USF baseball falls 2 to 1 to Memphis

Posted: May 25, 2014 in Baseball

The Bulls fell 2 to 1 to Memphis, ending the 2014 season. The Bulls end the season at 27-31. The Bulls left so many runners on base and had their chances, but they could not get the key late hit to take the lead. The season is over and now the Bulls will wait for their new head coach.

USF was down after the first inning 1 to 0 after a triple and an RBI ground out from the Tigers. USF would have more threats in the 2nd and the 4th with runners on base, but they simply could not get the key hit (USF had left 6 runners on base at this point). USF had a chance in the 5th to tie the game after Kyle Teaf got to 3rd base after a single, a steal and a throwing error, but the Bulls failed to do anything after that. In the 7th, USF was able to get it tied. Nik Alfonso was hit by a pitch and was pinch run for by Hayden Kelley. Kelley went down to third on an error and eventually scored on an infield single from Kyle Teaf to tie the game at 1 to 1. In the 8th, USF had a runner on first after a Zac Gilcrease single, but no one was able to move him up or get him home. In the top of the 9th, USF had two runners on after Austin Lueck had a single and Kyle Teaf walked, but Levi Borders struck out for the 4th time of the game, ending the threat. In the 9th, the Tigers were able to get the game winning RBI from Darien Tubbs, ending the Bulls season.

Brandon Lawson pitched a gem, working 6 innings, allowing just 5 hits, 1 run, and struck out 3 batters. Janick Serrallonga went 1.2 innings, allowing just 1 hit, 1 walk, and struck out 2 batters. Jordan Strittmatter went two thirds of an inning, allowing a walk and struck out one batter. Lawrence Pardo got one out, allowing the game winning run (charged with the run), and walked two batters. Tommy Peterson came in for the 9th and allowed the hit to give up the game winning run.

The year is over and now the Bulls will begin the search for the next head coach of the program. A full season recap will come after this.

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