photo from Jared Anderson
Prior to Tuesday’s match-up, the Eagles were sporting an 0-11 record with their previous 4 games being cancelled due to weather. So we knew coming into it that this would not be the greatest challenge for the 15-7 Cardinals but there is always something to be learned about a team in every matchup. If there were ever such a thing as too much offense for one team, this was it.
Freshman Rebecca Chung went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and junior Celene Funke went 4-for 8 with two triples, a home run and a double, scored three runs and collected four RBIs on the day to help pace the Cardinals offensively in the twin bill.
Game 1 vs Morehead State W 8-0
Sidney Melton set the school record with 4 stolen bases and Celene Funke recorded her first career homerun. The two paced the Cards offensively going 4-6 with 4 RBIs. The team would finish with 8 runs on 10 hits in the game.
Taylor Roby got the win in the circle after giving up 1 hit and striking out 7. Sophomore Danielle Watson allowed one hit and struck out three to help Louisville to its third shutout in the last four games.
Game 2 vs Morehead State W 21-1
Caitlin Ferguson tied a school record with four runs while Chung, Wolfe and Charley Butler collected three RBIs apiece as Louisville tallied a season-high 21 runs – falling one short of tying a school record.
The Cards used 5 hits and Butler’s second HR of the season to jump to a 7-0 lead in the bottom of the first. They would score 5 more in the bottom of 2 and 4 more hits in the 3rd would plate 6 in the bottom of 3.
Megan Hensley (6-1) got the win, allowing one unearned run on three hits and striking out four in 3.0 innings of relief. Watson held the Eagles scoreless and fanned three in 2.0 innings.
• Louisville now leads the series with Morehead State 11-1.
• The Cardinals are 10-1 in the month of March.
• Funke leads the team with a .393 batting average, 23 hits and six triples.
• Hensley has a team-best 20 RBIs.