By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - Hard work helped USF make a huge jump in the right direction this year and the Bulls are making sure the progress doesn't stop.
A total of 10 Bulls, including star outfielder James Ramsay, will be playing in summer leagues just weeks after USF rattled off four straight wins to reach the Big East Championship game.
Leadoff man Alex Mendez and five other teammates will suit up for teams in the Florida Collegiate League. Buddy Putnam and Mike Carlson will be teammates once again in the Perfect Game Collegiate League, while Zac Gilcrease will be keeping his game in tune in the NYCBL.
Ramsay is USF's lone representative in the Northwoods League.
Here is a complete list of Bulls playing summer ball:
James Ramsay - Duluth Huskies - Northwoods League
Alex Mendez - Sanford River Rats - Florida Collegiate League
Jordan Strittmatter - Sanford River Rats - Florida Collegiate League
Nick Gonzalez - Sanford River Rats - Florida Collegiate League
Austin Lueck - Orlando Monarchs - Florida Collegiate League
Blake Sydeski - DeLand Suns - Florida Collegiate League
Kyle Teaf - Leesburg Lightning - Florida Collegiate League
Buddy Putnam - Glen Falls Golden Eagles - Perfect Game Collegiate League
Mike Clarkson - Glen Falls Golden Eagles - Perfect Game Collegiate League
Zac Gilcrease - Athletes in Action - NYCBL