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.
The strikeout and the CELEBRATION! #CHAMPS pic.twitter.com/l4KElNUeIt— USF Softball (@USFSoftball) May 5, 2019
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.
Here it is! Our 2019 #AmericanSB Championship gets started on Thursday from Houston - get familiar with the bracket and the teams!— American Softball (@American_SBall) May 5, 2019
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