Cards Shut Out Syracuse 80

first_imgLOUISVILLE NOTES UL 8 – Syracuse 0 (6 inn.) Preview Louisville earned the victory with a help of a pair of three-run innings and 10 hits. Senior Megan Hensley (7-1) sat down five batters and scattered two hits in six innings. Watch Live Full Schedule Roster ACC Network Extra Hensley has 32 complete games in her career and is tied for eighth with Tara McClure (2000-01) on Louisville’s list. Junior Caitlin Ferguson kicked off the second inning with a single. Chung plated Ferguson on the next at bat with a double. Roby’s single scored freshman Charley Butler, who entered to run for Chung. Sophomores Kyra Snyder and Riley Schnidler kept that bats rolling with two singles to load the bases. Freshman Cassady Greenwood drove the final run of the inning with a pinch hit sac fly to left field. Story Links This marks the fourth time in five seasons that the Cardinals have won their conference opening series since joining the ACC in 2015. Louisville has an 8-0 record at Ulmer Stadium this season. The Cardinals are on a five-game win streak and have won 12 out 12 out of their last 13 games. Chung now leads the team with a .396 batting average and 22 RBIs and is currently on an eight-game hitting streak. Melton now has 131 career runs and is tied for seventh with Chelsea Bemis (2008-11) on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs seven more to move into a tie for sixth with Jennifer Esteban (2010-13). Melton stands sixth on Louisville’s career list with 45 stolen bases – she needs one more to move into a three-way tie for fourth with Kristin Austin (2009-12) and Candi Hicks (2004-07). Hensley leads the Cardinals’ pitching staff with a 7-1 record, a 1.38 ERA and four shutouts on the season. Hensley now has 10 career shutouts and has moved into a tie for ninth on Louisville’s all-time list in that category. She needs three more to tie for eighth with Caralisa Connell (2011-14). The Orange had runners in scoring position in the first, third and fourth innings, but Hensley and the Louisville defense retired seven straight to end the game.center_img Sophie Dandola (4-5) took the loss after giving up eight runs, seven earned, on 10 hits and striking out one in 5.2 innings. Alex Acevedo and Michala Maciolek each had a hit for the Orange. The Cardinals cooked up two-out scoring in the third inning. Roby singled and scored on Snyder’s hit to left field. Sophomore Paige Schindler pinch ran for Snyder and after Riley Schindler walked, the sisters stole second and third base. Sophomore Maddie Newman lined a single up the middle, clearing the bases to give UofL a 6-0 lead. Freshman Rebecca Chung went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and three RBIs. Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby also went 2-for-3 and drove in a run while sophomore Maddy Newman added a pair of RBIs.  In the fourth inning, Hensley took first base after being hit by a pitch and was lifted for sophomore Jordyn Wolfe who moved to third when Ferguson reached second on a two-out error. Chung plated Wolfe on a sacrifice fly to make the score 7-0.The Cards completed the scoring in the sixth when senior Sidney Melton delivered a leadoff hit, stole second and took third on Ferguson’s groundout to set up Chung, who singled to drive in her team-best 22nd RBI of the season. Next Game: SYRACUSE 3/17/2019 | 12:00 p.m. Live Stats  Print Friendly Version LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville softball team softball clinched its ACC-opening series with an 8-0 win over Syracuse in six innings Saturday afternoon at Ulmer Stadium. The Cardinals (19-7, 2-0 ACC) and the Orange (8-16, 0-2) will wrap up the series Sunday at 12 p.m. Matchup Historylast_img

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