV will also play the Polar Bears at the same time.
Louisville 12, Canton South 7
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