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USF Athletics Weekend Round-Up

Baseball wins another series, and Corrick continues to dominate for softball.

Morgan Tencza / The Daily Stampede

Baseball wins series vs. Bradley taking two of three

On Friday, USF beat Bradley 6-3 thanks in part to two homers by true freshman Jackson Mayo in the second and the seventh —the latter a 3-run bomb breaking up a 3-3 tie. He finished the evening 4-5 with 4 RBI. Fellow freshman Marcus Brodil also added to the fireworks delivering his first homerun of the season and going 3-4 with two runs and an RBI. Sophomore Orion Kerkering made the start going 5.2 innings giving up three runs and striking out eight. Hunter Mink picked up his fifth save of the season.

On Saturday, the Bulls couldn’t get out of their own way defensively committing seven errors while scoring only four runs on seven hits in a 10-4 loss. USF took a 1-0 lead into the second before Bradley scored ten unanswered runs - four unearned. Mayo went 2-4 with a run scored and the pitching staff walked seven batters and struck out 11.

On Sunday, USF walked it off in the bottom of the ninth 8-7 on a Carmine Lane no-doubter after the Bulls scored three in the eighth to tie the game. Lane, Drew Brutcher, and Ben Rozenblum all collected two hits on the matinee as USF compiled 11 hits and took advantage of three Bradley errors. Hunter Mink collected the victory with freshman Dylan Vega getting the start.

This is USF’s third straight weekend series win and came after a 1-1 week vs. Boston College in which they lost game one 18-8 and won game two 11-8. Sophomore Jack Jasiak didn’t pitch this weekend due general soreness per USF head coach Billy Mohl.

USF (10-6) will head to Miami to play FIU on Tuesday and return home for a weekend series vs. Mercer.

Corrick shines as no. 22 softball wins 3 of 4 games over weekend

This is just a scheduled segment of this article at the point, but senior ace Georgina Corrick won all three of the games she pitched in collecting her 17th win on Sunday vs. UMass and compiling a stat-line of 20 innings pitched, three hits (one each game), and 33 total strikeouts while only walking two batters (both on Saturday vs. Stony Brook.)

This is just ridiculously elite at this point. Corrick is currently 17-0 with 169 strikeouts, which are both tops in the nation. Corrick hasn’t allowed an earned run in her last 80.1 innings pitched.

On Friday, the Bulls came out to a 1-0 victory over Army as Vivian Ponn hit an RBI single to score Meghan Sheehan in the first and Corrick did the rest to record the team’s fourth straight shoutout.

On Saturday, the Bulls blanked Stony Brook 1-0 this time scoring their lone run in extras on Alexis Johns’ RBI single in the 8th inning to walk it off. Johns finished the evening with two of the Bulls three hits as Corrick went all eight innings allowing only one hit. Make that five straight shutouts.

On Sunday, USF split the double-header beating UMass in run-rule fashion 8-0 and losing to Ohio State 5-0. Ponn’s solo homer in the fifth - the first of her career - delivered a run-rule victory for the home team as Corrick delivered the team’s sixth straight shutout. The second game vs. Ohio State had Erin Poepping starting in the circle going four innings and giving up two runs while striking out three. The offense couldn’t get anything going collecting only one hit and striking out 13 times. The loss snapped a 14-game winning streak, but USF is still undefeated in games that Corrick starts or makes an appearance in.

USF (22-4) continues its homestand with a busy week - playing Niagara on Wednesday, a doubleheader vs. Ohio State and Purdue on Thursday, Lehigh on Friday, a doubleheader vs. Purdue and Ohio State on Saturday, and a doubleheader vs. Canisius and St. Thomas on Sunday.

Men’s Tennis beats Furman 6-1 at home

After a tough 4-3 loss vs. Middle Tennessee on Thursday snapping a three game winning streak, the men bounced back on Friday with a dominating 6-1 victory vs. Furman. After dropping the first doubles court, the Bulls fired back winning the final two and securing the doubles point. USF then swept all, but the final singles match with Chase Ferguson, Antonio Muniz, Alvin Tudorica, and Bruno Oliveira all winning in straight straights. Ivan Yatsuk won the other match after a Furman tiebreaker in set two forced a third set that the junior countered winning 10-1.

USF (6-6) will welcome Indiana (Wednesday) and Columbia (Thursday) to the USF Varsity Tennis Courts before heading to Texas to face TCU (Saturday) and SMU (Sunday).

Women’s Tennis shut out at Tulane

The Bulls headed to New Orleans where a Friday matchup with Middle Tennessee was canceled before facing off with the Green Wave on Saturday. Unfortunately, USF came away with a 4-0 loss losing all three doubles matches and the first four singles matches. Freshman Sierra Berry was the only Bull to take their match to three sets.

USF (3-10) next will face UAB at home on Wednesday, then hit the road to face Wichita State on Friday, and Tulsa on Sunday.