Game Box | Season Stats
Chat Transcipt | Post Game Video: Eric Sim



 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E
MU
0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 X
4
6
1
USF
2 4 1 0 2 0 4 X X
13
14
1

Pitching
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
W - Salgueiro (1-0)
2.2
2
0
0
2
1
L - Randall (3-1)
2.0
6
6
5
3
0
SV - None
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-
-
-
-
-

Batting Leaders
AB
R
H
RBI
BB
Misc.
MU - Dimauro
2
0
1
2
2
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USF - Hunt
3
3
2
3
1
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Up Next:
vs. North Florida| March 23
| 7 p.m. | Tampa, Fla.

TAMPA- The University of South Florida baseball team battled the elements as well as the Mercer Bears on Sunday to earn their first back-to-back wins of the season on Sunday, 13-4 in eight innings.

The Bulls had yet to win consecutive games in 2010, but back-to-back solid outings by USF helped them to take two out of three games against the Mercer Bears including the rubber match on Sunday afternoon.

The series finale was moved up to 10 a.m. to allow for the game to be played before rain moved in, and the weather could not damper the Bulls' bats, as every starter reached base and USF collected 14 hits on the day in the 13-4 win.

Matt Stull took the hill for the Bulls in game three against the Bears, but lasted only 1.2 innings, while allowing four runs on five hits while walking two and striking out none, however all four runs were unearned.

Andrew Salguiero came on in relief of Stull and pitched an impressive 2.2 innings and allowed no runs on just two hits while striking out one.

Trey Dahl saw his first action of the season and combined with Jimmy Moran and Kyle Eastham to pitch the final 4.2 innings of scoreless ball surrendering no hits and four walks while striking out three.

Freshman catcher Eric Sim collected three hits for the second time in this series, and the fourth time this season. Sim went 3-4 with three RBI in the win.

Ryan Lockwood picked up three hits in the leadoff spot in the order including an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth, and the junior scored a pair of run in the winning effort.

Stephen Hunt went 2-3 from the plate and drove in three runs while scoring three runs.

Eight of the nine USF starters recorded a hit in the win, and all of the starters reached base at least one time.

The Bulls got out to a quick lead in the series finally, as Koscso walked, and Hunt was hit by a pitch before Brazeal singled through the right side to score Koscso from second.

A double-steal by the Bulls and a wild throw by Mercer, allowed Hunt to score from third, but Brazeal was thrown out at home trying to score.

The scoring continued in the top of the second, as Mercer collected four hits and a walk to put up four runs knocking USF starter, Matt Stull from the game and giving the Bears a 4-2 lead.

With two outs in the bottom of the second, Chad Taylor got things going for the Bulls with single to right field on a 2-2 count. Lockwood doubled down the left field line, and Taylor would score on a wild pitch. Hunt and Sim each singled to bring in another pair of runs giving the Bulls the 6-4 lead through two innings.

The Bulls added some insurance in the third as Falla came around to score on a single through the right side off of the bat of Lockwood.

After a scoreless fourth, the Bulls added another pair in the fifth thanks to three straight doubles by Lockwood, Koscso and Hunt to give USF the 9-4 lead.

Offsenively, the Bulls out hit the Bears 14-6. The Bulls 14 hit barrage included six doubles. USF has recorded double digit hits in eight of their last ten games.

The Bulls blew the doors open in the bottom of the seventh, as they collected four runs on three hits as well as a pair of walks and hit batters to extend their lead to 13-4.

Mercer and USF battled through rain throughout the late innings, and eventually the Bulls held on to win 13-4 in seven innings.

With the win, USF inches closer to the .500 mark and moves to 7-13 on the season. The win also clinched their first series win of the season.

USF will face their final non-conference opponent before BIG EAST play on Tuesday as they play host to North Florida at 7 p.m. at Red McEwen Field.

GAMENOTES:
Matt Stull took the hill for the Bulls in game three against the Bears, but lasted only 1.2 innings, while allowing four runs on five hits while walking two and striking out none... Andrew Salguiero came on in relief of Stull and pitched an impressive 2.2 innings and allowed no runs on just two hits while striking out one and in doing so picked up his first win of the season...Trey Dahl saw his first action of the season and combined with Jimmy Moran and Kyle Eastham to pitch the final 4.2 innings of scoreless ball surrendering no hits and four walks while striking out three...Junior catcher Eric Sim collected three hits for the second time in as many games, and the fourth time this season. Sim went 3-4 with three RBI... Ryan Lockwood picked up three hits in the leadoff spot of the order including an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth, and the junior scored a pair of run in the winning effort... Stephen Hunt went 2-3 from the plate and drove in three runs while scoring three runs... Eight of the nine USF starters recorded a hit in the win, and all of the starters reached base at least one time... For the fifth time this season Jonathan Koscso was hit by a pitch and by doing so moved into fourth place on the schools all-time hit by pitch list... On the day, USF batters were hit seven times...Offsenively, the Bulls out hit the Bears 14-6. The Bulls 14 hit barrage included six doubles. USF has recorded double digit hits in eight of their last ten games.