UF's Brombacher Tosses Perfect Game Against Bulls
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of South Florida did not reach base once as University of Florida's Stephanie Brombacher hurled a perfect game against the Bulls in a 10-0 win.
"We played pretty good defense today," said head coach Ken Eriksen. "It's always nice to finish a game without any errors. It's always nice to see the zero at the end of the run, hits and errors. The worst thing is seeing the two zeros before the error column."
The No. 6/13 Gators had 10 hits, including four home runs. Offensively, UF was led by Francesca Enea who was perfect at the plate, going 2-for-2 and hitting two balls out for her 12th and 13th homers of the season.
Senior Kristen Gordon (4-4) was credited the loss, lasting 1.2 innings, giving up seven runs, all earned, on six hits.
Sophomore Candace Howell entered the game and hurled 2.1 innings, giving up four hits and three runs.
Senior Alison Savarese almost broke up the perfect game on two opportunities. In her first at-bat, Savarese flied down the left field line but UF's Michelle Moultrie made a shoestring catch.
In the top of the fifth, Savarese hit a hard shot up the middle, but Brombacher stuck out her glove keeping the perfect game intact.
The Bulls return back to the USF Softball Stadium on Saturday in a doubleheader against Cornell starting at 2 p.m.