Two more gems make it 9 straight for USF softball
A pair of shutouts Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of Georgetown extended USF's winning streak to nine games and put the Bulls atop the Big East conference standings with a 6-0 league record.
Sophomore Lindsey Richardson struck out eight in six innings in a 1-0 win, with the Bulls prevailing despite getting only two hits, and then freshman Sara Nevins took a no-hitter into the seventh, finishing with a one-hitter in a 4-0 win in the second game. USF's pitchers did not walk a batter in either game as the Bulls improved to 26-15 overall.
Again, the top of the batting order got it done for USF -- Gina Kafalas, Ashli Goff and Kourtney Salvarola had six of USF's eight hits and scored three of the four runs in the first game; Salvarola scored the only run in the second, brought in by catcher Laura Fountain. Notre Dame (3-0) is the only other Big East team undefeated in conference play.
Baseball, meanwhile, took an 11-6 loss to Rutgers, falling behind 6-0 before eventually outhitting the Scarlet Knights 14-10. The Bulls left 10 men on base and saw their pitchers walk seven batters while Rutgers walked none. Todd Brazeal had three RBIs on two doubles and Jimmy Falla continued his strong hitting with three more hits, but the Bulls dropped to 14-16, 4-4 in the league entering today's final game.