USF baseball falls to Memphis in series finale

Posted: April 27, 2014 in Baseball

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.

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