Softball takes two from UConn; baseball falls again
USF softball continues its strong play in Big East competition, improving to 11-1 in conference games after sweeping a home doubleheader Friday against Connecticut with scores of 9-2 and 2-1. The Bulls are a half-game behind DePaul for the Big East lead, and after a final game with the Huskies on Saturday, USF is set up for a key doubleheader at home Wednesday against third-place Notre Dame before finishing the regular season with three games at DePaul.
Freshman Sara Nevins continues to be dominant -- she pitched a perfect three innings to close out the 9-2 win, then threw three-plus innings of scoreless relief to earn her 13th win of the season in the second game. Her combined line between the two games? Six and two-thirds innings, with three hits, zero walks and six strikeouts.
USF baseball, on the other hand, couldn't keep up with Louisville for the second day in a row, taking a 7-2 loss to drop to 18-20 on the season and 7-6 in Big East play. The Bulls got three hits each from their top two hitters in the order, Jonathan Koscso and Junior Carlin, but saw the rest of the lineup go a combined 1-for-24. With the last two losses, USF is now in a tie for sixth place in the league standings, with the series finale scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday.