The South Florida Bulls baseball team will travel to Clearwater on Tuesday to participate in the AAC Tournament. The Bulls last played in the tournament in 2018, where they won three games for the first time since the 2012 Big East tournament.
No. 6 seed USF (24-26, 14-14 AAC) will face No. 3 seed Wichita State on Tuesday as the last game of the quadruple header. First pitch will be 47 minutes after the conclusion of the 4 p.m. game between No. 2 seed Tulane, and No. 7 seed Houston.
The Bulls split their four game series with the Shockers earlier this month. Starters Dylan Burns and Jack Jasiak combined to allow just two runs, while striking out 18 in the two games USF won.
If the Bulls beat Wichita State, they’ll have a day off on Wednesday before playing the Houston/Tulane winner on Thursday with first pitch set for 47 minutes after the 3 p.m. game ends.
However, a loss to the Shockers will send USF to the loser’s bracket, and they will have to face the loser of the Houston/Tulane game in an elimination game on Wednesday. Two losses, and you’re out of the tournament.
USF last played through the winner’s bracket in 2017 when they knocked off Tulane to start the tournament, before blowing a three-run lead in the 9th to ECU (some very questionable ball and strikes in the 9th), and eventually losing to C. Florida to end their tournament run.
No two ways about this, USF needs to win the conference title to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
All games will be shown on ESPN+, while the championship game will air on ESPNNEWS at noon on Sunday,