Leopards Thrash Quakers in Battle of Undefeateds – Varsity Softball

Sarah Cantley and Teagan Rice Louisville Leopards Softball 2017

Louisville 10, Salem 0, 5 Innings

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Softball Team blanked the visiting Salem Quakers 10-0 in 5 innings Thursday Evening at the Diamond of Dreams. With the win, Louisville improves to 2-0 on the year and 1-0 in the NBC.

Louisville Leopards Light Blue Hoodie Established 1924 - Beatty's Sports Fall 2017In the circle, Sarah Cantley faced the minimum in pitching a 1-hit shutout and striking out 11 to lead the Leopards. Cantley retired the first 12 Salem batters before surrendering an infield single to start the fifth. She also struck out the side in both the second and third innings.

Teagan Rice batted 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and 4 RBIs to lead the Lady Leopards offense. Rice cracked a 3-run double as part of a Louisville 7-run fourth inning and then later hit a walk-off double scoring Sydney McKeever for the game-ending run in the bottom of the fifth.

Kaycee Ollis got the scoring started in the opening inning with a 2-out solo homer to center. Ollis would finish 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and a pair of runs scored for Louisville. Lexi Zavarelle was also a perfect 3-for-3 at the dish with an RBI and 2 runs scored. Other highlights included an RBI single by Shae Thomas and a pair of stolen bases by courtesy runner Ashley Zifer.

The Quakers (5-1) were previously unbeaten coming into the contest with five straight wins over non-league opponents. Alyssa Laubaucher was the only baserunner for Salem on a lead-off infield single to start the fifth. Carner folllowed with a fielder’s choice, but the catching Ollis threw her out stealing second via the tag of Rice at Shortstop on a 1-1 pitch. Cantley earned her 6th swinging strikeout three pitches later to retire her 14th batter in 15 at-bats.


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UP NEXT: The Louisville Leopards Softball Team will next hit the road for a double header against the GlenOak Golden Eagles on Saturday, April 7 at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

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VARSITY SOFTBALL BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 10, QUAKERS 0, 5 INNINGS

Team 123-45–R-H-E

Salem 000-00-0-1-1

Louisville 100-72–10-9-0

SALEM QUAKERS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Thorn200000
Kline200002
Thorpe200002
Laubaucher201001
Carner200001
Veglia200002
Slocum100001
Markovich100001
Kelm100001
Castles
Totals15010011
Batting

TB: Laubaucher 
FC: Carner 
CS: Carner 

Totals

Team QAB: 4 (26.67%) 
Kline 2, Thorpe, Markovich 

Team LOB: 0

Fielding

E: Carner 

SALEM QUAKERS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Thorpe4.1125.60891010851
Totals4.1125.60891010851
Pitching

L: Thorpe 
HBP: Thorpe 3 
WP: Thorpe 2 
Pitches-Strikes: Thorpe 125-76 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Thorpe 1-2 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Thorpe 17-29 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Sydney McKeever220011
Alex Fankhauser000010
Teagan Rice412402
Kaycee Ollis322200
Shae Thomas211110
Rylee Squire200011
Sarah Cantley301002
Ashley Zifer000000
Ellie Jackson110011
Lauren Bennett110001
Lexi Zavarelle323100
Justina Sirohman
Totals21109858
Batting

2B: Teagan Rice 2 
3B: Lexi Zavarelle 
HR: Kaycee Ollis 
TB: Sarah Cantley, Kaycee Ollis 5, Teagan Rice 4, Shae Thomas, Lexi Zavarelle 5 
RBI: Kaycee Ollis 2, Teagan Rice 4, Shae Thomas, Lexi Zavarelle 
FC: Sydney McKeever 
HBP: Lauren Bennett 2, Ellie Jackson 
SB: Sydney McKeever, Kaycee Ollis, Rylee Squire, Shae Thomas, Ashley Zifer 2 
CS: Ashley Zifer 

Totals

Team QAB: 14 (48.28%) 
Alex Fankhauser, Ellie Jackson, Sydney McKeever, Kaycee Ollis 3, Teagan Rice 2, Rylee Squire 2, Shae Thomas, Lexi Zavarelle 3 

Team LOB: 5

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS SOFTBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

 
PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Sarah Cantley4.047.766100900
Totals5.063.7461001100
Pitching

W: Sarah Cantley 
Pitches-Strikes: Sarah Cantley 47-36 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Sarah Cantley 1-0 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Sarah Cantley 8-12 

Records: Louisville 2-0, 1-0; Salem 4-1, 0-1

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