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Barbosa keys Bulls' home win vs. UConn

Opening its final home series Friday night, USF baseball got another solid eight innings from senior Andrew Barbosa and pulled out a 3-2 win against Connecticut, pulling even with the Huskies in a third-place tie in the Big East standings.

The Bulls (31-18, 14-8) got all three runs in the bottom of the fifth, with a run and RBI from freshman shortstop Kyle Teaf, who went 3-for-3. After a rough second inning, Barbosa shut out the Huskies the rest of the way, striking out eight; Austin Adams pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save.

With five games left in the conference season, USF can clinch a spot in the Big East tournament in Clearwater with its next win -- the Bulls missed the cut last year, so it's an important first step to securing a top seed. The two teams ahead of USF and UConn in the standings, St. John's and Louisville, are playing this weekend, so a USF sweep would put them no worse than a tie for second place. The Bulls finish the regular season next weekend at West Virginia (20-30, 6-16).

[Last modified: Saturday, May 12, 2012 8:57am]

    

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