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One Proves Enough in Leopards Rain-Shortened Win Over Marlington – Softball

Alex Fankhauser Louisville Leopards Softball 2018

Louisville 1, Marlington 0, 5 Innings

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Softball Team shutout the visiting Marlington Dukes 1-0 in a rain shortened 5 inning contest Thursday Evening at the Diamond of Dreams. With their sixth straight victory, Louisville improves their record to 17-1 overall and 8-1 in the NBC.

Beatty's Sports Louisville Leopards Flashy Hat Fall 2016For the second straight night, it was an Alex Fankhauser hit that proved the difference for the Leopards. Fankhauser led off the bottom of the second by blasting an 0-1 pitch over the center field fence for her third homer of the season. The no doubter gave the Leopards a 1-0 lead and the score would hold the rest of the way.

Shae Thomas and Sarah Cantley combined for the Louisville shutout in the circle. Thomas pitched the first 2 innings, surrendered just 3 hits, and struck out 1. Cantley finished out the final 3 frames as the rain started to come down. She retired 9 of the 11 batters she faced and struck out 6 as she improved to 13-1 on the year.

The Dukes were led by Kate McFarland who batted a perfect 2-for-2 with a double. Pitcher Ellie Smith also pitched all 4 innings, gave up 1 run on 4 hits, and struck out 6.

Rylee Squire and Thomas also hit doubles for the Leopards. 

Louisville is now 17-1 against Marlington this decade after Marlington dominated the series early on. The Lady Leopards now lead the all-time series 34-28, which includes an 18-13 record at home and a 32-26 record in NBC matchups. Louisville has now won 28 straight home games overall including their last 22 in league play. Their last home NBC loss was a 17-3 stunner against this same Marlington team on April 21, 2015.


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UP NEXT: The Louisville Leopards Softball Team will next travel to Carrollton to take on the Warriors on Friday, May 4 at 5:00 PM.

 

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VARSITY SOFTBALL BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 1, DUKES 0

Team 123-45–R-H-E

Marlington 000-00–0-4-0

Louisville 010-0X–1-4-1

MARLINGTON DUKES SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
A Cirone301001
Amber Cirone300000
B Hoopes200001
K McFarland202000
T Gerback200001
E Smith200002
S Chunko201001
E Charlton200001
L Springer200000
M Wenzel
Totals2004007
Batting

2B: K McFarland 
TB: A Cirone, S Chunko, K McFarland 3 
ROE: A Cirone 
FC: B Hoopes, Amber Cirone 

Totals

Team QAB: 9 (45.00%) 
A Cirone 2, T Gerback, B Hoopes, E Smith, S Chunko 2, K McFarland 2 

Team LOB: 5

MARLINGTON DUKES SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
E Smith4.069.652411611
Totals4.069.652411611
Pitching

L: E Smith 
Pitches-Strikes: E Smith 69-45 
Groundouts-Flyouts: E Smith 5-1 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: E Smith 10-17 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Sydney McKeever100011
Teagan Rice200000
Kaycee Ollis201000
Sarah Cantley200002
Alex Fankhauser211100
Shae Thomas101000
Rylee Squire101000
Ellie Jackson100000
Justina Sirohman200002
Lexi Zavarelle100001
Ashley Zifer000000
Riley Bobo
Totals1514116
Batting

2B: Rylee Squire, Shae Thomas 
HR: Alex Fankhauser 
TB: Alex Fankhauser 4, Kaycee Ollis, Rylee Squire 2, Shae Thomas 2 
RBI: Alex Fankhauser 
SAC: Ellie Jackson 

Totals

Team QAB: 8 (47.06%) 
Alex Fankhauser, Ellie Jackson, Sydney McKeever, Teagan Rice, Justina Sirohman, Rylee Squire, Shae Thomas, Lexi Zavarelle 

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: Teagan Rice 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Shae Thomas2.032.656300100
Sarah Cantley3.044.727100600
Rylee Squire0.00.000000000
Totals5.076.697400700
Pitching

W: Sarah Cantley 
Pitches-Strikes: Sarah Cantley 44-32, Rylee Squire 0-0, Shae Thomas 32-21 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Sarah Cantley 2-0, Rylee Squire 0-0, Shae Thomas 3-1 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Sarah Cantley 9-11, Rylee Squire 0-0, Shae Thomas 5-9 

Records: Louisville 17-1, 8-1

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