Since Sandy Pearsall is a pretty special coach, it wouldn’t surprise people who know her to see the Lady Cards’ softbalpearsall.jpgl team do well in their fifth straight appearance in an NCAA Regional Tournament, set this weekend at Knoxville.

Earlier this season the Cards marked the program’s 300th win since U of L softball started in 2000. The win came against Oregon, where Pearsall played in 1983-84. Pearsall has more than 600 wins as a coach.

Five U of L players earned conference honors: Senior Sarah Totten and sophomore Kristen Wadwell were selected to the second team, while junior Kassie Stanfill, sophomore Melissa Roth and freshman Colby Wherry were named to the third team.

Here’s the weekend NCAA schedule:

Friday, May 16

2:30 p.m. ET – Louisville vs. Virginia Tech (Game One)
5 p.m. ET – Tennessee vs. Winthrop (Game Two)

Saturday, May 17

Noon ET (ESPN2) – Winner Game One/Winner Game Two (Game Three)
2:30 p.m. ET – Loser Game One/Loser Game Two (Game Four)
5 p.m. ET – Loser Game Three/Winner Game Four (Game Five)

Sunday, May 18

1:30 p.m. ET – Winner Game Three/Winner Game Five (Game Six)
4 p.m. ET – (if necessary) Rematch of Game Six

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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.