Mouse helps Bulls close out 1-0 win vs. UCF
USF senior third baseman Jessica Mouse came up with key defensive plays to end the sixth and seventh innings as the Bulls held on for a huge 1-0 win against Central Florida in the NCAA regional in Gainesville on Friday.
Mouse, who also had one of USF's two hits, made a leaping grab with the bases loaded to end the sixth, preserving USF's one-run lead, and with two on and one out in the seventh, Mouse fielded a ground ball, stepped on third and threw to first for the game-ending double play. USF's Sara Nevins struck out 10 in a nearly complete game, with reliever Lindsey Richardson retiring one batter in the sixth before Nevins re-entered.
USF got its lone run without a hit, on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Janine Richardson in the third inning. The Bulls (46-11) now face the winner of tonight's game between host Florida and Florida Gulf Coast.