Tuesday, March 25, 2008
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The University of South Florida baseball team (12-10) took the second game of the series with the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, 3-2, Tuesday night in Fort Myers, Fla.
Junior Addison Maruszak, who played second base in the game, was 3-of-4 at the plate with an RBI in the fifth, while freshman Jon Koscso, USF's shortstop, singled to right field in the sixth to drive in the Bulls' second run of the game. In the top of the ninth, freshman Ryan Lockwood put down a bunt single to score Maruszak, giving USF the 3-2 lead.
Senior Joey Angelberger and Lockwood each collected a pair of hits in the game, both picking up their second single in the top of the ninth, leading the Bulls to their 12th victory of the season.
USF opened the scoring in the top of the fifth with one run, but FGCU answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. The Bulls countered in the top of the sixth, scoring one and tying the game at two. Aided by an error and a pair of singles, USF scored in the top of the ninth to get the win.
Senior David Torcise picked up his first win of his USF career, facing one batter in the eighth, forcing him to ground out to end the inning.
Sophomore Shawn Sanford earned his fourth save of the season, allowing no hits and no runs in the ninth.
USF concludes its five-game road series Wednesday when the Bulls travel to Jacksonville for a 7 p.m. game against the University of North Florida. Freshman Kyle Eastham is expected to get the start for the Bulls on Wednesday.