The Bulls, 19-20 (4-7), won 4 to 1 over Houston tonight to even the series and help get the Bulls a game closer to .500 on the season. It was a tough fight, but they got it done.
In the 2nd inning, Luke Borders had a 3-run home run to open it up for the Bulls early in the game. In the 5th, Luke Maglich had an RBI single to make it 4 to 0 as the Bulls extended their lead. In the 7th, Houston got on the board to make it 4 to 1 against Brandon Lawson. The four runs would be all the USF pitching staff would need in this game.
Luke Maglich was 1 for 4 with an RBI. Duke Stunkel was 2 for 3 with a run scored and stole a base. Luke Borders was 1 for 4 overall with that massive 3-run home run. It wasn’t a huge game for everyone, but they made it count early in the game.
Brandon Lawson went 7 strong innings, allowing 6 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, and struck out 2 batters. Lawson dominated even if the strike out number didn’t reach that high. Andrew Perez went 1 inning in relief, allowing a walk but struck out 2 batters. Tommy Eveld closed the game out, working the 9th, allowing a hit and striking out the batter (I wrote Bobby before because I am very stupid. I apologize for that). The pitching was so great for the Bulls in this game and made it happen, holding up the early lead the offense gave the Bulls.
The two teams will wrap it up on Sunday at 2 PM as USF looks to take the series and get back to .500 on the season. Let’s hope they can get it done to build some momentum.