Two grand slams, one inning in USF win
USF's baseball team tied an NCAA record on Saturday afternoon, hitting two grand slams in the same inning during a 12-6 win against Savannah State.
The Bulls are the 22nd team in NCAA history to pull off the feat, getting slams from Brandon Smith and Trey Manz. The 11-run inning turned a 6-1 deficit into a 12-6 lead, a turnaround that could spark the Bulls in more than just one game. USF would have dropped to 3-6 with the loss, and now can pull to .500 with a win in the second game tonight.
The two slams followed a solid start by sophomore Matt Quevedo, who held Savannah State to two runs (one earned) in six innings. USF's bullpen gave up four runs in the eighth, however, and reliever Shawn Sanford gets to play vulture for a day, getting a victory despite giving up two runs on two hits and a walk and getting exactly one out. It's all about timing ...