TAMPA (March 19, 2017) – The USF softball team picked up its 20th win of the season, defeating Florida A&M, 4-3, Sunday afternoon.
Sam Worrell put the Bulls up early, launching her sixth home run of the season to give USF the 3-0 lead in the first inning.
Astin Donovan led off the inning with an infield hit, followed by a single from Kelsey Lay. A sacrifice bunt from Bethaney Keen moved the runners into scoring position, bringing up Worrell.
On a 0-1 count, Worrell launched her fourth home run in five days, hitting the top of the batting facility in left field to give USF the lead.
In the second, USF added a run on a bases-loaded walk to Lay. A pair of singles and an error loaded the bases, and a full-count walk to Lay would plate Gross, making it 4-0 after two.
FAMU would get a run in each of the next two innings to cut the lead in half. In the third, the Rattlers used an error with a runner at third to plate a run. In the fourth, a wild pitch would plate a second run.
An RBI single by the Rattlers in the fifth would make it a one-run game.
3- The number of runs scored on Sam Worrell’s sixth home run of the season.
0-The number of free bases allowed by the pitching staff.
13-6- FAMU outhit the Bulls, 13-6, for the game.
-The Bulls have now won 20 games on the season.
-Sam Worrell has hit a home run in back-to-back games twice this season and leads the team with six total.
Head Coach Ken Eriksen's Postgame Thoughts
Next Up The Bulls will travel to Gainesville for a midweek tilt at Florida Wednesday, March 22, at 6 p.m.
Be sure to follow USF softball on social media (Twitter / Facebook / Instagram) and visit GoUSFBulls.com for the most up-to-date information. The USF softball program has been one of the most successful on campus, making 12 NCAA tournament appearances, including a trip to the Women’s College World Series in 2012. USF returns 14 players from the 2016 squad that advanced to the NCAA Tournament, including, first-team all-conference selection Lauren Evans, and second-team selections Astin Donovan and Kristen Wyckoff.