Ten-run inning dooms Bulls in 13-5 loss
Rough night for USF baseball, as the Bulls came close to breaking a pair of Big East records you don't want to break in a 13-5 loss to first-place Connecticut in the next-to-last game at Red McEwen Field.
The Bulls (23-28) had a disastrous sixth inning, as relievers Joe Cole and Kyle Eastham combined to give up 10 runs -- all with two outs -- on 11 Huskies hits. The Big East record for runs in an inning is 12, set by Seton Hall against Georgetown in 1987. The Bulls nearly broke another conference mark, as they committed seven errors in the game, one off the Big East mark set by Georgetown against Boston College in 1990.
Starter Jimmy Moran, filling in for an injured Andrew Barbosa, only lasted to the fourth inning, but the Bulls led 4-3 entering the sixth. USF will start right-hander Andrew Salgueiro against the Huskies on Sunday as the Bulls bid farewell to the Red -- they're in fifth place in the conference standings with four games to play, with a spot locked up in the conference tournament in Clearwater on May 26-30.