USF Softball Sweeps UConn, Tied For First In Big East

Sara Nevins is awesome. Credit USF Athletics for the photo

Sara Nevins pitched another complete game shutout as the USF Bulls (32-16, 12-1) run-ruled the UConn Huskies (17-23, 5-8) 8-0 today at the USF Softball Stadium. Nevins moved up to 14-5 on the season with the win today and extended her scoreless streak to 41 innnigs. Nevins struck out 5 Huskies while only giving up 4 hits and 1 walk in her 5 innings of work.

The Bulls were fantastic at the plate as well today with Gina Kafalas (2-3, 2 R), Ashli Goff (2-4, 1 RBI, 1 R), Kourtney Salvarola (2-2, 2 RBI, 3 R), and Janine Richardson (2-4, 3 RBI) all having great days at bat. Kafalas in particular had a great series, going 5-8 over the weekend while scoring 6 runs. Another great thing today was seeing Stephanie Medina back in action today after leaving yesterday's nightcap due to a HBP in the first inning. Medina went 1-2 on the day with an RBI and a walk.

With the win today, USF controls its own destiny for the Big East Championship. The Bulls are tied for first in the lead with DePaul at 12-1 in conference play, and Notre Dame is right behind both at 9-1. The Bulls play both the Blue Demons and the Fighting Irish this week, starting with a doubleheader Wednesday against ND at home. The Bulls then head to Chicago for a huge three game series with DePaul to finish the regular season.

Hope to see you guys out there Wednesday.

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