Louisville Wins Slugfest at GlenOak 10-7 – Softball

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Louisville 10, GlenOak 7

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The Louisville Leopards Varsity Softball Team defeated host GlenOak Golden Eagles 10-7 Thursday Evening at GlenOak High School. With the victory, Louisville improves to 6-5 on the year.

Benson Bats a Perfect 5-for-5

Jenny Can Cleaning AdFreshman shortstop Matti Benson batted a perfect 5-for-5 at the top of the lineup to lead the Lady Leopards. In the top of the second, she gave Louisville its first lead of the game with an RBI single to right field that scored junior catcher Brooke Brendle to make it 2-1. Benson also doubled in the fourth inning and scored three runs overall.

The Leopards out-hit the Golden Eagles 15-10 for the game. Freshman right fielder Brooke Haren and senior centerfielder Kaylee Nolte recorded multi-hit games. Both went 2-for-4 at the plate and scored a run each.

Nolte Puts the Leopards Ahead for Good

Louisville City School District Levy 2021 - Issue 13 AdNolte delivered what proved to be the game-winning hit in the top of the fourth inning. Trailing 7-6, she hit a 2-run double to left field scoring the tying run in Benson and the go-ahead run in second baseman Shelby Mayle.

Mayle reached on an error scoring Kenzi Denzer from third in the at-bat before Nolte’s double to get Louisville within 7-6. Mayle also cracked a 2-run single in the second inning to to put the Lady Leopards ahead 5-1

GlenOak Takes the Lead with 6-Run Third Inning

GlenOak answered the 5-1 deficit with a 6-run third inning to take a 7-5 lead. Senior designated hitter Lydia Pollard, senior first baseman Jordan Cholley, and junior second baseman Karlie Boron delivered back-to-back-to-back RBI hits to get the Golden Eagles within 5-4. Three batters later, junior Emma Borkowski hit a 2-run single to right field scoring junior left fielder Grace Wires and junior centerfielder Brooklyn Krum to put the Golden Eagles in front 6-5.

Borkowski stole second and advanced to third base on a passed ball. Freshman right fielder Olivia Dessarro’s groundout to shortstop drove her home two pitches later to cap off GlenOak’s 6-run third inning.

Louisville Gets Out of Jam Early

My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdThe Lady Eagles opened the bottom of the first with three straight singles to load the bases with no outs. Louisville senior starting pitcher Cloie Ensley struck out the next batter on four pitches. Wires grounded out in the next at-bat scoring senior catcher Makayla Marraccini from third to get GlenOak on the board. Ensely then got Krum to ground out to Mayle at second on the next pitch to end what could have been a disastrous starting inning.

The Leopards answered in the ensuing frame when Brendle hit a 2-out RBI single to the shortstop that brought home junior third baseman Jenna Collins from third.

Leopards Reach Double Digits in the Sixth

Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdLouisville tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the top of the sixth. The Leopards executed a successful double steal to pull ahead 9-7. Nolte swiped second base and drew the throw that allowed Benson to sneak home from third. Nolte scored from second in the next at-bat when senior first baseman Lauren Stillwagon delivered an RBI single to left field to make it 10-7.

Thomas Notches 1st Career Victory

Louisville relief pitcher Kendra Thomas worked 4 2/3 scoreless innings, gave up just 2 hits, and struck out 1. As a result, she picked up her first career varsity victory in the circle.

Leopards Vs. Golden Eagles Softball Series

Samantha's Grill AdWith the victory, the Lady Leopards have defeated the Golden Eagles in each of their last 6 meetings overall. Louisville still trails the all-time series 18-21 overall, which includes an 8-9 record in games played at GlenOak. The Lady Leopards have won 6 of their last 7 games played at GOHS overall.

LHS is now 1-1 against Federal League foes this season. They will test that even mark this weekend at the Duhon Tournament in which they are scheduled to play both Lake and North Canton Hoover.

