USF softball to host Super Regionals
As if winning an NCAA regional for the second time in school history wasn't enough good news for USF softball, the Bulls will have the advantage of their home field for this week's Super Regionals, with Hofstra coming to play a best-of-three series at USF Softball Stadium starting on Thursday or Friday.
Both USF and Hofstra knocked off seeded teams in their regionals, and the NCAA selection committee then chose the Bulls -- who with an RPI of 17 were close to being one of 16 teams hosting a regional in the first place -- rather than Hofstra, whose RPI entering the weekend was 49.
The Bulls got a pair of 1-0 wins on the way to winning the regional, opening with a 1-0 victory against Central Florida, finding their bats in an 8-3 win against Florida Gulf Coast, then beating the No. 5 Gators in Gainesville for the second time this season, with Sara Nevins striking out 12 in a complete-game shutout.