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USF loses baseball series finale 9-2 against UCF

TAMPA — USF lost its baseball series finale to visiting UCF on Sunday 9-2 as the Knights scored four runs in the third inning.

The Bulls (21-23, 6-9 American Athletic Conference) defeated UCF (22-24, 6-8) on Friday and Saturday for their first conference series win this season.

Luke Borders had two hits and an RBI for the Bulls, who left the bases loaded twice in the first four innings against Knights starter Cre Finfrock (4-4).

More baseball: Visiting Florida State (29-12, 13-5 ACC), ranked fifth in the Baseball America poll, defeated Clemson 11-2. … No. 1 Florida's game at No. 6 South Carolina was rained out.

Golf: Defending champion USF held the lead after the first round of the AAC tournament in Lecanto. The Bulls shot 3-under 285 at the Black Diamond Ranch Quarry Course for a two-stroke lead over East Carolina. USF's Aksel Olson shot 2-under 70 and was tied for second, a stroke behind ECU's Wesley Conover and Temple's Brandon Matthews. Manuel Elvira shot 71 to lead UCF, which was fourth at 293.

Basketball: Boise State assistant Jeff Linder was named coach at Northern Colorado, foxsports.com reported. … Presbyterian's DeSean Murray, who led the Big South in scoring (20.2 ppg) last season, will transfer to Auburn, espn.com reported. … Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon will play at Syracuse for his final season, cbssports.com reported.

Football: Wide receiver Demetris Robertson, a five-star out of Savannah, Ga., committed to California. His other two finalists were Georgia and Notre Dame. … Former Alabama assistant Bo Davis, who resigned last week, is the subject of an NCAA investigation, according to reports. Davis, who coached the defensive line for the Crimson Tide, was being investigated for possible impermissible contact with recruits, website al.com reported. The site also reported that longtime college and NFL assistant Karl Dunbar would be named to replace Davis on coach Nick Saban's staff.

Track and field: FSU's Kellion Knibb was named the top individual women's athlete at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia after breaking the meet record in the discus. Her throw of 192 feet, 1 inch broke the mark of 189-6, set by Washington's Aretha Hill, which stood for 20 years.

Softball: Florida's 13-game wining streak ended with a 4-1 loss at Texas A&M. The Gators (47-4, 17-4 SEC) are ranked No. 1 in the coaches poll. … USF (43-13, 15-3) lost 5-3 to visiting UCF (33-18, 10-3) in the Bulls' regular-season finale.

Men's lacrosse: Host Tampa (14-2) defeated Rollins 16-7 to earn its third straight Sunshine State Conference championship.

USF loses baseball series finale 9-2 against UCF 05/01/16 [Last modified: Sunday, May 1, 2016 10:32pm]
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