CANTON OH- Louisville lost the lead late in a 7-3 defeat to Chardon in the regional finals on Friday. Chardon trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Nolan Kirsh singled on a 2-0 count, scoring two runs.
In the first inning, Louisville got their offense started when Connor Adelman grounded out, scoring one run.
In the top of the fourth inning, the Leopards tied things up at two. Andrew Corona grounded out, scoring one run.
Kirsh got the win for the Hilltoppers. The pitcher lasted five innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out six. Fatur threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Connor Morley took the loss for Louisville. The pitcher went four and a third innings, allowing seven runs on six hits and striking out one.
Louisville saw the ball well today, racking up six hits in the game. JT Popick and Caleb Miller each collected multiple hits. Miller and Popick each collected two hits to lead.
Will Francis went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Chardon in hits. The Hilltoppers were sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Jake Barker had the most chances in the field with nine.
Louisville sees their historic season end with a record of 22-10. They made their first regional final since 1988. Congratulations to the Leopards on an amazing season.
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