Softball defeats Notre Dame to avoid a three-game sweep

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By Matt Bradshaw–

Softball (21-10) defeated Notre Dame (19-14) 7-4 after rain and lightning caused a lengthy delay during the second inning.

Stat leaders:

  • Pufahl went 1-for-1 with a home run, walk and sacrifice fly RBI.
  • Jamie Soles went 1-for-3 with a triple and RBI.
  • Caitlin Ferguson and Tiarra Sanabria each hit 2-for-3 with a run scored.


Soles started the scoring in the first inning with a triple off the left-field wall to drive in Ferguson. Pufahl drove in Soles with a sacrifice fly for an early 2-0 lead.

A nearly two hour weather delay followed. Notre Dame’s Caitlyn Brooks hit a two-run home run to tie the game at 2-for-2 in the fourth inning after play resumed.

Pufahl answered with her fifth home run of the season in the bottom of the inning, making the score 3-2.

Louisville widened the lead to 7-2 with a RBI from Alison Szylowski and three runs scored from wild pitches in the fifth and sixth innings.

Notre Dame answered with two runs in the top of the seventh, but ultimately failed to comeback and the final score read 7-4.

Louisville travels to Boston College April 4.

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