Morley Throws 2-Hit Shutout as Louisville Blanks Ursuline 4-0 – Baseball

Connor Morley Louisville Leopards Baseball Vs. Strongsville Mustangs 2021

Louisville 4, Youngstown Ursuline 0

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Jenny Can Cleaning AdThe Louisville Leopards Varsity Baseball Team blanked the visiting Youngstown Ursuline Fighting Irish 4-0 Thursday Evening at Andy Aljancic Field. With the victory, Louisville improves to an even 10-10 on the season.


Morley Efficient in Shutout

Louisville City School District Levy 2021 - Issue 13 AdSophomore starting pitcher Connor Morley pitched a complete game 2-hit shutout to lead the Leopards. He retired the first six Fighting Irish batters before first baseman Drew Kirila singled to left to lead off the Ursuline third inning.

Morley responded by sending down the next 10 batters in a row before left fielder Jack Ericson recorded the only other UHS hit in the sixth inning. Morley would face the minimum the rest of the way in facing five Fighting Irish batters and recording five outs.

Morley was extremely efficient in needing just 62 pitches to earn the complete game shutout. He averaged just 2.7 pitches per at-bat and was able to retire batters with only one pitch on 6 occasions. Every out was recorded in play as Morley did not record a single strikeout or issue a single walk.

Morley continues to lead the team in victories as he improves to 5-2 on the season with the win.


Leopards Pounce Early

My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdMorley also helped his own cause by going 2-for-3 at the plate. He drove home senior courtesy runner Evan Kroah on a single to the second baseman in the bottom of the first to put Louisville in front 3-0.

The Leopards were poised to pounce on the Fighting Irish from the get go. Junior shortstop JT Popick singled to lead-off the Louisville first, but a double play in the next at-bat dimmed their hopes of striking first.

Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdHowever, senior second baseman Broc Pickens followed with a 5-pitch walk and senior first baseman Ryan Aljancic doubled on the next pitch to put runners on second and third. Two pitches later, senior catcher Kaedin Gotshall brought both runners home on a 2-run double to left field to break the ice and give the Leopards the early 2-0 advantage.

Gotshall would also finish 2-for-3 at the plate for Louisville who out-hit Urusline 8-2 for the game. The Leopards recorded 5 hits off of Fighting Irish starting pitcher Jonah Kirchner in the opening inning, but managed only a single hit off Kirchner over the next four innings of play.


Adelman Squeezes Home Kroah in 6th

Samantha's Grill AdThe Leopards figured out Kirchner again in the sixth inning as Gotshall and Morley began the frame with back-to-back singles to put runners on the corners. Two batters later, Connor Adelman laid down a squeeze bunt allowing Kroah (courtesy runner for Gotshall) to score from third to put LHS in front 4-0.

This is the first known meeting between Louisville and rsuline since 1993. The Fighting Irish prevailed in that game played at Youngstown by the count of 9-8.

FRESHMAN: Louisville 13, Canfield 4

UP NEXT: The Louisville Baseball Team will next host Revere Minutemen and GlenOak Golden Eagles in a tri-header on Saturday, May 8. Louisville will play Revere at 11:00 AM and then take on GlenOak later at 4:00 PM from Andy Aljancic Field. Louisville Varsity Blue will also host the Sandy Valley Cardinals on Friday, May 7 at 5:00 PM.


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VARSITY BASEBALL BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 4, FIGHTING IRISH 0

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Ursuline 000-000-0–0-2-1

Louisville 300-001-X–4-8-0

URSULINE FIGHTING IRISH BASEBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Luca Ricchiuti300000
CJ Frasco300000
Brady Shannon300000
Dante Walker300000
Jonah Kirchner300000
Ian Barton200000
Drew Kirila201000
Joey Carosella200000
Jack Ericson201000
Marc Manning
Totals2302000
Batting

TB: Drew Kirila, Jack Ericson
FC: Joey Carosella, Luca Ricchiuti

Totals

Team QAB: 4 (17.39%)
Drew Kirila, Ian Barton, Jonah Kirchner, Jack Ericson

Team LOB: 2

Fielding

E: Luca Ricchiuti
DP: Drew Kirila, Luca Ricchiuti, CJ Frasco

URSULINE FIGHTING IRISH BASEBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Jonah Kirchner6.072.653844120
Totals6.072.653844120
Pitching

L: Jonah Kirchner
Pitches-Strikes: Jonah Kirchner 72-47
Groundouts-Flyouts: Jonah Kirchner 11-4
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Jonah Kirchner 21-27

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BASEBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
JT Popick301001
Charlie Roberts200010
Broc Pickens211010
Ryan Aljancic311000
Kaedin Gotshall302200
Connor Morley302100
Caleb Miller301000
Connor Adelman200100
Zack Seaman300000
Evan Kroah020000
Kyle Vesley000000
Tyler Jackson
Totals2448421
Batting

2B: Ryan Aljancic, Kaedin Gotshall
TB: Ryan Aljancic 2, Kaedin Gotshall 3, Caleb Miller, Connor Morley 2, Broc Pickens, JT Popick
RBI: Connor Adelman, Kaedin Gotshall 2, Connor Morley
SAC: Connor Adelman
ROE: Connor Adelman
GIDP: Charlie Roberts
SB: Evan Kroah, Charlie Roberts
CS: Broc Pickens

Totals

Team QAB: 13 (48.15%)
Connor Adelman, Ryan Aljancic 3, Kaedin Gotshall 2, Caleb Miller, Connor Morley, Broc Pickens, JT Popick 2, Charlie Roberts 2

Team LOB: 5

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BASEBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Connor Morley7.062.677200000
Tyler Jackson0.00.000000000
Totals7.062.677200000
Pitching

W: Connor Morley
Pitches-Strikes: Tyler Jackson 0-0, Connor Morley 62-42
Groundouts-Flyouts: Tyler Jackson 0-0, Connor Morley 12-7
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Tyler Jackson 0-0, Connor Morley 14-23

Records: Louisville 10-10

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