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Winners Of 15 Straight, USF Softball Faces No. 6 Florida Wednesday Night

Ken Eriksen’s squad has completely turned around a bumpy start to 2018.


On the heels of a 15-game winning streak, the USF softball team will travel to Gainesville Wednesday night to face No. 6 Florida for the second time this season.

The Bulls (22-12) are coming off clean sweeps in the Under Armour Showcase and the Michelle Smith Spring Break Tournament over the past two weeks. Since dropping to 7-12 in a loss to Oregon on March 1, the Bulls have won 15 straight with six shutouts and a no-hitter.

In the Bulls’ 8-0 five-inning win over UNF on Sunday, freshman Georgina Corrick tossed the programs first no-hitter since 2015 with five innings of shutout ball. It was Corrick’s team-high fourth complete-game of the season and the eighth time this season the Bulls “run-ruled” an opponent in five innings.

On the current 15-game winning streak, the Bulls have outscored their opponents 98-21 winning games over the likes of Wisconsin, Western Michigan, Seton Hall, Villanova, Army, Maine, Lehigh, Elon and Princeton.

Junior infielder Lindsey Devitt is leading the charge at the plate, batting a team-high .390 with 30 RBI and five home runs. Redshirt junior Mia Fung is a close second, batting .329 on the season with 21 RBI, a triple and five homers.

Junior hurler Cheyenne Eggens leads the team in the circle with a 5-1 record, pitching to an ERA of only 1.27 in 38 innings pitched.

Despite being the first team to score runs on Florida, the Bulls were blown out by the Gators 14-3 in the first loss of the season back on February 11 in Tampa. The sixth-ranked Gators (23-3) dropped four spots in the national rankings after losing two of three to Georgia this past weekend.

First pitch on Wednesday night is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.