Louisville Drops Sectional Title to Hoban 2-1 on Wood Walk-Off – Softball
#7 Archbishop Hoban 2, #15 Louisville 1
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The #15 seed Louisville Leopards Softball Team fell to the host #7 seed Archbishop Hoban Knights 2-1 in their DI Massillon Sectional Final Wednesday Evening in Akron. With the loss, Louisville falls to 11-12 on the season.
Game Changer Recap
It came down to the last play, but Louisville Varsity Softball ‘23 was on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat to Archbishop Hoban Varsity Knights on Wednesday. The game was tied at one with Archbishop Hoban Varsity Knights batting in the bottom of the seventh when Mackenzie Wood singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Archbishop Hoban Varsity Knights pitchers struck out 15, while Louisville Varsity Softball ‘23 sat down five.
Louisville Varsity Softball ‘23 got on the board in the first inning when Matti Benson hit a solo homer.
Archbishop Hoban Varsity Knights knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the first inning. Sidney Conti singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
Faith Porter was on the rubber for Archbishop Hoban Varsity Knights. The righthander lasted seven innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out 15.
Anna Sirohman led things off in the pitcher’s circle for Louisville Varsity Softball ‘23. Sirohman went six innings, allowing two runs on nine hits, striking out five and walking one.
Louisville Varsity Softball ‘23 socked one home run on the day. Benson had a dinger in the first inning.
Shelby Mayle went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Louisville Varsity Softball ‘23 in hits.
Archbishop Hoban Varsity Knights racked up nine hits in the game. Taylor Gerring and Robyn Ryan each racked up multiple hits for Archbishop Hoban Varsity Knights. Archbishop Hoban Varsity Knights was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Conti had the most chances in the field with 17.
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Louisville at Hoban Softball Box Score
KNIGHTS 2, LEOPARDS 1
LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL BATTING STATS
|A Sirohman (P)||3||0||0||0||0||2|
|M Benson (SS)||1||1||1||1||2||0|
|A Campbell (C)||3||0||1||0||0||1|
|K Denzer (3B)||3||0||0||0||0||3|
|B Haren (CF)||3||0||0||0||0||2|
|S Mayle (F10)||3||0||2||0||0||1|
|—M Baker (F10)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|K Twinem (2B)||3||0||0||0||0||2|
|C Cline (RF)||3||0||0||0||0||3|
|O Mongiardo (LF)||2||0||0||0||0||1|
2B: S Mayle
HR: M Benson
TB: S Mayle 3, A Campbell 1, M Benson 4
CS: M Benson
E: C Cline, K Denzer
LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL PITCHING STATS
WP: A Sirohman
Pitches-Strikes: A Sirohman 77-58
Batters Faced: A Sirohman 27
HOBAN KNIGHTS SOFTBALL BATTING STATS
|L Quarles (CF)||3||1||1||0||0||0|
|N Durham (SS)||3||0||0||0||0||1|
|T Gerring (LF)||3||0||2||0||0||1|
|S Conti (C)||3||0||1||1||0||1|
|K Bray (2B)||3||0||1||0||0||0|
|G Scaglione (3B)||3||0||0||0||0||1|
|R Ryan (1B)||3||1||2||0||0||0|
|M Wood (RF)||2||0||1||1||0||1|
TB: T Gerring 2, K Bray 1, S Conti 1, M Akers 1, R Ryan 2, M Wood 1, L Quarles 1
SB: L Quarlesd
HOBAN KNIGHTS SOFTBALL PITCHING STATS
Pitches-Strikes: F Porter 111-75
Batters Faced: F Porter 26
Records: Louisville 11-12