Softball: Nevins' scoreless streak now at 41 innings
USF softball has now won 15 of its last 16 games and is now tied for first place in the Big East after completing a three-game sweep of Connecticut with an 8-0 five-inning win on Saturday afternoon.
Bulls freshman Sara Nevins continues to dominate, throwing five scoreless innings to extend her streak to 41 scoreless innings, a span that covers her last 11 appearances going back to April 3. USF (32-16) is now tied with DePaul for the Big East lead heading into a pivotal home doubleheader against Notre Dame on Wednesday.
Nevins has lowered her ERA from 2.49 to 1.71 during the scoreless streak, allowing only 19 hits along the way while striking out 49 batters and walking just four.
USF baseball, meanwhile, bounced back from two losses and had a season-high 18 hits in a 10-5 win at Louisville that puts them at 19-20 on the season and 8-7 in Big East play. Drew Longley had a grand slam for the Bulls, Sam Mende had four hits, and closer Kevin Quackenbush pitched two and two-thirds innings of scoreless baseball for his ninth save of the season. The Bulls next play Wednesday at Miami before returning home for a conference series against St. John's next weekend.