J. Meric

Bulls Sweep Series in Cincy

April 07, 2012
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 5 12 4
USF 0 2 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 8 7 1


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The USF baseball team was able to capitalize on more Bearcats mistakes to sweep the series in Cincinnati on Saturday.

The Bulls came up big at the plate behind Daniel Rockhold's four RBIs to take a 8-5 victory over the Bearcats and tie their best start in the Big East at 8-1 that was set back in the 2009-10 season.

The Bearcats threatened in the ninth inning by scoring two runs on three hits, but Steven Leasure picked up his third save of the year when he forced T.J. Jones to fly out.

A four-error night by Cincinnati on Friday led to USF's 3-2 win in extra innings and the Bearcats had several missteps in the field with another four-error outing on Saturday.  Back-to-back errors by Cincinnati put Chad Taylor and James Ramsay on board to load the bases in the fifth inning. Rockhold doubled to clear the bases and the Bulls never looked back.

The Bulls (23-10) were able to score a run on every error committed by the Bearcats expect for one. 

Starting pitcher Derrick Stultz (5-1) pitched six solid innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and three strikeouts.

Rockhold came into the game leading the team with four home runs before the senior collected his fifth of the season on a solo shot to left field.  Andrew Longley also picked up his third home run of the season. The catcher is second on the team behind Rockhold.

Kyle Parker came in as a reliever and pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing four hits and two runs and Leasure (3-1) pitched 2/3 innings, allowing no hits and no runs.

USF hopes to pick up another win on its road trip when the team heads to DeLand, Fla. to face Stetson on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.




Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO
W - D. Stultz (5-1)  6.0
L - G. Walker (2-3)  5.0
S- S. Leasure (3)  0.2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Glass 5 3 2 2 0 0
D. Rockhold 4 2 1 4 0 0





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