The Bulls, 37-10 (9-1), won 8 to 0 in 5 innings as they returned to conference play on the road against the Memphis Tigers. Cassidy Boyle had a game and Erica Nunn did the rest in the circle.
In the 2nd, Kristen Wyckoff drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single. In the 4th, the Bulls really got going after Cassidy Boyle scored on an error. She was followed by an RBI single from Juli Weber, a RBI double by Monica Santos, and then two players scored on wild pitches, making it 6 to 0 in the game. In the 5th, Cassidy Boyle would single, move up on a fielder’s choice and then score on an error to make it 7 to 0. Weber then hit a sac fly to make it 8 to 0 as the USF offense continued to roll. The Tigers managed just one hit while the Bulls took advantage of the errors and wild pitches.
Kristen Wyckoff was 2 for 3 with an RBI and scored a run. Weber was 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs. Boyle was 3 for 3 in the game and scored 2 runs. Astin Donovan was 1 for 2 with 2 runs scored as well. There weren’t a ton of huge hits, but everything for the Bulls was timely and they took advantage of all the free passes the Tigers handed them.
Erica Nunn (21-6) dominated, throwing 4 innings, allowing just 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 6 batters. Susan Wysocki pitched the last inning, striking out 2 batters. Do I need to really say anything else? Nunn was at her best and the Bulls came through once again.
The two sides will go at it again tomorrow at 3 PM in the second game of the series. USF will try to keep this new win streak going and continue to pile up those key late season conference games that everyone is after right now.