Louisville Survives Manchester Rally 7-6, Remains Undefeated – Softball

Louisville Leopards Softball 2018 Light Blue Jerses Huddle

Louisville 7, Manchester 6

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Softball Team withstood a furious comeback by the Manchester Panthers to claim a 7-6 victory on the opening day of the George Duhon Memorial Tournament at Massillon’s Genshaft Park Friday. With the victory, #6 ranked Louisville improves their undefeated mark to 9-0 on the season.

Louisville Leopards Navy Blue Hoodie Established 1924 - Beatty's Sports Fall 2017Kaycee Ollis batted 2-for-3 with a 2-run homer in the fifth and 4 RBIs to lead the Leopards. Alex Fankhauser also hit a solo homer during the same inning, Both Sarah Cantley and Ellie Jackson went 2-for-3 with a double and Lauren Bennett and Lexi Zavarelle drove in runs as well.

Shae Thomas started in the circle, pitched 5.2 innings, gave up 1 earned run on 2 hits, and struck out 2 to earn her second victory of the season. Cantley finished out the final 1.1 innings and struck out 2.

Manchester did not get a hit until Bell doubled in Carder with 2 outs in the fifth inning. Louisville tacked on 3 runs in the bottom of the inning to pull ahead 7-2, but the Panthers made things interesting with 4 straight runs following that. Craig doubled to left field in the sixth to score Rucker. Then McVaney hit a 3-run homer to center with 1 out in the seventh. Cantley struck out the next batter and got the last Panther to pop out to herself to end the game.


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UP NEXT: The Louisville Leopards Softball Team will continue competition at the George Duhon Memorial Tournament tomorrow Saturday, April 21 at Genshaft Park in Massillon. They will play the Tuslaw Mustangs at 10:00 AM and then the Dover Tornadoes at 2:00 PM.

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VARSITY SOFTBALL BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 7, PANTHERS 6

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Manchester 001-011-3–6-4-1

Louisville 101-230-X–7-10-6

MANCHESTER PANTHERS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

 
LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Bell401100
Kusmist310001
#5101000
McVaney411300
Rucker310000
#12100001
Dall300010
Craig301100
Trchristie200010
Mitchell310001
Carder220010
#7
Totals2964533
Batting

2B: Bell, Craig 
HR: McVaney 
TB: Bell 2, McVaney 4, Craig 2, #5 
RBI: Bell, McVaney 3, Craig 
ROE: Bell, Kusmist, McVaney, Trchristie, Mitchell, Carder 
FC: Rucker 
CS: Trchristie 
PIK: Kusmist 

Totals

Team QAB: 13 (40.62%) 
Bell 2, McVaney 3, Dall, Craig, Trchristie 2, Mitchell, Carder, #5, #12 

Team LOB: 6

Fielding

E: McVaney 

MANCHESTER PANTHERS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Dall6.072.6531075012
Totals6.072.6531075012
Pitching

L: Dall 
Pitches-Strikes: Dall 72-47 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Dall 9-6 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Dall 18-29 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Sydney McKeever422000
Teagan Rice110010
Kaycee Ollis312400
Shae Thomas301000
Ashley Zifer100000
Sarah Cantley302000
Rylee Squire210000
Alex Fankhauser111100
Ellie Jackson312000
Lauren Bennett300100
Lexi Zavarelle100100
Riley Bobo
Justina Sirohman
Shae Thomas000000
Totals25710710
Batting

2B: Sarah Cantley, Ellie Jackson 
HR: Alex Fankhauser (2), Kaycee Ollis (3)
TB: Sarah Cantley 3, Alex Fankhauser 4, Ellie Jackson 3, Sydney McKeever 2, Kaycee Ollis 5, Shae Thomas 
RBI: Lauren Bennett, Alex Fankhauser, Kaycee Ollis 4, Lexi Zavarelle 
SAC: Teagan Rice 2 
SF: Lexi Zavarelle 
ROE: Lauren Bennett 
FC: Rylee Squire 
SB: Sydney McKeever 2 

Totals

Team QAB: 13 (44.83%) 
Sarah Cantley 2, Alex Fankhauser, Ellie Jackson 2, Kaycee Ollis 3, Teagan Rice 3, Shae Thomas, Lexi Zavarelle 

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: Riley Bobo, Sydney McKeever 3, Teagan Rice, Rylee Squire 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Shae Thomas5.281.654231130
Sarah Cantley1.124.792232201
Totals7.0105.686463331
Pitching

W: Shae Thomas (2-0)
Pitches-Strikes: Sarah Cantley 24-19, Shae Thomas 81-53 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Sarah Cantley 0-2, Shae Thomas 10-3 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Sarah Cantley 6-7, Shae Thomas 16-25 

Records: Louisville 9-0

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