Archive for April, 2014

USF baseball falls 6 to 5 to UNF

Posted: April 29, 2014 in Baseball

USF baseball team fell 6 to 5 to UNF, dropping their record to 24-20 on the season. USF was up 5 to 2, but a bad outing from Joe Adel allowed the Ospreys to take the lead, something they would not give back despite several rallies from USF. (more…)

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Luke Maglich and company tallied 12 runs in the win over UNF earlier in the season.

The Bulls are 24-19, 10-8 in the AAC. Their chances of the postseason are slim at best right now and they will need as many wins as possible as the season slowly comes to a close. They will get a chance with UNF coming to town (game begins at 6 PM). UNF is 19-24 on the season and 4-17 on the road. The Bulls beat the Ospreys back on February 16th by a final score of 12 to 1.  (more…)

USF failed to sweep Memphis, falling 7 to 5 in the series finale. The loss puts USF at 24-19 (10-8) on the season. The Bulls had a lead, but the Tigers were able to rally for 6 runs in the 6th inning, taking the lead and not looking back after.

Memphis started the game, going up 1 to 0 in the 1st inning. USF would answer back in the third inning. Hayden Kelley was hit by a pitch and Kyle Teaf followed him on a walk. After that, Daniel Portales would hit a double to bring them both home, making it 2 to 1. Levi Borders would then hit a single, making it 3 to 1 with Portales scoring. In the 6th, the Tigers would score 6 runs, taking the strong lead. The Bulls would get one back in the bottom of the frame after a Kelley single and a Austin Lueck, making it 7 to 4. USF would get another win in the bottom of the 7th after Luke Borders hit a single, followed by a single from his brother, Levi Borders. Buddy Putnam would then ground out, allowing Luke Borders to score, making it 7 to 5. USF would try to rally in the 9th, but a double play and a ground out by Putnam ended the rally and ended the hopes of a series sweep.

Tommy Peterson went 5.1 innings, allowing 4 hits, 5 runs, and struck out 1 batter. Lawrence Pardo was called in during the 6th inning, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs (got two batters out). Cody Hernandez pitched well in relief after Pardo, working 3 innings, allowing just 3 hits and a single walk.

The Bulls will take on UNF on Tuesday night at 6 PM as they to add another late season win to the stat sheet.

The Bulls completed the sweep of Memphis today, on senior day, winning 10 to 0 in 5 innings. The win improves the Bulls’ record to 36-14 (10-5) on the season as the ladies continue to play well as the regular season slowly comes to an end.

The Bulls got it going in the 2nd inning after a Lee Ann Spivey single and a Veronica Gajownik bunt that allowed Spivey to come home to make it 1 to 0. Dani Wayt then hit a single and was followed by Kristen Wyckoff with another single, bringing home Wayt. After that, Juli Weber was able to bring home Wayt on another single, making it 3 to 0.

The Bulls would do even more damage in the 4th. Courtney Goff led it off with a single, followed by another base hit from Wyckoff. Juli Weber would then launch a double to bring them both home. After that, Ashli Goff would get on base with a single. Kourtney Salvarola would then bring them both home with a huge home run (go senior!). After that, Stephanie Medina would reach base on a walk and would move up on a bunt from Courtney Goff, allowing her to score. After that, Wyckoff, who had a huge game, singled against and brought home Kaitlyn Santo who was hit by a pitch earlier in the inning. This explosion of runs made it 10 to 0 and it was over in 5 innings for the Bulls as they took care of business to end the regular season home schedule.

Sara Nevins dominated as usual, pitching the 5 innings, allowing just 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 6 batters. Nevins improved to 23-7 on the season with the victory.

The Bulls will end the regular season next weekend when they head to Philadelphia to take on Temple in a 4-game series.

Tribute to the senior class

Posted: April 27, 2014 in Softball
USF's senior class (from left to right), Dani Wayt, Stephanie Medina, Ashli Goff, Kourtney Salvarola, Kaitlyn Santo, Courtney Goff and Sara Nevins.

Thank you, seniors! (Picture credit: http://www.gousfbulls.com)

The USF softball team has become one of the best programs on campus. Every season, the ladies rack up huge win totals, battle for league titles, and get to the postseason. They are one of the most successful programs around and the group of seniors that will be leaving after this season have been a key factor in the recent success the past few years. Here is a tribute to the senior class and everything they have done during their careers.  (more…)

 

The Bulls had to rally late, but they won 5 to 3 over Memphis, running their record to 24-18 (10-7) on the season, taking the series.

Casey Mulholland started the game, going 4.1 innings, allowing 5 hits, 3 runs, 4 walks, and striking out 1. It wasn’t his best game, but a sharp bullpen (rested after a complete game from Herget the night before) took care of business to stop Memphis from scoring anymore. Janick Serrallonga worked 3.2 innings, allowing 3 hits and struck out 3 batters. Jordan Strittmatter worked the 9th inning, striking out one batter to close out the key win for the Bulls.

At the plate, Austin Lueck got it done leading off for the Bulls, going 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. Luke Borders went 2 for 3 with a run scored and 2 RBIs driven in. Zach Gilcrease went 2 for 4 and scored a run as well to lead an offense that did just enough to get the win.

The Bulls will try for the series sweep tomorrow starting at 11:30 AM.

Ashli Goff was huge, helping the Bulls sweep the double header over Memphis today (Picture credit: http://www.gousfbulls.com)

The Bulls had a huge day, taking the first two games of the 3-game series against the Memphis Tigers. The two wins push USF to 35-14 (9-5) on the season.

In game one, the Bulls were down 1 to 0 in the bottom of the 5th. Dani Wayt would get on base, followed by a single by Kristen Wyckoff. Ashli Goff would then step up to the plate and hit a single, bringing home both Wyckoff and Wayt, making it 2 to 1 and the rest was history with Sara Nevins on the mound. The senior worked the entire game, pitching 7 innings, allowing just the 1 hit (home run), no walks, and struck out 14 batters in the 2 to 1 win in game one.

The bats woke up in game two, winning 12 to 0 in just 5 innings. Ashli Goff went 3 for 3 in the game, scoring 3 runs. Stephanie Medina went 2 for 2 and drove home 4 runs (seniors did work in this game). Lee Ann Spivey went 1 for 3 with a run scored and drove home 2 runs. Dani Wayt continued her solid day, going 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs. A big moment was Kaityln Santo, pinch hitting, and hitting her first career run, a 3-run blast, in her senior season during senior week. Erica Nunn was solid, allowing just 1 hit, 2 walks and striking out 5 batters in the run-rule game.

The Bulls will try for the series sweep tomorrow morning at 11 AM as they take on the Tigers in the third game.