Nevins leads Bulls to 5-2 win vs. St. John's
USF sophomore Sara Nevins, leading the nation in ERA coming in, gave up hits (gasp) then runs (gasp!) but the Bulls still opened a Big East series with a 5-2 win against St. John's on Friday afternoon.
Nevins (20-2) took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and had allowed only one hit until she gave up two in the seventh inning. Both runners scored off reliever Sam Greiner, but Nevins came back in for the final out -- her 11th strikeout -- to close out the Bulls' win.
USF (34-5, 7-0 in Big East) scored in each of the first three innings -- Kourtney Salvarola had an RBI single in the first, pinch-hitter Stormi Grzybek a pinch-hit RBI groundout and Stephanie Medina an RBI double in the second, and Jessica Mouse an RBI single in the third. Nevins, who had allowed 12 earned runs all season coming in, saw her ERA raise to 0.63 with the two runs scoring -- her streak of four straight weeks winning Big East Pitcher of the Week could be in jeopardy, but then again, she might not be done pitching this weekend.
The Bulls continue the doubleheader with St. John's (14-23, 2-4) Friday afternoon, with a final game on Saturday at 1 p.m.