USF is taking a break from conference play as they host Bethune Cookman for a double header today (5 PM and 7:15 PM). The Bulls are 31-10 (5-1 in the AAC) on the season and they will be facing 8-24 BC. The two sides were suppose to play earlier this year, but due to travel/illnesses on the BC side, the game was canceled.
(Note that these stats come from 3 games ago, BC has won 3 in a row, so the stats are a little behind).
USF enters this double header, batting .337 as a team. They also have a team ERA of 2.86 (opponents are batting .239 against them). BC on the other side is batting .255 as a team and have a staff ERA of 4.88 (opponents are hitting .321 against them). This could be a great chance for the Bulls to get back in the win column after their 23 game streak was snapped on Sunday night.
BC is led by sophomore utility player Iesha Waters who is batting .356 with 5 doubles, 3 home runs, 19 RBIs, has scored 13 runs and is 14 for 14 in steal attempts. Freshman infielder Brianna Sanders is batting .325 with a home run, has driven in 10 runs and scored 11 more. Junior outfielder/infielder Kaitlin Alampese is batting .284 with 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 2 triples, has driven in 8 runs and scored 11 more. They are not a big power hitting team, but have several capable hitters that the USF staff has to be ready for in these two games.
Leading the BC pitching staff is junior RHP Sabrina Anguiano who is 1-11 (4.77 ERA) and has thrown 95.1 innings, allowing 135 hits, 90 runs, 35 walks and has struck out 52 batters. Freshman RHP Deidra GEnera is 3-8 (4.10 ERA) and has thrown 56.1 innings, allowing 75 hits, 43 runs, 32 walks, and has struck out 34 batters. The Bulls had their bats quieted down in the last game against Houston and will be itching to break out in these two games. Let’s hope they get the big time offense rolling again.