Two more shutouts as softball streak hits 18
Division I college softball's second-best team ERA got a little better Wednesday, as USF tossed a pair of shutouts in 5-0 wins against Providence, extending the Bulls' win streak to a school-record 18 games.
USF (38-5, 11-0 in Big East) got six shutout innings and 12 strikeouts from Sara Nevins in the first game, which saw junior Lindsey Richardson pitch a scoreless seventh in her first action in more than a month. Then freshman Sam Greiner did the same, holding the Friars to four hits in a complete-game shutout.
USF's Gina Kafalas, Kenshyra Jackson, Janine Richardson and Kourtney Salvarola each had two hits in the second game, which saw USF finish with 11 hits. The Bulls totaled just two in the first game, getting their five runs with help from four walks, two hit batsmen and two Friars errors.
And in case you missed it, here's our feature from Wednesday's Times on Nevins and the dominating season she's having, making a case for not only Big East Pitcher of the Year honors but All-America status as well.