Ramsay's Walk-Off in 13th Wins it For Bulls, 2-1
Ramsay hit a grounder up the middle and beat the throw from Rutgers shortstop Pat Sweeney allowing pinch runner Alex Mendez to score from second base beating the relay throw from first base.
The Bulls would get another strong performance from starter Randy Fontanez, but he would suffer a no-decision on the night.
The senior right hander pitched eight innings and recorded 10 strikeouts allowing only one run on the night.
The Bulls bullpen combined to pitch 5.0 scoreless innings in relief not allowing a hit with junior RHP Jimmy Moran picking up his second win of the year. The USF pitching staff combined for a school record 20 strikeouts on the night.
The Bulls almost had the first run of the game but junior shortstop Sam Mende was robbed of a home run on a leaping catch at the right field wall by Michael Lang.
Rutgers struck first in the top of the fifth when Bill Hoermann scored from second off an error by Bulls second baseman Peter Brotons.
USF tied the game in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI double by Junior Carlin to score Jonathan Koscso from first.
Scarlet Knights' starting pitcher Tyler Gebler would not allow USF to score again on the night as he was able to match Fontanez pitch for pitch.
The Bulls had a chance to take the lead in the bottom of the eighth but Rutgers' pitcher Jerry Elsing got Mende to fly out to left field with the bases loaded.
Kevin Quackenbush pitched two scoreless innings striking out six of the seven batters he faced.
After two scoreless innings by Carlin and another by Moran, USF finally got the winning run across in the bottom of the thirteenth on Ramsay's infield single.
The Bulls improved their record to 14-15 overall and 4-3 in BIG EAST play this season. USF will face Rutgers again tomorrow at the USF Baseball Stadium with first pitch slated for 7 p.m.
Tonight's attendance was 1,449... The extra inning win was the first of the season for the Bulls in four chances... The game was the second longest of the season, second to the Bulls 16 inning loss vs. Elon... The start for Fontanez was the 49th of his career... He is now tied for eighth with Casey Hudspeth for career starts... With 10 strikeouts, Fontanez moved into sixth place on the Bulls strikeout list with 268, surpassing Mark Reed (265).... 10 strikeouts is a season high for Fontanez, marking the fifth time in his career that he has tallied double-digit punch outs... Striking out six batters in 2.0 innings of relief, Quackenbush now has 31 strikeouts in 18.2 innings of work... The 20 batters struck out by USF pitching is a new school record breaking the previous record of 18 set on 4/22/04 against Jacksonville... Over the last 11.1 innings of work spanning the last two games, the USF bullpen has not allowed a run... Three relievers did not allow a hit in 5.0 innings of work... The two-hit game for Longley is his third of the season... With his sixth inning RBI-double, Junior Carlin extended his hit streak to nine games... Carlin now has 43 career multi-hit games... It is the first multi-hit game of his nine-game hit streak.