The Bulls, 36-10 (8-1), and winners of 5 in a row are on the road as they take on Memphis for a 3-game series (Friday at 6 PM, Saturday at 3 PM, and Sunday at 1 PM). The Tigers are 22-20 (4-2) on the year and will be looking to upset the Bulls throughout the series.
USF enters this series batting .339 as a team and have a staff ERA of 2.58 (opponents are batting .232 against them). The Tigers on the other hand are batting .289 as a team and a 3.98 ERA (batting .300 against them). There could be a lot of runs scored with these two teams meeting up in this series.
At the plate, the Tigers are led by junior catcher Brittany Seale who is batting .339 with 6 doubles, with 29 RBIs, and has scored 12 runs on the year. Sophomore infielder Brooke Lee is batting .319 with 6 doubles, 6 home runs (leads the team), with 26 RBIs, and has scored 24 runs. Junior 1st baseman Lindsey Strickrod is batting .318 with 10 doubles, 5 home runs, and has driven in 27 runs and has scored 23 runs. Erica Nunn who has 20 wins on the year will have to be at her best to lead the pitching staff against a very solid Memphis team.
Leading the staff for Memphis is sophomore Molly Smith who is 9-9 on the year (2.40 ERA) who has thrown 110.2 innings, allowing 111 hits, 62 runs, 40 walks, and has struck out 100 batters on the year. Junior RHP Calli Irvin is 3-1 (3.82 ERA) and has 2 saves while throwing 40.1 innings, allowing 45 hits, 24 runs, 16 walks, and has struck out 8 batters. They have a solid staff, but the Bulls have some great bats that are ready to get it done at the plate. Kristen Wyckoff, Juli Weber, Lee Ann Spivey, and others will be tough to take down in this series in which there could be a lot of runs scored.
Time to get back in the win column and hold the ranks in the conference standings.