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Courtesy: Tom Hagerty
USF Rolls Past Liberty for 12th Straight Win
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By TOM ZEBOLD

USF Senior Writer

TAMPA – The Bulls' bats continued to make a lot of noise in their 12th consecutive victory Friday afternoon at USF Softball Stadium.

Stephanie Medina capped off the scoring with a solo homer while Lindsey Richardson struck out a career-high 13 batters in the Bulls' 5-0 victory over Liberty at the USF-City of Clearwater Spring Invitational.

USF (18-10) has outscored its opponents, 65-15, during the winning streak that could reach 13 if the Bulls can get past Iowa State in Friday's doubleheader finale at 4:30 p.m.

Richardson (6-3) allowed two hits in her third complete game shutout of the season. The senior's previous single-game high was 11 strikeouts against Canisius on Feb. 14, 2010.

The Bulls grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first with a two-out rally. Kourtney Salvarola started the scoring with a line drive RBI single to left and Lee Ann Spivey followed with a RBI single to center.

The Bulls were back at it with two outs in the second when Stephanie Juergens hit a bunt single, stole second and made it all the way home on two wild pitches.

USF grabbed a 4-0 lead in the fourth with a sacrifice fly to the warning track by Sam Greiner and Medina got all of the first pitch she saw in the fifth. The junior's fifth homer of the season landed on the berm beyond the wall in right-center to give Richardson more than enough support.

Salvarola, Spivey and Juergens each went 2-for-3 to help the Bulls improve to 15-5 at home.

 

 

Pitchers of Record
IP H R ER BB SO
W - L. Richardson (6-3)
7.0 2 0 0
4 13
L - C. Ball (3-5)
1.2 4 2 2 0 3
S - None






USF AB H R RBI BB
L. Spivey
3 2 1 1
0
LIBERTY AB H R RBI BB
K. Zavodny 2 2 0
0 1



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