Cards fall 8-3 to Boston in an elimination game
Cards overcomes a 7-1 deficit to tie the game at 7-7 in the fifth, but LSU prevails 13-9 in slugfest in Tucson Regional opener
Cards will face LSU Friday at 8:04 p.m. on ESPN
Third-seeded Cards will meet top-seeded Knights Sunday at 12 p.m. (EDT)
Cards will face Temple Thursday at 11 a.m. in quarterfinals
Louisville Softball v LSU | NCAA First Round
Louisville Softball v Temple | Senior Day
Louisville Softball v Temple | Game 1 |
Louisville Softball v Wisconsin
Louisville Softball v Michigan
2013 All-Great Lakes Region Second Team Selection
2013 All-BIG EAST Third Team Selection
As a junior (2013): Started 59 games... Posted a .331 batting average with seven home runs, and tied for a team and conference-best 18 doubles... Third on the team with 41 RBIs... Fourth on the team with 35 runs... Selected to the All-Great Lakes Region second team... Named to the All-BIG EAST third team... Hit two home runs in the 16-2 win over Providence (4/9)... Scored a career-high three runs in the 17-6 win over Providence (49)... Two-time BIG EAST Player of the Week (3/18 and 4/15)... CollegeSportsMadness.com Big East Player of the Week (3/18)... Hit a two-run walk-off homer in the 4-2 win over No. 24 North Carolina (3/15)... Owns career record for pickoffs (23); and single season pickoff record (11 in 2011); currently has 10... Went 2 for 4 with four RBIs in the 9-3 win over Illinois State... Set a school record by throwing out three base stealers in the 5-3 win over UCF... Hit a home run in the 6-2 win over No. 11 LSU (3/3)
As a sophomore (2012): Played in 42 games with 38 starts at catcher or designated player... Missed almost a month due to a hand injury... Owns career record for pickoffs (15)... Started four games and registered a .417 batting average with three home runs before being sidelined by injury... Hit two home runs in the win over UAB (2/11)... Named to the Dean's List and Athletic Director's honor roll in the fall and spring... Selected to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team... NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete.
As a freshman (2011): Played in all 58 games with 57 starts as catcher or designated player... Batted .313 with 32 RBI... Named to the BIG EAST All-Tourney team... Own the single game (2), season and career (10) for runners picked off... Selected to BIG EAST Honor Roll (3/1)... Went 3-for-3 in the 6-0 win over Ohio State (3/20)... Hit her first career home run in the Cards' season-opener against Texas... Went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs in the 12-1 win over Morehead State (3/10)... Named to the Athletic Director's honor roll in the spring.
High School/Travel: Played catcher and infield at Oakville Senior High under coach Rich Sturm... Led her team to a runner-up finish in the state tournament in 2009... 2009 and 2010 St. Louis Post Dispatch Player of the Year... 2009 and 2010 St. Louis Post Dispatch Athlete of the Year... Four time All-State selection... Two time conference player of the year... Her travel team, the St. Louis Chaos, placed second in ASA 16U nationals... Ended her career with the most hits in the State of Missouri with 186.
Personal: Full name is Margaret Paige Ruckenbrod... Nickname is Marge... Daughter of Jeff and Theresa Ruckenbrod... Birthdate is Jan. 9, 1992... Major is finance.