USF baseball falls 8 to 2 to the Gators

Posted: May 13, 2014 in Baseball


Tommy Peterson pitched well in relief but it was not enough.

USF fell 8 to 2 to UF. The Bulls are now 25-27 on the season after this loss. The Bulls had a one run lead in the 2nd inning, but a 5 run rally from UF and relentless hitting from the Gators proved to much for the Bulls as they dropped another game late in the year on the road.

The Bulls would get on the board first in the top of the 1st after Kyle Teaf and Andres Leal led the game off with singles. Luke Borders would then hit a double to bring home Teaf. USF had the bases loaded but could not get another run across, an inning the Bulls could have done some real damage in. UF tied in the bottom of the 1st, but Buddy Putnam did turn a nice double play to end the inning. In the 2nd, Putnam would lead it off with a triple and would come home on a Teaf single. However, 2 errors and timely hits led to a 4 run inning for the Gators making it 6 to 2 after just 2 innings, chasing Lawrence Pardo and Cody Hernandez. Tommy Peterson came in for him and worked the next 3 innings, getting the Bulls to the 6th with no more damage done. In the 6th, the Gators got a run on a sacrifice fly, making it 7 to 2. In the bottom of the 8th, UF added just one more on a wild pitch from Brandon Murray, making it 8 to 2. The Bulls will look back and think what could have been in the first, but reality is they just didn’t get it done.

Lawrence Pardo worked just 1.1 innings, allowing 4 hits 6 runs, 3 walks, and struck out 1 batter. Cody Hernandez worked just a third of an inning, allowing 2 hits. Tommy Peterson came in for him and worked 3.1 strong innings, allowing just 1 hit, 1 walk, and struck out 3 batters. Brandon Lawson got just one out, allowing 2 hits, 1 run, and walked 1 batter (intentional). Jordan Strittmatter came in and got one out. Janick Serrallonga worked 1.1 innings, allowing just 1 hit and struck out 1 batter. Brandon Murray worked 1 inning, allowing a hit, a run, and one walk in his appearance. Overall, the bullpen pitched well after a rough start to the game, but the damage was already done.

It’s just how I feel right now…especially knowing there are 3 more games on the road in Atlanta.

The Bulls will now head to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech for a 3-game series starting on Thursday. If the Bulls want to end the regular season with a winning record they will have to dig deep facing the Yellow Jackets.


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