USF softball sent the seniors out in style today with a 3-1 victory over Wichita State to claim their second American Athletic Conference regular season crown in three seasons.
Freshman pitcher Georgina Corrick settled down after the Shockers were able to scratch across a run in the first on two hits to allow just two more base knocks the rest of the way to keep WSU off the scoreboard. The Great Britain national team member tossed a complete game, four-hitter and allowed just the one run and struck out two batters.
Senior Morgan Gross got the Bulls back level in the second inning with a sac fly to center that scored pinch runner Kyndall Williams from third.
In the bottom of the third, sophomore catcher Macy Cook beat out a tailor-made 6-4-3 double play which helped score senior outfielder Astin Donovan and give USF the lead for good.
A four hour rain delay caused the game that started at 1 p.m. to to resume at 6 p.m., but the ladies had some fun:
Weather delay but the lightning has cleared...what will we do with our time? Okay, yeah time to dance pic.twitter.com/rQzeP57sZv— USF Softball (@USFSoftball) May 6, 2018
[Ed. Note: I’m a sucker for the Cha Cha Slide and will dance to it EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.]
Corrick reached on an error by the second baseman that pushed across another run for USF in the bottom of the sixth and she sent WSU down in order in the seventh to finish them off.
The Bulls are the 1-seed and will face 8-seed UConn at 6:30 p.m. in the conference tournament which begins on Thursday at USF.
As always, #TrustKen. The last time USF didn’t win at least 30 games was in 2010.
In 2010: It was a #HoltzNewEra, men’s basketball was two years away from the NCAA tournament run, women’s basketball was under .500 for the last time, and Collin wasn’t as old.
Congratulations ladies, go win the tournament.