Daniel Portales went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI.
Dani Antonucci

Bats Come Alive as USF Defeats Temple 13-6

April 11, 2014

Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
USF 1 2 2 5 0 0 3 0 0   13 13 1
Temple 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1   6 9 2

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Ambler, Pa. (April 11, 2014) – USF scored the game’s first five runs en route to a 13-6 win over Temple Friday afternoon in an American Athletic Conference contest at Skip Wilson Field.

“It was a good effort by the team today,” said head coach Lelo Prado.  “Herget was Herget and we finally scored some runs so it made things a lot easier.  I am happy with the performance but we have to come back and take game two tomorrow.”

Kyle Teaf began the game with a single up the middle and later moved up to second on a ground out before scoring on a Daniel Portales single through the right side.

USF would score a pair of runs in each of the next two innings to extend their lead to 5-0.  In the second, Nik Alfonso executed a suicide squeeze scoring Levi Borders while Teaf had an RBI single plating Zac Gilcrease.  An inning later, Luke Borders had a two-run single through the right side.

Temple got a run back in the bottom of the third on a Derek Peterson RBI double to leftfield which plated Reyn Sugai who reached on a fielding error.

The Bulls exploded for five runs in the fourth which was aided by a pair of Temple errors.  Luke Maglich reached on a dropped fly ball plating Teaf and Lawrence Pardo on the play.  Gilcrease had the other big hit in the inning with a two-run single to right field.

After a couple of scoreless innings, USF tacked on to their lead with three runs in the seventh to give USF a 13-1 advantage.  Maglich and Hayden Kelley had back-to-back RBI singles followed by a Joe Altieri sacrifice fly.

Temple scored the final five runs of the game which included a three-run home run by Jimmy Kerrigan.

Jimmy Herget picked up the win improving to 5-4 on the year.  He tossed six innings allowing five hits and an unearned run while striking out seven.  Teaf paced the offense going 3-for-3 and walked twice.  He scored three times and also knocked in a run.  Maglich, Portales and Levi Borders all had two-hit performances.

Matt Hockenberry (4-2) suffered the loss for Temple going just four innings allowing 10 runs (five earned) on 11 hits and a pair of free passes.  Phil Gianakos went four innings in relief allowing three runs while Daniel Wasson worked a scoreless ninth.  Kerrigan and Peterson each had multi-hit games for the Owls.

The two sides will continue the American Athletic Conference series tomorrow afternoon.  First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at Campbell’s Field in Camden, N.J.

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO
W - Herget (4-3) 9.0 10 2 2 1 6
L - Hockenberry (4-2) 3.0 6 4 4 0 3
S - None            
Teaf 3 3 3 1 2 0
Maglich 3 2 2 1 2 0
Kerrigan 4 3 2 3 0 0

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