For the second year in a row the South Florida Bulls Softball team are your American Athletic Conference regular season champions.
Coach Ken’s team needed a victory against Wichita State on the final day of the regular season yet again to clinch back-to-back AAC Championships, and they got a complete game gem from sophomore Georgina Corrick to do it, and stave off a sweep.
BULLS WIN!!!! BULLS WIN!!!!!— USF Softball (@USFSoftball) May 5, 2019
CORRICK GETS THE STRIKE OUT SWINGING AND YOUR
USF BULLS ARE YOUR AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/26ITpyntDj
The Bulls (39-17, 17-4) narrowly missed their 18th 40-win season, but clinched the best conference record in league history.
USF fresh off of five-straight sweeps of conference foes, made it interesting in Wichita, Kansas, dropping the first two games of the season; one by way of a heartbreaking 4-3 loss in extra innings and the other run-rule shutout. Corrick (23-4) returned to her scoreless ways pitching an absolute gem only giving up two runs and striking out eight. The Bulls only run of the game came courtesy of the long-ball in the first inning with a solo shot by senior Lindsay Devitt; that’s all Georgina needs nowadays to get the dub.
With the regular season clinched, USF will now turn their attention towards the conference tournament at the Cougar Softball Stadium in Houston, TX. The single-elimination tournament starts this Thursday where USF will face eighth-seeded Memphis at 11 a.m. The winner of the one-eight game will play the winner of the four-five game (Wichita State vs C.) in the semifinals. The Bulls will look to avenge their heart-breaking loss in the Tournament Finale vs Tulsa last season.