Lady Leopards Rally in the 6th to Shock Blue Streaks 7-5 – Softball

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The Louisville Leopards Varsity Softball Team rallied to defeat the Lake Blue Streaks 7-5 in their second of three games at the George Duhon Memorial Tournament Saturday at Arthur Genshaft Memorial Park in Massillon. With the victory, Louisville upped their record to 7-6 on the season.


Benson and Stillwagon Homer Early for Leopards

Freshman shortstop Matti Benson and senior first baseman Lauren Stillwagon both went 2-for-4, hit solo homers, and delivered RBI hits in the sixth inning to lead the Lady Leopards. Stillwagon homered to left field in the bottom of the first to put Louisville on the board. Benson later homered to right field to lead-off the bottom of the third inning to chop the Lake advantage in half at 4-2.

Both players now officially have hit a team-leading 3 home runs this season, although Benson has a pair of dingers pending in the suspended game against Alliance that would give her 5 for the year.


Louisville Rallies with 4 Runs in the Sixth

My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdTrailing 5-3 with 2 outs in the bottom of the sixth, the Lady Leopards pushed across 4 runs to take a 7-5 lead. Benson singled home freshman left fielder Kenzi Denzer to kickstart the rally. She then advanced to second base via defensive indifference to put the go-ahead run into scoring position.

Similar to the GlenOak game on Thursday, senior centerfielder Kaylee Nolte delivered a go-ahead 2-run single scoring freshman right fielder Brooke Haren from third and Benson from second base to put Louisville in front 6-5.

Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdNolte advanced to second base on the play and then switched spots with Stillwagon after she doubled to center field on the next pitch. With that insurance run, the Leopards held a 7-5 lead heading into the seventh.

Louisville senior starting pitcher Cloie Ensley retired 3 of the 4 Lake batters she faced in the final inning to earn the complete game victory. Ensley improved to 5-4 on the season with the win.


Louisville Out-Hits Lake 11-9

Samantha's Grill AdThe Lady Blue Streaks were led by second baseman Brooklyn Ury who went 3-for-4 at the plate with a pair of RBIs. Centerfielder Jocelyn Guior finished the game 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, an RBI, and 2 runs scored. Catcher Krista Handy also recorded an RBI double and first baseman Tessa Dutton an RBI single earlier to give Lake the lead at the start of their 4-run second inning.

The Leopards out-hit the Blue Streaks 11-9 for the game. Junior third baseman Jenna Collins and Denzer both finished with 2 hits each for LHS as well. Denzer’s 2-out single to centerfield plated Nolte in the bottom of the third to cut the deficit to 4-3 at the time.


Leopards Vs. Blue Streaks Softball Series

Jenny Can Cleaning AdLouisville has now taken 4 of their last 5 matchups against Lake overall. The Leopards still trail the all-time series 21-31, but hold a 5-3 edge over the Blue Streaks in games played on a neutral field. This is the second time the two teams have played each other as part of the George Duhon Memorial Tournament. Louisville also won their other meeting at Genshaft 8-4 back in 2017.

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Brachter Passes Crislip with 80th Career Victory

Louisville City School District Levy 2021 - Issue 13 AdThe victory is the 80th of Louisville Leopards Head Coach Andrea Bratcher’s career. Following Saturday’s win over Lake she is now 80-16 (.833) overall in this her fourth season at the helm.

With the win, she passes Rick Crislip for second place in all-time coaching victories for the Lady Leopards softball program. Crislip compiled a record of 79-59 (.572) in five seasons from 2002-2006.

Below is a look at all the coaches in the history of the Louisville softball program in order by most victories:

CoachWLWin %YearsSeasons
Chet Givens16850.77182009-2016
Andrea Bratcher8016.83342017-Present
Rick Crislip7959.57252002-2006
Jeff Couto7466.52961994-1999
Connie Surowicz4857.45751989-1993
Joe Greco3225.56122000-2001
Tom Chlebeck3057.34541985-1988
Andy Hostetler1539.27822007-2008
TOTAL526369.58836 

 


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VARSITY SOFTBALL BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 7, BLUE STREAKS 5

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Lake 040-100-0–5-9-0

Louisville 102-004-X–7-11-0

LAKE BLUE STREAKS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Brooklyn Ury403200
Alex Dusman400000
Taylor Finefrock401000
Maggie Pertee311000
Krista Handy311100
Emma DeGeorge300000
Ashley Hoisington300000
Tessa Dutton311100
Jocelyn Guior322100
Nora Haddon
Totals3059500
Batting

2B: Krista Handy, Jocelyn Guior 2, Maggie Pertee
TB: Krista Handy 2, Jocelyn Guior 4, Tessa Dutton, Brooklyn Ury 3, Maggie Pertee 2, Taylor Finefrock
RBI: Krista Handy, Jocelyn Guior, Tessa Dutton, Brooklyn Ury 2
SB: Brooklyn Ury

Totals

Team QAB: 12 (40.00%)
Krista Handy, Jocelyn Guior 2, Ashley Hoisington, Tessa Dutton, Brooklyn Ury, Maggie Pertee 3, Taylor Finefrock 2, Alex Dusman

Team LOB: 4

LAKE BLUE STREAKS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Nora Haddon6.083.6511177222
Totals6.083.6511177222
Pitching

L: Nora Haddon
Pitches-Strikes: Nora Haddon 83-54
Groundouts-Flyouts: Nora Haddon 7-8
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Nora Haddon 20-31

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Matti Benson422200
Kaylee Nolte321210
Lauren Stillwagon412200
Jenna Collins402000
Brooke Brendle300000
Kenzi Denzer312100
Shelby Mayle201001
Kendra Thomas100000
Kat Frase200011
Brooke Haren311000
Cloie Ensley
Totals29711722
Batting

2B: Jenna Collins, Lauren Stillwagon
HR: Matti Benson, Lauren Stillwagon
TB: Matti Benson 5, Jenna Collins 3, Kenzi Denzer 2, Brooke Haren, Shelby Mayle, Kaylee Nolte, Lauren Stillwagon 6
RBI: Matti Benson 2, Kenzi Denzer, Kaylee Nolte 2, Lauren Stillwagon 2

Totals

Team QAB: 17 (54.84%)
Matti Benson 2, Brooke Brendle, Jenna Collins 2, Kenzi Denzer 2, Kat Frase 2, Brooke Haren 2, Shelby Mayle, Kaylee Nolte 2, Lauren Stillwagon 3

Team LOB: 6

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Cloie Ensley7.073.753955000
Totals7.073.753955000
Pitching

W: Cloie Ensley
Pitches-Strikes: Cloie Ensley 73-55
Groundouts-Flyouts: Cloie Ensley 8-13
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Cloie Ensley 20-30

Records: Louisville 7-6

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