May 19, 2012

Cards fall to Michigan in NCAA Softball Regional second round


By Baylee Pulliam–

Louisville softball suffered a 2-1 loss against the University of Michigan Saturday, in the winner’s bracket of the NCAA Louisville Regional second round.

Michigan cemented the win in extra innings, after a 1-1 tie at the bottom of the seventh.

A run of tough luck led to U of L pitcher Chelsea Leonard walking Michigan’s Steph Kirkpatrick to load the bases in the bottom of the eighth. And Leonard hit Wolverines’ lefty pinch hitter Caitlin Blanchard, whose walk forced the winning run.

“I was just more concerned that it was a drop ball that went a little high so regardless it wasn’t my best pitch,” Leonard said.

Louisville will face the winner in the Kentucky-Valparaiso losers’ bracket matchup tonight at 8 p.m.


File photo from season play by Eric Voet.

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