While the UConn women's basketball team was making national headlines for its 60-point blowout of Mississippi State in the Sweet 16, the Louisville softball team was in the middle of a similar destruction of a major conference opponent over at Ulmer Stadium.
The Cards posted 15 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning against NC State Saturday afternoon in a frame that included multiple grand slams.
GOETZ WILL TOUCH THEM ALL! She sends a GRAND SLAM over the right field fence for her first career home run! Cards lead 10-3, still 1-out!— Louisville Softball (@UofLSoftball) March 26, 2016
BECKER WILL TOUCH THEM ALL! She sends a GRAND SLAM over the left field fence! Cardinals now lead 17-3, still 1-out in the Bot-3. #GoCards— Louisville Softball (@UofLSoftball) March 26, 2016
I'm not sure how many times this has happened in softball (or major conference collegiate baseball, for that matter), but you'd have to imagine it's a rarity.
The monster 3rd inning allowed Louisville to blow open a game they had led just 4-3. The Cards (22-8, 8-1 ACC) won the first two games of the series with NC State on Friday by a combined score of 22-10.