TAMPA, Fla. (March 20, 2007) – Freshman right-handed pitcher Matt Quevedo struck out seven and had just one walk in 9.0 innings pitched as the University of South Florida baseball team beat North Florida 5-1 Tuesday night at Red McEwen Field.
Quevedo faced 33 batters, allowing six hits and one earned run. His complete game is the second of the season for the Bulls, the first was senior Danny Otero’s nine-inning outing on Feb. 23 against Manhattan.
After the Bulls drew three walks to begin the game, sophomore Addison Maruszak hit a sac fly to center field, driving in USF’s first run of the game.
In the third, Maruszak was hit by a pitch for the 13th time this season, then Daniel blasted his third home run of the year, a two-run shot to right field, giving USF the 3-0 lead.
The UNF Ospreys scored one run in the top of the fifth, but USF counteracted with a run of its own off of two hits, one apiece from Maruszak and Butler.
Two innings later USF picked up its fifth run of the game as Diaz drew a walk and Taborelli was hit by a pitch, then Butler singled to center field, picking up his 16th RBI of the season.
USF hits the road this weekend for the first out-of-state series of the season, a match up with 2006 BIG EAST champion Notre Dame. The Bulls and Fighting Irish meet at 5 p.m. on Friday, then at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Notre Dame, Ind.