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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The University of Louisville softball team fell to Charlotte 10-2 Tuesday afternoon at Daughtridge Stadium.
The Cardinals (15-9) will return to Ulmer Stadium this weekend when they host Pitt in a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series starting Friday at 5 p.m.
Sarah Gordon went 3-for-3 with a home run to lead the Cardinals at the plate. The Cardinals scored runs in the fourth and fifth, but the host 49ers tallied six unanswered runs en route to final score. Taylor Roby (5-3) took the loss, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits and striking out three in 3.2 innings.
The teams played through two and a half scoreless innings before the 49ers took a 2-0 lead behind Ashleigh Washington’s two-run homer in the home half of the third.
The Cardinals countered in the top of the top of the fourth when Makayla Hurst’s pinch-hit RBI single scored Vanessa Miller to cut the lead in half.
Charlotte (13-10) used two hits and an error to plate two more runs in the fourth and take a 4-1 lead.
Louisville got a run back in the fifth courtesy of Gordon’s home run. The freshman led off the frame by drilling a shot over the center field fence for her first career homer to make the score 4-2.
Charlotte capitalized on four hits and a Louisville miscue to tack on five more runs and an RBI single in the sixth brought the final score to 10-2.
Sam Gress (7-4) got the complete game win after giving up two earned runs on seven hits and striking out three in six innings. Kassidy Krupit went 3-for-3 with two runs and Anna Devereaux went 2-for-4 with three RBIs to lead Charlotte offensively.
- Otis extended her hitting streak to 14 games and now has a 17-game reached base streak.
- Gordon has now reached via a hit or walk in 11 straight games and is on a five-game hitting streak. She now stands second on the team with eight multi-hit games.