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USF Athletics Weekend Round-Up

More positive and negative sweeps.

Softball sweeps ECU in Greenville

Coming off their first three-game losing streak of the season, the Bulls traveled to Greenville and reversed their fortunes by taking out the brooms vs. the Pirates. Georgina Corrick continued her incredible season pitching in all three games with this ridiculous stat line. Three complete games (20 innings), 32 strikeouts, zero earned runs, and four total hits. Corrick tossed a one-hitter in a 9-0 victory on Friday and topped that by tossing a NO-HITTER in a 6-0 win on Saturday. The Bulls completed the sweep by winning 5-1 on Sunday - with the one run being unearned. Corrick has a 25-3 record - still first in the nation - and has tied Sara Nevin’s for most wins all-time at USF with 101.

USF (31-10, 3-3) host second-place Wichita St. this weekend looking to further advance in the conference standings.

No. 56 Men’s Tennis beats no. 58 Tulane in NOLA, 5-2

USF defeated Tulane by securing the doubles point and winning four of the six singles matches. The doubles team of Alvin Tudorica and Sergio Gomez Montesa won the first doubles match in addition to their respective singles matches on the day and Chase Ferguson and Ivan Yatsuk clinched the doubles point. Yatsuk and Antonio Muniz rounded out the singles victories to secure the Bulls fourth win over a ranked opponent.

USF (10-9) continues their road trip at Wichita St. (11-10) on Friday.

Women’s Tennis drops matches with No. 55 Rice and no. 42 FIU

USF hosted Rice on Friday and the Owls were no April’s Fools sweeping the doubles point and winning the first and final two matches in singles play to take a 4-2 victory. Freshmen Sierra Berry and Grace Schumacher tied the match up at two games apiece before Rice took the final two singles matches. The Bulls also hosted FIU dropping the doubles point and all single matches to lose 4-0. Grace Schumacher and Margriet Timmermans won their doubles match despite dropping the point and FIU swept all singles matches in straight sets to hand the Bulls their second straight loss.

USF (5-13) will next host FAU on Sunday.

Baseball swept by C.

For the second week in a row a bat-sport got swept by C. to open conference play in a series that saw the Bulls get two hits and no runs in the first two games and and give up eight unanswered runs in the final game. Orion Kerkering started on Friday going six innings, striking out five and giving up two earned runs, but the Bulls only mustered one hit with three errors to drop the game 5-0. Due to inclement weather, the Saturday game was postponed to a doubleheader on Sunday - but the offensive woes were still prevalent. USF only had one hit in the final inning in a 4-0 loss despite starter Brad Lord striking out three in six innings and giving up four earned runs. The Bulls offense finally got going in the final game as USF jumped to a 4-0 lead in the second powered by Nelson Rivera’s solo homerun, but C. answered scoring five in the fifth and shut down the Bulls the rest of the way. USF got outhit 33-7 and outscored 17-4.

USF (18-10, 0-3) will look to right the ship on Tuesday vs, North Florida before heading to NOLA to face first-place Tulane.