Loss cuts USF baseball's lead to half-game
USF dropped its second straight game at Notre Dame on Saturday, and Louisville beat St. John's for the second day in a row to cut the Bulls' lead in the Big East to just a half-game with four games to play.
The Bulls (30-19, 17-7) had a 6-0 lead in the fifth inning, but saw the Irish strike for four runs in the fifth, then rally for three runs in the final two innings. USF outhit Notre Dame 13-7 and benefitted from three Irish errors, but it wasn't enough to get a much-needed road win. Here's the game story from USF's official site.
Starter Derrick Stultz lasted into the ninth but took the loss, while Junior Carlin paced the Bulls' bats with three hits. With Louisville's 5-4 win at St. John's, the Bulls are just a half-game ahead of the Cardinals, putting all the more on the line when the two teams will meet at Louisville for three game next weekend.