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Barbosa throws 2-hit shutout in win vs. St. John's

Opening a crucial three-game series at first-place St. John's, USF baseball got a huge effort Friday night from senior Andrew Barbosa, who threw a 2-hit shutout, facing one batter more than the minimum in a 3-0 victory against the Red Storm.

USF (30-16, 13-6 in Big East) is now alone in second place in the conference standings, one game behind St. John's entering today's second game. Barbosa struck out nine batters and walked none in an outing that Lelo Prado said was his best in his time as a Bull. USF won despite having only four hits, all from the top of the order -- Alex Mendez had two hits and scored twice, and James Ramsay drove in two runs.

Today continues a big spring weekend -- softball has a pivotal doubleheader at Syracuse today and the Big East outdoor track championships continue on USF's campus.

[Last modified: Saturday, May 5, 2012 8:27am]

    

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