Chungs WalkOff Double Lifts Louisville to a 109 Win Over No 33

first_imgAprile was pleased with her team’s resiliency in the game. Meghan King (19-3) took the loss, allowing eight earned runs on seven hits and striking out seven in 4.2 innings. Sydney Sherrill led the Seminoles at the plate, going 2-for-4 with five RBIs. Louisville struck again in the fifth after Chung singled and Butler was hit by a pitch to set up Newman’s two-run triple which put the Cards on top 5-3.   Ferguson’s two-run homer extended the Cardinals’ lead to 7-3. Freshman Taylor Roby’s single set up Ferguson who crushed a shot that glanced off of the foul pole in right field for her fourth home run of the season.   Louisville 10 – Florida State 9 Rebecca Chung Postgame Interview Matchup History Chung’s walk-off double capped seventh inning that featured a combined nine runs as reigning national champion Florida State tallied six runs to overcome a 7-3 deficit and take a 9-7 lead entering the home half of the inning. The Cardinals (25-14, 6-6 ACC) countered with a three runs in the third, courtesy of a triple by Melton. Chung got the home half of the inning started with a walk and back-to-back hits for freshman Charley Butler and Newman loaded the bases for Melton who connected on her fourth triple of the season to even the score at 3-3. In a rollercoaster game that featured four lead changes and a tie, the Cardinals outhit the Seminoles 10-8 with four of those hits falling in for extra bases.Chung finished the game going 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run. Sophomore Maddy Newman went 3-for-3 with a triple, a double, a run and two RBIs. Senior Sidney Melton went 2-for-3 with a triple and junior Caitlin Ferguson had a home run. Preview LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Freshman Rebecca Chung’s three-run double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh lifted the University of Louisville softball team to a 10-9 win over No. 3/3 Florida State. With the win the Cards clinch the series, marking the Seminoles’ first conference series loss since 2012. Photo Gallery In the top of the seventh, the Seminoles capitalized on three walks, including Sydney Sherrill’s grand slam and RBI hits by Carsyn Gordon and Elizabeth Mason to regain the lead.   Florida State (37-5, 9-3 ACC) used two hits, a walk and an error to jump to a 3-0 lead in the first inning.center_img Trailing 9-7 in the bottom of the seventh, the Cardinals rallied once again. Melton led off with a single and walks to senior Megan Hensley and Ferguson loaded the bases. With the Cardinals down to their last out, Chung took the first pitch she saw and drove a shot that bounced off of the fence in right centerfield to clear the bases and lift the Cards to a 10-9 victory.   Next Game: at Boston College 4/12/2019 | 6:00 p.m. Coach Holly Aprile Postgame Interview: “I think that we rebounded from [the first inning],” said Aprile. “We’ve had some moments throughout the year when we’ve gone a different direction and we didn’t get over it as quickly. I thought we got over it, we moved on, and we were able to battle at the plate. We kept trying to make our adjustments against King – she’s a terrific pitcher who is very difficult to make adjustments against, because she’s making them too. We did a really good job of feeding off of each other and making them have to field the ball and give them plays to make. I was proud of that and it got the game going in our favor.”  Florida State now leads the series between the teams 14-6. This marks the first time the Cardinals have won a series against Florida State – and a top-five team. Chung caught four Florida State runners attempting to steal in the game. Louisville is now 12-4 at Ulmer Stadium this season. Roby leads the team with a .342 batting average. Chung leads the Cardinals with 27 RBIs. Butler is now on a five-game hitting streak. Watson leads the Cardinals with 112 strikeouts in 106.2 innings. With her run in the game, Melton increases her career run total to 137. She currently stands seventh on Louisville’s all-time list, needing one more to tie Jennifer Esteban (2010-13) for sixth. Melton also pushes her career triple total to seven and moves into a tie for 10th (with Esteban) on Louisville’s all-time list. Roby (8-1) got the win, holding the Seminoles scoreless on one hit in 0.2 innings of relief. Starting pitcher sophomore Danielle Watson allowed nine runs, eight earned on seven hits and struck out six in 6.1 innings. Watch Live Full Schedule Roster “The bigger piece is that this is a series win in the conference, that’s what we want to do,” said UofL head coach Holly Aprile. “It’s an added bonus that we have a terrific conference and the No. 3 team in the country. I think it was a really great battle, one of the most fun games I have been a part of.”  Story Links Louisville will hit the road to continue ACC play with a three-game series at Boston College this weekend. NOTES: Live Stats  Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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