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USF travels to Gainesville to face #1 Florida

After getting swept by #16 Tulane over the weekend, USF gets no breaks as they face #1 UF on Tuesday

Nathan Bond

Weekday Baseball: USF (21-26, 6-12) at #1 Florida (40-8, 16-7) - Alfred A. McKethan Stadium at Perry Field

When: Tuesday (5/10)

Where To Find It: 1040 AM

Projected Starters:

Tuesday-USF RHP Michael Clarkson (1-3, 4.36 ERA) at UF LHP Scott Moss (2-0, 0.68 ERA)

Mission Nobody Get Hurt

Coming off a dreadful weekend against #16 Tulane where USF was only able to muster five runs in the three game set, the Bulls get the wonderful gift of facing the best team in the country on Tuesday. USF likely doesn't have much of a chance to win the game but stranger things have happened.

The Gators offensively are led by Peter Alonso (.345 BA), Dalton Guthrie (.321), Jeremey Vasquez (.308), Jonathan India (.297), JJ Schwarz (.290) and Buddy Reed (,290). If it seems like a lot of guys, it's because it is. UF is one of the deepest teams in the country and USF starter Michael Clarkson get the unenviable task of trying to contain their firepower.

Clarkson carries a 4.36 ERA and has struck out 40 batters and walked 27 over 43.1 innings.

UF pitching has held opposing offenses to a .221 BA all year and an on base percentage of .294.

Starter Scott Moss has struck out 21 batters over his 13.1 innings of work this year and hasn't allowed an extra-base hit.

On the opposite end, USF only carries three players with a batting average over .270, Luke Maglich (.291), Kevin Merrell (.284) and Duke Stunkel Jr. (.274). Let's hope the Bulls can keep it respectable otherwise it's gonna be a looooong ride back to Tampa.

Other than bragging rights this game doesn't really matter as USF have six games left vs conference foes. Let's just get everyone back in one piece to finish the season strong against ECU and UConn.