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By Paul Sykes

The University of Louisville softball team is known for striking early, building large leads and using their superior pitching to secure wins. The scenario played out again Thursday at Ulmer Stadium when Louisville plated 4 runs in the first two innings en route to a 9-1 win over Pittsburgh.

The highlight of the game, though, was the Cards strong bottom of the sixth inning. Leading 4-1, Louisville pounded Pitt for five runs. Alicja Worley started the attack with a single, scored on Jordan Trimble’s triple to right-center (a few feet from where I was standing). The Cards secured the win with a booming Melissa Roth double, and she scored the game ending run, advancing to home on a Jennifer Esteban single and wild throw from the frustrated Pitt outfield.

The Cards advance to the semifinals, Facing Irish from Notre Dame for a 5 p.m. contest Friday. CBS College Sports will broadcast the game.


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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.