IRVINE, Calif. — On Saturday afternoon the Louisville Royals Softball Team defeated No. 1 Torrance High School in the CIF Southern Section Division 5 title game 5-1. Sophomore Grace Luderer led the No. 8 seeded Royals with nine strikeouts and only two hits. Read more...
In the third inning, the Tartars broke the scoreless tie with the Royals on a passed ball. From then on, it was a defensive battle with Torrance leading Louisville 1-0 after the fourth inning.
In the fifth inning, the Royals came to life scoring four times. Senior Keona Miller tied it up 1-1 with a single. Soon after, Senior Nicole Norman’s double helped the Royals take a 4-1 lead. At the top of the sixth, the Royals added one more sealing the deal 5-1.
At the bottom of the seventh, Luderer helped capture the program’s first CIF title with her ninth strikeout of the game.
Louisville High School is a private, Catholic college-preparatory school for girls in grades 9 through 12, located in Woodland Hills, CA. For over 50 years, Louisville has educated young women in a vibrant, supportive learning community guided by the mission of the Sisters of St. Louis to "work toward a world healed, unified and transformed." Challenging academics and caring faculty empower each student to develop her confidence, integrity and faith to meet the needs of an ever-changing world.