USF Bats Go Quiet In 6-2 Loss to UAB
The loss was the second of the day, and dropped USF to 4-3 on the season after opening the year 4-0.
The Bulls, who had gone scoreless in the previous two games entering Friday’s nightcap, struggled to get the bats going again, and fell behind the Blazers early on, digging themselves a 6-0 hole through the first three innings.
Gina Kafalas continued to be the Bulls’ main source of offense, as she collected one of two hits on the night and scored one of the two USF runs.
Janine Richardson also singled and walked twice scoring the other run on the night.
After an 8.0 inning performance out of freshman Sara Nevins in game one, the Bulls got just 1.0 innings out of Lindsey Richardson as she allowed three runs on four hits before being pulled for Brittney Bowles.
Bowles pitched the final 6.0 innings and allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits in relief.
The scoring started early on for the Blazers with an RBI double down the left field line to put them up 1-0 through one. UAB would add three more in the second and another in the fourth to put them up 6-0 through the first three.
USF would not go quietly as Richardson singled to begin the USF fourth, and would earn second and third before scoring on a groundout to second by Erin Bly.
The Bulls added another in the fifth on an error by the shortstop, and brought the tying run to the plate with the bases loaded, but could not close the gap.
USF went quietly in the seventh to drop their third straight game.
The Bulls will look to return to their winning ways on Saturday as they square off with Indiana at 3 p.m. and Mississippi at 5 p.m. at the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Fla.