Louisville Falls in Slugfest Vs. New Philadelphia 13-6 – Softball
New Philadelphia 13, Louisville 6
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The Louisville Leopards Varsity Softball fell to the visiting New Philadelphia Quakers 13-6 Thursday Evening at West Main Vet Clinic Field. With the loss, Louisville drops to 1-1 on the season.
Benson Goes 4-for-4 with a Homer
Junior shortstop Matti Benson batted 4-for-4, drove in 3 runs, and scored 3 runs to lead the Lady Leopards on offense. Benson hit a 2-out double in the opening inning and came home via freshman pitcher/infielder Anna Sirohman’s RBI single for Louisville’s first run of the contest.
Benson recorded an RBI single later in the third inning to cut the Leopard deficit to 3-2. In her next at-bat in the fifth, she crushed a 2-run homer on a fly ball to left field to chop the Quaker lead in half at 8-4. The home run was her first of the season and 19th for her varsity career.
Haren and Heath Register Multi-Hit Games
Junior center fielder Brooke Haren and junior first baseman/pitcher Katie Heath both batted 2-for-4 and each hit a double.
Heath, sophomore left fielder Olivia Mongiardo, and Haren all singled to load the bases with no outs in the bottom of the sixth. Louisville only managed to push across a single run in the inning when junior third baseman Kenzi Denzer grounded into a fielder’s choice that brought home Heath from third to shrink the deficit to 13-5.
Heath also recorded a 2-out double in the bottom of the seventh to bring home Benson for her third run of the contest.
Quakers Go Yard 3 Times in Victory
New Philadelphia was led by third baseman Ellie Mason who went 3-for-3 with a 2-run homer, a double, and 3 runs scored. Pitcher/1st Baseman Sarah Cierezweski batted 2-for-5 with a solo homer in the first inning, 2 RBIs, and 2 Runs scored. First baseman Olivia Jackson also went 2-for-4 with a 2-run home run in the sixth inning and scored a pair of runs.
The Quakers out-hit the Leopards 16-10 for the game. Second baseman Sara Cardani finished 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Catcher Reese Loveday and shortstop Madison Wright also recorded multi-hit games for New Philadelphia.
Leopards Vs. Quakers Softball History
This was the first meetings between the Leopards and the Quakers since 1989 when both teams were members of the Federal League. Louisville is now 1-4 all-time against New Philadelphia, which includes an 0-3 record when playing at home in the series.
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UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next host the Archbishop Hoban Knights on Monday, April 3. Game time is set for 5:00 PM from West Main Vet Clinic Field.
Cover Photo By The Louisville Herald
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New Philadelphia at Louisville Softball Box Score
QUAKERS 13, LEOPARDS 6
New Philadelphia 300-415-0–13-16-2
NEW PHILADELPHIA QUAKERS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS
|R Loveday (C)||4||0||2||1||1||0|
|S Ciereszewski (P, 1B)||5||2||2||2||0||0|
|E Mason (3B)||3||3||3||2||2||0|
|M Wright (SS)||4||2||2||1||1||0|
|P Murphy (LF)||5||1||1||2||0||2|
|S Cardani (2B)||4||2||3||2||0||0|
|O Jackson (1B)||4||2||2||2||0||0|
|—J Howard (P)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Z Devore (RF)||3||1||1||1||1||2|
2B: S Cardani, R Loveday, M Wright, Z Devore, E Mason, P Murphy
HR: E Mason, S Ciereszewski, O Jackson
TB: S Cardani 4, R Loveday 3, M Wright 3, Z Devore 2, E Mason 7, S Ciereszewski 5, O Jackson 5, P Murphy 2
E: E Mason, O Jackson
NEW PHILADELPHIA QUAKERS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS
Pitches-Strikes: J Howard 32-19, S Ciereszewski 86-57
Batters Faced: J Howard 10, S Ciereszewski 25
LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS
|K Denzer (3B)||4||0||0||1||0||1|
|—T Thompson (1B)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|K Twinem (2B)||3||2||0||0||1||0|
|M Benson (SS)||4||3||4||3||0||0|
|A Sirohman (P, 1B, 3B)||4||0||1||1||0||1|
|M Baker (LF, C)||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|K Heath (1B, P)||4||1||2||1||0||0|
|A Campbell (C)||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|—0 Mongiardo (LF)||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|B Haren (CF)||4||0||2||0||0||0|
|—C Thouvenin (RF)||1||0||0||0||0||1|
2B: K Heath, M Benson, B Haren
HR: M Benson
TB: K Heath 3, M Benson 8, O Mongiardo 1, A Sirohman 1, B Haren 3
SB: K Heath, K Twinem
E: K Denzer
LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS
WP: K Heath, A Sirohman
Pitches-Strikes: K Heath 54-31, A Sirohman 76-45
Batters Faced: K Heath 21, A Sirohman 20
Records: Louisville 1-1