Busy schedule as Bulls celebrate USF Day
If you're up for it, this can be a marathon day of Bulls athletics, with teams playing on campus for eight straight hours as the Bulls celebrate "USF Day" as part of the school-wide celebration.
Today starts off with softball's doubleheader against Georgetown, with games at 1 and 3 p.m. -- the Bulls have a seven-game winning streak and are in good position to extend that. Women's soccer has what should be the very last USF soccer match in the old stadium, playing its spring game against Florida Gulf Coast at 1:30.
Then football has the third and final scrimmage of spring -- the Green and Gold Bowl at the soccer/track stadium, giving fans one last look at Skip Holtz's team before two-a-days in August. After that, baseball wraps up the night with a game against Rutgers at 7 p.m. -- the Bulls won the opening game of the series 2-1 in 13 innings on Friday night, thanks to a walk-off RBI single by freshman James Ramsay.
How strong was USF's pitching Friday night? Four Bulls pitchers combined to strike out a school-record 20 batters while holding Rutgers to three hits and two walks in 43 at-bats. Starter Randy Fontanez struck out 10 in eight innings, then relievers Kevin Quackenbush, Junior Carlin and Jimmy Moran combined for five innings of no-hit scoreless relief, allowing just one baserunner to hold off Rutgers until Ramsay's winning hit. The Bulls are now 4-3 in the Big East and a win today would put them at .500 for the season.