USF baseball center fielder Kyle Phillips was named the AAC Player of the Week today he helped the Bulls sweep Western Michigan over the weekend, the conference announced.
The lefty from Orlando went 6-for-12, with 2 HR, 5 RBI, and scored six runs as the Bulls’ offense exploded for 26 runs in the three-game series.
Phillips is hitting a crispy .350/.447/.625 this season, and leads the team with 11 RBI’s and is tied for the team-high with 1B Joe Genord with eight runs scored.
Genord was also named to the weekly honor roll for his part in the offensive outburst. He went 5-for-10 with 2 HR, 5 RBI, and six runs over the weekend. He also drew four walks in the series finale on Sunday.
While it’s impressive, Genord’s defense through the first 10 games of the year is what really stands out. He has made some incredible plays at first with the glove this season to save runs, and register outs.
The Bulls face the Tampa Bay Rays tomorrow in Port Charlotte. Cy Young winner Blake Snell is scheduled to pitch for the Rays. USF then welcomes Liberty for a three-game series beginning on Friday.
Corrick Doing Corrick Things
Sophomore pitcher Georgina Corrick dominated the competition last week going 4-0 with a 1.25 ERA and stuck out 43 batters in those games. She set a career-high 14 strikeouts on Sunday versus Western Michigan.
Corrick (9-1, 1.24 ERA) was the AAC Freshman of the Year and Co-Pitcher of the Year in 2018 and looks like she got even better in 2019. She has thrown four consecutive complete games, and had two shutouts versus Ball State and Iowa.
The Bulls face Central Michigan and Furman on Wednesday starting at 4 p.m. at the USF Softball Stadium.