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USF Athletics Weekend Round-Up

Spring Football may be over, but there is still plenty of action across USF Athletics.

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Softball takes two of three vs. Wichita St.

Georgina Corrick did it again. On Friday, Corrick notched her 26th victory on the year - and record-breaking 102nd in her career - in a 7-3 victory over second-play Wichita St. Corrick went the distance allowing only one earned run and striking out 14 batters as she broke another USF record. The offense hit early and often as Madison Epperson delivered a two RBI double in the first and Alanah Rivera homered in the second to take an early 4-0 lead. Three USF errors led to two WSU runs.

On Saturday, the Bulls used a quartet of pitchers to notch a 5-3 victory as Antoinette Hill collected her second victory. Down 1-0 in the third, Alexis Johns delivered an RBI single before Megan Pierro blasted a two-run home run. The Shockers tied the game at three in the 5th, but a Dezarae Maldonado double scored two more in the sixth to secure the victory. Johns, Pierro, and Maldonado all had multi-hit games. Corrick shut the door in the seventh to collect her second save on the year.

On Sunday, Corrick pitched another gem, but the offense was stifled in a 2-1 loss. Corrick pitched another complete game with seven strikeouts, but gave up two solo home runs - one in the fourth and one in the sixth - to take the loss for only the fourth time this year.

Johns stole four bases over the weekend bringing her program-record and nation-leading number to 41.

USF (33-11, 5-4) will next play a double-header vs. FAMU and JU in Jacksonville on Wednesday while having the weekend off.

Baseball loses two of three at Tulane, snaps six game losing streak on Sunday

USF headed to New Orleans to face the red-hot Tulane Green Wave and only came away with a Sunday victory in the three-game series. On Friday, the fielding issues resurfaced as the Bulls collected five errors on the evening in an 8-5 loss. Orion Kerkering gave up four first-inning runs and five overall as the Bulls couldn’t climb back from the deficit despite tying the game in the third. Marcus Brodil and Matt Ruiz both hit home runs in the loss.

On Saturday, USF was blanked 6-0 as Brad Lord gave up three earned runs over five innings pitched with three strikeouts. Three more errors plagued the defense as Lord surrendered an additional three unearned runs. The offense only mustered five hits and struck out seven times.

On Sunday, the fireworks started early as the Sunday Golds secured a 13-8 victory. Five Bulls had multi-hit games as the offense collected 14 hits and seven walks on the matinee. Carmine Lane, Jackson Mayo, and Joaquin Monque all homered for the Bulls. Ethan Brown won his second game going five innings and giving up only one run with four strikeouts. After crooked numbers in the fourth and fifth had USF up 8-1 - Tulane manufactured six runs in the sixth to cut the deficit to one, but the Bulls answered with three of their own in the seventh to stop the rally for good. Hunter Mink also collected his sixth save.

USF (19-13, 1-5) will welcome FGCU to Tampa on Tuesday and Memphis (13-15 ,1-5) for a three-game set Thursday thru Saturday looking to climb out of the conference cellar.

No. 51 Men’s Tennis collects pair of victories vs. no. 75 Wichita St. and no. 40 Tulsa

The USF Men’s Tennis team continues to collect ranked victories as they hit the road to the heartland over the weekend. On Friday, USF faced no. 75 Wichita St. and absolutely swept the competition winning 7-0. USF collected both courts to secure the doubles point and continued to dominate winning all of their singles matches. Sergio Gomez Montesa, Bruno Oliviera, and Chase Ferguson all opened with straight-set victories before Ivan Yatsuk came back to win in three sets after dropping the first. Alvin Tudorica then won in straight sets before Antonio Muniz won in a tie-breaker to sweep the Shockers.

On Sunday, the Bulls traveled to no. 40 Tulsa and won their fourth straight match by a score of 4-3. The Golden Hurricane came out winning the doubles point, but the Bulls fired off three straight singles victories by Tudorica, Oliviera, and Yatsuk to take the lead. Tulsa then took the next two matches to tie it up, but Antonio Muniz proved the hero winning his match in three sets and securing the victory.

USF (12-9) will head to Oviedo to face C. (8-13) to wrap-up the regular season on Friday.

Women’s Tennis swept by FAU, 4-0

USF started out strong in doubles play with Amalie Boy and Sierra Berry notching a victory on their court, but FAU won the next two courts to secure the doubles point and then proceeded to dominate in singles. The Owls won their first three singles courts in straight sets ending the match with three unfinished courts.

USF (5-14) will host C. (14-6) on Saturday for the final game of the regular season.

USF Football Wins Spring Game as White beats Green 17-14

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Track and Field has eight first place finishes in South Florida Invitational

On Friday, Eron Carter notched two first-place finishes in the hammer throw and the discus breaking the program-record in the former. Romaine Beckford also earned a first-place finish in the high jump. On Saturday, the Bulls had the top-four finishers in the long jump won by Shaniya Benjamin. Ashley Johnson won first in the triple jump, and the Bulls 4x100 relay team also won first place. Shaneylix Davila got the team’s final first-place finish in the 100 hurdles.