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Louisville Outslugs Northwest 11-5 in Sectional Final – Baseball

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Louisville 11, Northwest 5

The #2 Seed Louisville Leopards Baseball Team defeated the visiting #7 Seed Northwest Indians 11-5 in their DII Akron Sectional Final Tournament Game Wednesday Evening at the Field of Dreams. With the victory, Louisville improves to 19-7 overall and advances to play the #6 Seed Norton Panthers in the District Semifinals at Canal Park on Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 PM.

The Indians took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Leopards answered by batting around and scoring 5 in the first to take control of the contest. Bryce Zuppe singled and advanced to third on an outfield error. Then Cam King reached on an error scoring Zuppe to knot the game at 1-1. After an out, Caleb Prasco ripped an RBI double to left to give Louisville what would be their first and final lead of the contest.

A few batters later, Jack Davis tripled down the right field line scoring both Prasco and Cam Lingle in the process. He would then score on a wild pitch to put the Leopards ahead 5-1 at the end of the first inning. 

Northwest would inch back into the game and cut the Louisville lead in half at 6-3 midway through the third inning. However, the Leopards would score 1 in the third and plated 4 in the fourth to all but put away the contest. Dillon Rebuck cracked an RBI triple on a deep fly ball to center scoring Prasco to make it 8-3. He then came home three batters later when Dillon English hit a long sacrifice fly to center to make it 9-3. Zuppe continued the trend with a 2-run triple to center scoring Cam Lingle and Jack Davis to light up the tens digit on the scoreboard as Louisville ripped open an 11-3 lead.

Zuppe would finish 3-for-5 at the plate and also scored 2 runs. Prasco also went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs and Jackson Kandel batted 2-for-4 at the dish. The Leopards edged the Indians 11-10 in hits for the contest, but finished with 6 extra base hits compared to Northwest’s lone double by Cory Burroughs in the third.

On the mound, Jordan Shearer started and stayed unbeaten moving to 6-0 on the season. The ace pitched 5 innings, gave up 5 runs on 9 hits, and struck out 5. Zuppe worked a scoreless sixth and a scoreless seventh in surrendering only 1 hit in the process.

Northwest (12-10) was led by Jared Szekely who batted 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. Burroughs also finished 3-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, Canyon Foster scored twice, and Quaid Gatewood knocked home a run as well. 


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UP NEXT: The Louisville Baseball Team will next host the West Branch Warriors on Thursday, May 10 at 5:00 PM in a game which should decide the NBC. JV will travel to West Branch at the same time.

Updated DII Akron District Baseball Bracket

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VARSITY BASEBALL BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 11, INDIANS 5

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Northwest 102-020-0–5-10-5

Louisville 511-400-X–11-11-1

NORTHWEST INDIANS BASEBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Canyon Foster321010
Bryce Munson301000
Collin Houser211021
Cory Burroughs323010
Jared Szekely403200
Joe Chiboroski000000
Quaid Gatewood300100
James Elliott100001
Jackson Ogozalek201000
Nick Smith300002
Ayden Burgner200011
Corey Kohler
William Rouse
Totals26510355
Batting

2B: Cory Burroughs 
TB: Collin Houser, Canyon Foster, Bryce Munson, Jared Szekely 3, Jackson Ogozalek, Cory Burroughs 4 
RBI: Jared Szekely 2, Quaid Gatewood 
SAC: Bryce Munson 
HBP: James Elliott, Quaid Gatewood 
SB: Collin Houser, Canyon Foster 2, Ayden Burgner 
PIK: Collin Houser, James Elliott, Bryce Munson 

Totals

Team QAB: 21 (61.76%) 
Collin Houser 4, Canyon Foster 3, James Elliott, Bryce Munson 3, Ayden Burgner, Nick Smith, Jared Szekely 3, Quaid Gatewood 2, Cory Burroughs 3 

Team LOB: 8

Fielding

E: Collin Houser, Canyon Foster, Bryce Munson, Nick Smith, Cory Burroughs 

NORTHWEST INDIANS BASEBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Cory Burroughs3.083.566771320
William Rouse0.011.182141020
Jackson Ogozalek3.038.737300200
Totals6.0132.58311112540
Pitching

L: Cory Burroughs 
HBP: Cory Burroughs 
WP: Cory Burroughs 2 
Pitches-Strikes: Jackson Ogozalek 38-28, Cory Burroughs 83-47, William Rouse 11-2 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Jackson Ogozalek 0-7, Cory Burroughs 0-5, William Rouse 0-0 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Jackson Ogozalek 8-12, Cory Burroughs 14-21, William Rouse 1-4 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BASEBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Bryce Zuppe523200
Cam King411102
Davis Burick400001
Caleb Prasco322100
Justin Blyer000000
Dillon Rebuck311110
Cam Lingle220020
Jack Davis221211
Max Hartline100000
Dillon English311100
Jackson Kandel402001
Austin Cummings000000
Jordan Shearer
Totals311111845
Batting

2B: Jackson Kandel, Cam King, Caleb Prasco 
3B: Jack Davis, Dillon Rebuck, Bryce Zuppe 
TB: Jack Davis 3, Dillon English, Jackson Kandel 3, Cam King 2, Caleb Prasco 3, Dillon Rebuck 3, Bryce Zuppe 5 
RBI: Jack Davis 2, Dillon English, Cam King, Caleb Prasco, Dillon Rebuck, Bryce Zuppe 2 
SF: Dillon English 
ROE: Dillon English, Cam King, Caleb Prasco 
FC: Cam Lingle 
HBP: Caleb Prasco 
SB: Justin Blyer, Jack Davis, Dillon English, Cam Lingle 

Totals

Team QAB: 21 (56.76%) 
Davis Burick, Jack Davis 3, Dillon English 2, Max Hartline, Jackson Kandel 3, Cam King 3, Cam Lingle 2, Caleb Prasco, Dillon Rebuck 3, Bryce Zuppe 2 

Team LOB: 8

Fielding

E: Bryce Zuppe 
DP: Caleb Prasco 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BASEBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Jordan Shearer5.098.551955540
Bryce Zuppe2.023.522100010
Totals7.0121.5451055550
Pitching

W: Jordan Shearer (6-0)
HBP: Jordan Shearer, Bryce Zuppe 
WP: Jordan Shearer 2 
Pitches-Strikes: Jordan Shearer 98-54, Bryce Zuppe 23-12 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Jordan Shearer 4-3, Bryce Zuppe 2-3 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Jordan Shearer 13-26, Bryce Zuppe 5-8 

Records: Louisville 19-7; Northwest 12-11

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