TAMPA - All four USF pitchers combined for the team’s seventh straight shutout in route to 5-0 win over Cornell at the USF Softball Stadium.
Sam Greiner started the game for the Bulls (22-10) and pitched two scoreless innings without giving up a hit.
Erica Nunn came in to pitch the third and was credited with the victory to improve to 3-2 on the year.
Lindsey Richardson came in to relieve Nunn to start the fourth inning and pitched three solid innings, picking up six strikeouts and only surrendering two hits.
Finally, Sara Nevins came in to pitch the final inning for USF. She recorded two strikeouts to move into second place on the all-time USF career strikeouts list, passing Leigh Ann Ellis, who had 633 from 2003-04. Nevins needs only eight more to pass Mo Triner and break the all-time record of 641.
The Bulls got the scoring started in the third when Kenshyra Jackson drove in D’Anna Devine with a single to center field for her 18th RBI this year.
Devine then drove in a run of her own in the fourth with a single to score Lee Ann Spivey and put USF up 2-0.
Nicolette Levine broke the game open in the fifth with her second home run of the year, a two-run shot over the left field fence to increase the lead to 5-0.
Spivey also picked up an RBI in the fifth with a ground out to second base that scored Ilaura Reeves. It was her team-leading 23rd RBI this season.
The Bulls start conference play this weekend with a double header against Rutgers on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. at the USF Softball Stadium.