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USF baseball, softball get walk-off wins Saturday



Certainly a successful Saturday for USF athletics, with baseball and softball rallying from late deficits for walk-off wins -- Drew Longley hit a solo home run in the ninth to beat Michigan State 2-1 in Clearwater, and Kenshyra Jackson completed a rally with a walk-off double to beat Arkansas.

So baseball is now 2-0 and softball 5-1, with both due for more games Sunday. Baseball faces Minnesota in the final game of the Big Ten-Big East Challenge, where the Big East has an 11-9 edge entering Sunday's final 10 games.

Women's basketball also picked up its third straight win, keeping Pittsburgh winless in Big East play with a 62-50 victory, including 14 points from senior Jasmine Wynne in her first game back after missing three with a concussion.

And finally, USF had a solid first day at the Big East indoor track championships, with the men in second and women in third after the first five and six events, respectively. USF's Jared Thomas and Monique Williams won Big East titles in the weight throw and long jump.

USF receiver Lindsey Lamar had the fastest qualifying time in the 60 meters, running a 6.74, just 0.03 off the meet record. Cornerback Kayvon Webster also qualified for the 60-meter final, though Derrick Hopkins, who won the 60 and 200 last year, did not qualify for the finals in either event.

[Last modified: Sunday, February 19, 2012 8:27am]


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