Feb. 15, 2013
Coach Sandy~nbsp>Pearsall talks about the wins over Stony Brook and Bethune Cookman
UL-Stony Brook boxscore
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - No. 16/17 University of Louisville softball team defeated Stony Brook 8-0 and Bethune-Cookman 8-1 Friday in the Jacksonville University Tournament. The Cards (6-1) will face Ohio State at 11:45 a.m. and Jacksonville at 6:30 p.m. Saturday
Louisville 8 - Stony Brook 0
In the tournament's opening game, Hannah Kiyohara was 3 for 4 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs and Maggie Ruckenbrod was 3 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI as the Cards pounded out 14 hits and Rachel LeCoq tossed the first shutout of the season in an 8-0 win over Stony Brook (0-1).
The Cards took a 2-0 lead in the second when Kayla Soles connected on a one-out double and Hannah Kiyohara followed with her first home run of the season over the left field wall.
Louisville tacked on two more runs in the third. Katie Keller led off the frame with a single and moved to second when Alicja Wolny was hit by a pitch. Taner Fowler's double plated Keller to increase the lead to 3-0. One out later, Wolny came home on Soles' infield single to make the score 4-0.
A two-run fifth inning added to U of L's lead. Fowler got the inning started with a walk and Jordan Trimble's double placed runners at second and third for Soles' sacrifice fly. Trimble scored on Maggie Ruckenbrod's double give the Cards a 6-0 lead.
The Cardinals continued the offense with another run in the sixth. Keller registered a one-out hit and Wolny walked to set up Fowler's RBI single which made the score 7-0.
The final run of the game came in the seventh inning when Kiyohara and Ruckenbrod started the inning with back-to-back hits and Chrisanna Roberts stepped up to the plate and delivered an RBI single for the 8-0 final.
Starting pitcher Rachel LeCoq (3-0)allowed two hits in the first three innings and then retired the next 13 batters until Nicole Hagerty connected on a two-out single in the seventh. She finished the game scattering three hits and striking out four in 7.0 innings. In addition to Kiyohara and Ruckenbrod's three-hit performances, Soles was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run, Fowler went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and a run and Keller was 2 for 4 with two runs
Allison Cukrov (0-1) took the loss, allowing eight earned runs on 14 hits and striking out three in 7.0 innings. Hagerty went 2 for 3 to lead the Seahawks offensively.
Louisville 8 - Bethune-Cookman 1
Katie Keller went 4 for 5 with a home run, two runs and an RBI while Caralisa Connell scattered four hits and struck out nine to help Louisville to an 8-1 win over Bethune-Cookman in their second game of the day
U of L got on the scoreboard in the second inning when Jordan Trimble doubled, stole third and came home on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Maggie Ruckenbrod.
The Cards added another run in the third. Keller led off with a single, Alicja Wolny was safe on a bunt single and Fowler walked to load the bases. Kayla Soles reached on a fielder's choice that saw Wolny out at third, but Keller crossed the plate to bring the score to 2-0.
Bethune-Cookman got a run back in the in the fourth. The Wildcats started the inning with hits by Simone Ceasar and Kelsey Rodney and a walk issued to Melissa Berouty to load the bases with no outs. Louisville started Caralisa Connell stuck out Michelle Banuelos-Smith, but Shamaria Engram's RBI single cut the Cards' lead to 2-1.
Louisville capitalized on three hits and four errors to put up six runs in the bottom of the sixth. Keller opened the scoring with her team-best fifth home run of the season, a one-out solo shot over the left field wall to make it a 3-1 game. Wolny was hit by a pitch for the fourth time on the day and was safe at second on an error on Fowler's fielder's choice. Soles' RBI single brought Wolny home and placed two runners on for Jordan Trimble who reached and moved to third on a dropped fly ball in centerfield. Trimble crossed the plate when an error allowed Ruckenbrod to reach. The fourth miscue of the inning put Whitney Arion on and sent Ruckenbrod to third. Chrisanna Roberts wrapped up the scoring with an RBI single for the 8-1 final.
Connell (3-1) allowed one earned run on four hits and struck out nine in a complete-game effort. Trimble was 2 for 4 with a double and two runs. Soles was 1 for 4 with two RBI.
Shanel Tolbert (0-4) took the loss, giving up three runs, eight earned, on 11 hits and striking out four in 6.0 innings.