USF baseball falls to Central Florida in series finale

Posted: April 17, 2016 in Baseball
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The Bulls, 17-19 (3-6), fell 6 to 5 in the series finale. The Bulls had an early lead, lost it, but battled back only to come up short in the 9th inning. It was just another close battle as this young team continues to battle. 

In the first USF went up 2 to 0 to start on an RBI double from David Villar. He was followed by a sac fly from Luke Borders to extend the lead to 3 to 0 early in the game. In the 3rd, the Knights got two back to make it 3 to 2 in the game. In the 5th, the Knights made it 4 to 3 as they continued to battle back against Joe Cavallaro. In the 6th, Luke Borders hit a solo shot to tie the game at 4 a piece. In the 8th, the Knights made it 5 to 4 as they took the lead late and tacked on another to make it 6 to 4. In the 9th, the Bulls got another run across on an error, allowing Joe Genord to score. The Bulls had runners on but could not muster another run across in the 9th as they came up just short.

Luke Maglich was 1 for 4 with a run scored and stole a base. Duke Stunkel was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Villar was 1 for 5 with 2 RBIs and scored a run. Luke Borders was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs overall in the game. They had a chance late, but could not get it done.

Joe Cavallaro went 5 innings, allowing 7 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, and struck out 3 batters. Brad Labozzetta replaced him, going 2 innings, allowing a hit, 1 run, 2 walks, and struck out 2 batters. Tommy Eveld went 1 inning, allowing 3 hits, 1 run, and struck out 1 batter.

The Bulls will host Bethune Cookman on Tuesday (game begins at 6:30 PM) in a short break from league play. They will need to regroup and get back to work with BC coming to town on Tuesday night.

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