LOUISVILLE OH- It was a back and forth contest on Saturday between Louisville and Ursuline. The Leopards had to fight back from down 3-0 to take a 4-3 lead, and then fight back once again down 8-4. Their final rally would come in the bottom of the seventh where the Leopards would score 5 to win over Ursuline 9-8. The rally was capped off by a walk 3 run home run by freshman Kenzi Denzer. It was Denzer’s first career home run.
The top three hitters in the Leopards lineup combined for 5 RBI. Matti Bensen went 1-2 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. Senior Kaylee Nolte went 1-4 with a run scored and 2 RBI. Lauren Stillwagon went 2-4 with 2 RBI and a run scored. Denzer went 1-3 with the 3 winning RBI. The Leopards mashed 4 home runs on the day. Aside from Denzer’s walk off, Nolte, Stillwagon, and Jenna Collins all went deep.
Cloie Ensley got the win in the circle coming on in relief. She gave up 3 ER on 6 H. Ensley also struck out 1. Kendra Thomas got the start for the Leopards. She went 3.0 IP, gave up 3 ER on 5 H.
Ursuline’s offense definitely brought the power as well. The Irish slammed 4 HR on the day. Maris Barbato, Paige Ogden, Emily Holland, and Julia Nutter all sent one over the wall. Barbato went 3-4 with 2 RBI. Ogden went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Holland led the Irish in RBI on the day going 3-4 with 3 RBI.
Ogden took the loss for the Irish. She came on in relief anc three 3.1 IP. She gave up 5 ER on 4 H. Ogden struck out 1 and walked 2. Holland got the start for Ursuline. She threw 3.0 IP before coming out of the game. Holland gave up 4 ER on 5 H and struck out 2.