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Brachter Ties Crislip for Team Coaching Victories

Head Coach Andrea Bratcher is now tied for second place in all-time coaching victories in Louisville Softball history. Her 79 wins matches Rick Crislip who coached the Lady Leopards from 2002-2006 to a mark of 79-59 (.572).

UP NEXT: The Louisville Leopards Softball Team will next compete at the Duhon Tournament on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17 at Arthur Genshaft Memorial Park. Louisville will play the Manchester Panthers on Friday at 5:00 PM. Then on Saturday they will challenge Lake at 10:00 AM and North Canton Hoover at Noon.

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Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Louisville 050-302-0–10-15-3

GlenOak 106-000-0–7-10-2


Matti Benson535100
Shelby Mayle511302
Kaylee Nolte412200
Jenna Collins411000
Lauren Stillwagon401100
Katie Porter400000
Brooke Brendle211100
Kat Frase201000
Brooke Haren412000
Kenzi Denzer321010
Cloie Ensley
Kendra Thomas

2B: Matti Benson, Kaylee Nolte
TB: Matti Benson 6, Brooke Brendle, Jenna Collins, Kenzi Denzer, Kat Frase, Brooke Haren 2, Shelby Mayle, Kaylee Nolte 3, Lauren Stillwagon
RBI: Matti Benson, Brooke Brendle, Shelby Mayle 3, Kaylee Nolte 2, Lauren Stillwagon
ROE: Jenna Collins, Shelby Mayle
FC: Kenzi Denzer, Brooke Haren, Katie Porter
SB: Matti Benson, Kaylee Nolte
CS: Matti Benson


Team QAB: 22 (57.89%)
Matti Benson 4, Jenna Collins 3, Kenzi Denzer 4, Kat Frase 2, Brooke Haren 3, Shelby Mayle 3, Kaylee Nolte, Katie Porter, Lauren Stillwagon

Team LOB: 7


E: Matti Benson 2, Shelby Mayle
DP: Matti Benson, Jenna Collins, Lauren Stillwagon 2


Cloie Ensley2.136.778874200
Kendra Thomas4.246.674200100

W: Kendra Thomas
 Cloie Ensley 36-28, Kendra Thomas 46-31
Groundouts-Flyouts: Cloie Ensley 2-1, Kendra Thomas 6-4
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Cloie Ensley 12-16, Kendra Thomas 10-16


Makayla Marraccini423000
Lydia Pollard412100
Jordan Cholley413100
Karlie Boron401101
Grace Wires410100
Brooklyn Krum310000
Emma Reemsnyder100001
Emma Borkowski211200
Olivia DeSarro300100
Paige Lucas300001
Sophie Smith

2B: Jordan Cholley
TB: Lydia Pollard 2, Jordan Cholley 4, Karlie Boron, Emma Borkowski, Makayla Marraccini 3
RBI: Lydia Pollard, Jordan Cholley, Grace Wires, Karlie Boron, Emma Borkowski 2, D Desarro
ROE: Brooklyn Krum, Makayla Marraccini, D Desarro
FC: Lydia Pollard 2, Grace Wires
SB: Emma Borkowski, Makayla Marraccini


Team QAB: 14 (43.75%)
Paige Lucas, Lydia Pollard 2, Jordan Cholley 2, Grace Wires, Karlie Boron 2, Brooklyn Krum, Emma Borkowski 2, Makayla Marraccini 3

Team LOB: 4


E: Jordan Cholley, Sophie Smith


Emma Reemsnyder2.031.613655110
Lydia Pollard5.082.573954100

L: Emma Reemsnyder
Emma Reemsnyder
Pitches-Strikes: Lydia Pollard 82-47, Emma Reemsnyder 31-19
Groundouts-Flyouts: Lydia Pollard 4-7, Emma Reemsnyder 2-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Lydia Pollard 14-26, Emma Reemsnyder 10-12

Records: Louisville 6-5

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