USF Baseball: Bulls take on Florida State on Tuesday

Posted: February 20, 2017 in Baseball
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After a solid opening weekend, the Bulls, 2-1, are on the road to take on FSU (game begins at 4 PM). FSU is 2-1 on the year entering this game. USF is 16-73 all time against the Seminoles. Can Mark Kingston and crew make history?

Here are some quick stats to get briefed for the game. USF is batting .292 as a team after the opening weekend. Luke Borders is batting .429 and leads the team with 6 RBIs. Kevin Merrell is batting .400 with 4 runs scored and is 2 for 2 in steal attempts.

The USF staff put together a great weekend with a 2.67 ERA after 3 games while holding Iowa to a .192 average. Ryan Valdes is projected to get the start for USF. He pitched in relief in the opening series, going 2 innings, allowing 2 home runs while striking out 3 batters.

US is batting .265 as a team and has scored 23 runs and has 2 stolen bases as a club. They are led by freshman outfielder JC Flowers who is batting .444 with 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored after the opening weekend. Sophomore outfielder Jackson Lueck is batting .417 with 3 RBIs. He is the younger brother of former USF standout Austin Lueck so that is a fun side note entering the game.

The FSU pitching staff has a team ERA of 2.00 and held VCU after the opening weekend to a .228 batting average.

This should be a fun game for the Bulls and a great early test to see how far this team has come after the opening weekend of the year. FSU is among the best around the country and the Bulls will get a chance at a historic game. Let’s do it.

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