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The Bulls, 36-10 (11-6), won in a walk-off win in the 10th inning over ECU, winning the game 5 to 4. This was another huge win for the Bulls as they continue to push for the top spot in the AAC standings.  (more…)

The Bulls hit the road and will try to improve on their 21-15 (7-5) record as they take on 12th ranked Houston. The Cougars are 27-9 on the year including 19-5 at home, but are just 4-5 in the AAC. USF sits in third place in the conference while Houston sits in 5th, making this a critical series for both teams, especially for USF who needs to bolster their resume late in the year (game tonight starts at 7:30 PM, Friday is set for 7:30 PM and finale on Saturday is at 1 PM). (more…)

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The Bulls took down Stetson on Tuesday night, 10 to 3, to run their record to 21-15 on the season. The Bulls got solid hitting up and down the batting order and the pitching staff did the rest as the Bulls recorded a strong win late in the season.

The Bulls struck first in the 1st inning after Kyle Teaf led the game off with a walk and Lawrence Pardo singled. Luke Maglich would follow them with a ground out that scored Kyle Teaf. After Maglich, Daniel Portales hit a double that platted Pardo, putting USF up 2 to 0 to start the game. In the 2nd inning, after Stetson scored a run at the top of the frame, the Bulls answered back after a Andres Leal single, and walks to Teaf and Pardo. Leal came home on a wild pitch to make it 3 to 1.  In the 4th, USF kept it going after Joe Altieri was hit by a pitch and again Teaf and Pardo singled to move Altieri to third. Maglich flew out again, but Altieri was able to score to make it 4 to 1.

In the top of the 5th, Stetson added a run after Josh Powers hit a sacrifice fly, making it 4 to 2. In the home half of the 5th, USF answered back after two singles from Buddy Putnam and Zac Gilcrease (add in a walk to Leal), Altieri singled in Putnam to make it 5 to 2. After Altieri, Teaf followed him with a single, allowing Gilcrease to score and make it 6 to 2. Pardo then singled, driving in Altieri and Leal to make it 8 to 2 as the Bulls increased their lead. Maglich came up after him, hitting another sac fly that scored Teaf. Portales singled after him and Luke Borders followed up with an RBI single, scoring Pardo, making it 10 to 2. In the top of the 7th, Stetson got one back off of Cody Hernandez who came in for Lawson after his solid start in the game. It made it 10 to 3 at this stage of the game.

Brandon Lawson made the start for the Bulls. He worked 6 strong innings, allowing 8 hits, but just 2 runs, walking 1 and struck out 2. In the 6th, Cody Hernandez took over for him. Hernandez worked 1 inning, allowing 3 hits, 2 walks, 1 run and struck out one batter in his inning of work. Brandon Murray took over for him in the 8th and allowed just 1 walk and struck out 2 batters to end the inning. Jordan Strittmatter replaced him and worked the 9th inning striking out 2 batters to close the door.

The Bulls will head to Houston for a 3-game series starting Thursday night (first game is at 7:30 PM). The Cougars are ranked 14th in the country and will be a huge challenge for the Bulls if they want to try to add to the resume late in the season and try to make a late season bid for the tournament.