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Softball Completes Comeback Trail Vs. Explorers

Louisville 6, Hudson 5

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Softball team came back from a five run deficit to take a 6-5 win over the visiting Hudson Explorers Friday Evening at LHS. With their seventh straight victory, Louisville improves to 14-6 on the season.

Kylie Zifer batted 3-for-3 with three doubles, a run, and an RBI to lead the Leopards. Her double in the Beatty's Sports Louisville Leopards Softball Shirt 2015bottom of the sixth drove in Peyton McKeever for what proved to be the game-winning score. McKeever tied the game in the at-bat before with a double to left that scored Savannah Miner. McKeever would finished 2-for-3 at the dish with 2 runs scored as well.

Louisville recorded just 1 hit during the first four innings before rallying for 4 runs in the fifth inning. Grace Jackson provided a 2-run double and Katie Cozy smashed a 2-run homer off the roof of a car beyond the left field fence. The round-tripper was Cozy’s 6th of the season and the Leopards 22nd as a team.

Morgan Harris also pitched 4 1/3 innings of relief for Louisville to earn the win. She allowed just 1 hit and struck out 3.

The Explorers built a 5-0 lead through three innings capped off by Eden Janesch’s 2-run home run. Morgan Cox and Nikki Turner also had RBI hits for Hudson. Alyssa Brest, Cox, Sara Gedeon all finished with multi-hit games for the Lady Explorers.

With the victory, Louisville has now defeated Hudson in their past 5 meetings. The Lady Leopards lead the all-time series 5-1, which includes 3-0 mark at home.

UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next travel to Lake to take on the Blue Steaks on Saturday, May 2 at 11:00 AM.

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VARSITY BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 6, EXPLORERS 5

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Hudson 014-000-0–5-8-1

Louisville 000-042-X–6-8-1

HUDSON EXPLORERS BATTING
BattingABRHRBIBBK
Maddie Sullivan400000
Morgan Cox412101
Nikki Turner411100
Eden Janesch211200
Sara Gedeon212010
Alyssa Brest302000
Martha Masich200001
Claire Abel200000
Annie Kuhn100000
Sydney Coleman210001
Totals2658413
Batting

2B: Morgan Cox 2
HR: Eden Janesch
TB: Nikki Turner, Eden Janesch 4, Alyssa Brest 2, Sara Gedeon 2, Morgan Cox 4
RBI: Nikki Turner, Eden Janesch 2, Morgan Cox
SAC: Sydney Coleman
ROE: Sydney Coleman
HBP: Eden Janesch, Martha Masich
GIDP: Nikki Turner
CS: Alyssa Brest

Totals

Team QAB: 15 (50.00%)
Sydney Coleman, Nikki Turner 2, Eden Janesch, Alyssa Brest 2, Maddie Sullivan 3, Sara Gedeon 3, Morgan Cox 2

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: Annie Dowell

 

HUDSON EXPLORERS PITCHING
PitchingIP#PTBHRERBBKHRS%
Nikki Turner6.0123468662111.626
Totals6.0123468662111.626
Pitching

WP: Nikki Turner
Pitches-Strikes: Nikki Turner 123-77
Groundouts-Flyouts: Nikki Turner 1-6
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Nikki Turner 13-29

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BATTING
BattingABRHRBIBBK
Kylie Zifer313110
Grace Jackson411202
Katie Cozy311200
Emily Cantley301001
Lexi Givens300002
Aliyah English300002
Savannah Miner210011
Peyton McKeever322101
Leandra Givens200001
Mary Lombardi100001
Totals27686211
Batting

2B: Kylie Zifer 3, Grace Jackson, Emily Cantley, Peyton McKeever
HR: Katie Cozy
TB: Kylie Zifer 6, Grace Jackson 2, Katie Cozy 4, Emily Cantley 2, Peyton McKeever 3
RBI: Kylie Zifer, Grace Jackson 2, Katie Cozy 2, Peyton McKeever
ROE: Emily Cantley

Totals

Team QAB: 17 (58.62%)
Savannah Miner, Kylie Zifer 4, Grace Jackson 2, Lexi Givens, Katie Cozy, Emily Cantley3, Aliyah English 2, Peyton McKeever 3

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: Peyton McKeever
DP: Peyton McKeever

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS PITCHING
PitchingIP#PTBHRERBBKHRS%
Kirsten Wharmby2.24919751001.612
Morgan Harris4.14921100130.571
Totals7.09840851131.592
Pitching

W: Morgan Harris
HBP: Morgan Harris 2
Pitches-Strikes: Kirsten Wharmby 49-30, Morgan Harris 49-28
Groundouts-Flyouts: Kirsten Wharmby 3-3, Morgan Harris 7-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Kirsten Wharmby 10-14, Morgan Harris 9-16

 Records: Louisville 14-6

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