Cardinal Sin: Softball falls to No.11 Louisville 8-0

Jalen Bishop

Contributing Writer

The St. John’s softball team was given no breaks when it faced No.11 Louisville on Saturday afternoon when they fell 8-0 to give the Cardinals a three game series sweep. The Red Storm (9-28-1) recorded three errors and combined for only two hits. 

“We weren’t able to rebound after playing them tough the first game, it was a tough way to go down,” said St. John’s head coach Amy Kvilhaug. “You give a team like Louisville three errors they are going to take advantage every time.”

Louisville (32-6, 5-1) got things going in the second inning when they plated five runs and never looked back.

Junior pitcher Ashley Beza was roughed up and dropped her eighth loss of the season (5-8 overall).

Freshman Tori Free came in for relief. She pitched the game’s final four innings and had three strikeouts. Kvilhaug commented on Free’s bright future for the Johnnies pitching staff.

“She’s great, she has a bright future and is a big part of the program right now,” Kvilhaug said. “She is always poised on the mound, we just need to keep her positive.”

St. John’s has two upcoming games against LIU Brooklyn and Hofstra. The Johnnies are looking to improve before entering the second half of Big East play.

“We need to continue to make adjustments, whether its on the field or in the scouting report, said Kvilhaug. We have this whole week with three good teams that are going to get us ready for the second half of Big East play.”

The Johnnies will stay at home to take on LIU Brooklyn on April 10.