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South Florida Bulls baseball teams rallies late (twice) to sweep Pittsburgh Panthers

College baseball

USF rallies late then stuns pitt in 10th inning

TAMPA — USF senior Trey Manz hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to tie it and sophomore Jonathan Koscso did the same in the bottom of the 10th for a 10-8 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday. The Bulls (19-10, 7-2 Big East) swept the three-game series.

The Panthers scored five runs with two outs in the top of the ninth for an 8-6 lead before Manz's heroics in the bottom of the inning. Manz, who homered in the sixth and finished with four RBIs, hit a 400-foot shot to center that hit the top of the wall and bounced over, tying the score.

"I think we won because of the intensity that we had in the dugout," USF coach Lelo Prado said. "They came in after that five-run inning and everyone was saying that we weren't going to lose this game."

USF's Ryan Lockwood had two hits to extend his streak to 72 games in which he has reached base safely.

Miami 14, FSU 8: The Hurricanes (23-8, 10-5 ACC) hit two grand slams in the first two innings against the visiting Seminoles (18-10, 7-6). Miami took two of three in the series.

College football

FSU wideout arrested on DUI

Florida State WR Rod Owens was arrested on a DUI charge early Sunday by Tallahassee police. The redshirt senior was seen about 4 a.m. driving with his headlights off. He submitted to a breath test at the Leon County jail, and it showed a 1.55 blood-alcohol level, nearly twice the threshold of 0.08 at which the state presumes one to be impaired. He was released on $500 bond.


North Korea angry over food poisoning

North Korea accused rival South Korea of making its players ill with "adulterated foodstuff" before last week's World Cup qualifier.

The North wants FIFA to investigate the claim, and its football association said the alleged food poisoning is part of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's "moves for confrontation" with the North.

North Korea coach Kim Jong Hun raised the allegation after losing 1-0 to South Korea on April 1.

EPL: Substitute Federico Macheda, 17, scored in his Manchester United debut to salvage a 3-2 win over visiting Aston Villa and end the team's monthlong winless streak in the English Premier League.

Et cetera

Bowling: Mike Scroggins won his second career major, defeating Norm Duke 191-173 at the U.S. Open in North Brunswick, N.J. … Wes Malott won PBA Tour player of the year honors.

Cycling: Belgium's Stijn Devolder won the Tour of Flanders classic for the second straight time in Meerbeke, Belgium, finishing the 163-mile race in 6 hours, 1 minute, 8 seconds.

Olympics: The International Olympic Committee toured sites where Chicago wants to hold the 2016 Summer Games. The IOC votes in October on which city is awarded the Games. The others: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Madrid; and Tokyo.

Running: Kenyan Vincent Kipruto set a record at the Paris Marathon, winning in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 47 seconds (previous mark — 2:06:33).

Swimming: Spain's Rafael Munoz finished in 22.43 seconds to set a world record in the men's 50-meter butterfly at the Spanish championships in Malaga (previous mark — 22.96).

Brian Landman, Times staff writer; Times wires

South Florida Bulls baseball teams rallies late (twice) to sweep Pittsburgh Panthers 04/05/09 [Last modified: Sunday, April 5, 2009 11:23pm]
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