Behind some opportunistic offense and a solid start from RHP Peter Strzelecki, the USF Bulls clinched the weekend series with a 6-0 win over Central Michigan on Saturday night at USF Baseball Stadium.
Strzelecki finished with a career-high 12 strikeouts, allowing only three hits, two walks and no runs.
A leadoff double by junior first baseman Joe Genord in the bottom of the second, coupled with a few grounders from J.D. Dutka and Tyler Dietrich pushed the games’ first run across to make it 1-0. Genord would finish the game 2-for-3 with two RBI.
After the Bulls senior righty mowed down all three Chippewas batters in the top of the fourth, the USF offense responded with two more runs in the bottom half to make it 3-0.
Junior third baseman David Villar came through with a bases loaded two-RBI single in the fifth to put the game out of reach at 5-0.
Left-handed reliever Connor Eason finished the game after entering in the eighth inning, allowing no hits and striking out three.
The Bulls (9-6) will go for their first sweep of the season tomorrow afternoon at noon. RHP Collin Sullivan is expected to get the ball for USF.