Sara Nevins picked up her 13th win and USF record 8th save today. Thanks to USF Athletics for the picture.
USF Softball continues their strong run in conference play as the Bulls (31-16, 11-1) took both games of today's doubleheader against the UConn Huskies (17-22, 5-7), winning 9-2 and 2-1. Lindsey Richardson started both games today but drew a no decision in both. Junior Brittany Bowles won her 6th game of the year in Game 1, while Sara Nevins came in relief of Richardson to win the nightcap. Nevins also relieved Bowles in Game 1 and earned her NCAA leading 8th save of the year.
Freshman Ashli Goff had a nice day at the plate, going 2-for-6 on the day with 4 RBIs. Goff drove in the winning run in Game 2, bringing home Gina Kafalas with a RBI single in the 5th inning. Goff also made a clever baserunning play in Game 1, intentionally getting into a rundown off first base that allowed Kafalas to steal home. Kafalas once again had a great day leading off for USF, going 3-5 with 2 walks and scored 4 combined runs.
Coach Eriksen had a scare in Game 2 when freshman Stephanie Medina was hit by a pitch in the forearm in the 1st inning and had to leave the game. Medina was in a considerable amount of pain, and some feared that she might be out for the rest of the season with a broken forearm. Thankfully, Adam Adkins of the Tampa Tribune reported that Medina just has a bone bruise and will be day-to-day.
The Bulls finish the three-game series tomorrow at the USF Softball Stadium, before finishing out the regular season schedule next week against Notre Dame (currently 9-1 in conference play) and DePaul (who leads the Big East at 12-1).