By Conner Farrell–
Softball dropped their final game of the series against No. 2 Florida State 5-4.
“I’m really proud of what we did today, I wanted to come out with that win. I thought when we tied it back up, that we had a great chance, but again it is very tough to hold their offense,” Coach Sandy Pearsall said.
The Seminoles came with a fast start in the first inning, scoring three of their five runs. The Cards chipped away at the lead in the following inning on sophomore Megan Hensley’s with a solo home run.
In the bottom of third inning, the Cards loaded the bases with one out, but a double play ended the threat. After a one-run inning for the Seminoles, the Cards had the bases loaded once again in the fourth.
Junior Jenna Jordan blasted a RBI single down the right field line, making the game 4-2. Junior Jamie Soles followed with a two-run RBI, tying the game at four.
The game remained knotted at four until the top of the seventh. A wild pitch by Hensley moved Florida State’s Cali Harrod to third base. With two outs, Florida State’s Zoe Casas scored Harrod on a RBI single to regain the lead at 5-4.
The Cards failed to respond in the bottom of the final inning.
Hesley pitched all seven innings, recording one strike-out and giving up nine hits.
Louisville is now 26-16 and 9-7 in conference play.
The team is back in action on April 24 against Virginia.
Photo Nancy Hanner / The Louisville Cardinal