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  2. Baseball playing opening act for softball on Sat and Sun.
  3. Your USF Baseball and Softball teams are back in action this weekend at the USF Baseball and Softball Complex. Adjustments have been made to this weekend's schedule to accommodate travel for our opponents as well as allowing our fans to see both Baseball and Softball this weekend! One ticket allows you to see both events for the day. Below is our updated schedule for this weekend: Upcoming Games Friday, April 27th Softball vs. UCF at 4:30 PM Baseball vs. Memphis at 7:00 PM Saturday, April 28th Baseball vs. Memphis at 3:00 PM Softball vs. UCF at 6:30 PM Sunday, April 29th Baseball vs. Memphis at 11:00 AM Softball vs. UCF at 2:00 PM If you have any questions, please call 1-800-Go-Bulls or email us at BullsTickets@USF.edu. Go Bulls!
  4. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: https://bit.ly/2KbLLUY Bulls Take Care of Wildcats, 5-3, in Year’s Final Home Midweek Game Coco Montes and Duke Stunkel Jr. led the way with three hits apiece TAMPA, APRIL 24, 2018 – The University of South Florida baseball team scored two runs in the fifth to retake the lead for good, giving it a 5-3 win against Bethune-Cookman Tuesday night. The first two innings were quick for both sides, but the Wildcats (17-25, 11-7 MEAC) struck first with a run in the third. The Bulls (27-14, 9-6 The American) responded with two runs on three hits in the bottom half. Junior catcher Tyler Dietrich(Naples, Fla.) led off with a double to center, followed by an RBI double by Coco Montes(Miami). Senior Duke Stunkel Jr. (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) followed with a single up the middle, scoring Montes from second. USF maintained a one-run lead after both sides traded runs in the fourth. Bethune-Cookman again tied it with a run in the top of the fifth. But three-straight singles in the bottom half from Montes, Stunkel Jr. and David Villar (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) pushed the Bulls back in front, 4-3. JD Dutka(Suwanee, Ga.) hit s sac fly to score Stunkel Jr., making it 5-3 after five innings. Key Stats 3 – Montes and Stunkel Jr. got the offense going all night, each finishing 3-for-4 with a combined three runs scored and two RBI. 10 – The Bulls tallied 10 hits, the 23rd time they’ve had double-digit hits this season. 7 – Andrew Perez (Orlando) pitched a perfect ninth and struck out two to pick up his seventh save. Notables - Freshman Graham Hoffman (Tampa, Fla.) had one of his best pitching outings of the year, logging 2.0 scoreless innings with three strikeouts. - Junior Kyle Phillips (Orlando) hit his fifth home run of the season, a solo shot in the fourth. - The Bulls had three more doubles and have 107 on the season, tops in The American and to-five nationally. Up Next The Bulls have their final home series of the season beginning Friday at 7 p.m. against Memphis. USF will honor four seniors in the home finale Sunday, with a scheduled first pitch of 11 a.m.
  5. Stuart didn't get the start I was hoping for. Seems like CBM has a quick hook on him when it looks like the wheels might fall off.
  6. Would like to see Stuart have a better outing, He looks like a Future Fri/Sat guy.
  7. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: https://bit.ly/2Fam3g0 Matchup: USF (26-14, 9-6 The American) vs. Bethune-Cookman (17-24, 11-7 MEAC) Date: Tuesday, April 24 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Tampa, Fla. | USF Baseball Stadium (3,211) Follow: Stats | Listen | Watch - Facebook Live No. 24 Bulls Host Bethune-Cookman in Final Home Midweek Game USF defeated the Wildcats, 16-1, on Feb. 28 and just took 2-of-3 from UCF, garnering rankings in three different polls TAMPA, April 23, 2018 – The newly ranked University of South Florida baseball team has its final home midweek game of the season Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. when Bethune-Cookman comes to Tampa. The Bulls (26-14, 9-6 The American) went 3-1 last week and took 2-of-3 from UCF over the weekend. At 26-14 and a No. 21 RPI, USF entered the top-25 in three different polls Monday. D1Baseball has USF ranked 24th, Perfect Game at No. 23 and Baseball America as high as No. 20. Sophomore Carson Ragsdale (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) went 2-for-4 Saturday and Sunday and hit .500 over the weekend. Junior David Villar(Pembroke Pines, Fla.) hit .375 with two runs, a double and a pair of clutch home runs. He gave the Bulls what turned out to be the game-winning homer late in Saturday’s 5-4 win over the Knights. In the third inning of Sunday’s 4-2 win, he followed a Duke Stunkel Jr. (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) two-run shot with another solo blast to make it 3-2. Sophomore lefty Noah Yager (Davie, Fla.) was sensational out of the bullpen last week, logging 8.1 scoreless innings with just five hits allowed and 15 strikeouts. He got the win against UNF on Tuesday, going 5.1 innings with a career-best 10 strikeouts. He then pitched 3.0 innings in relief on Sunday with five strikeouts. Yager was named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll on Monday. Freshman righty Baron Stuart (Okeechobee, Fla.) will again make the midweek start. He’s 2-2 with 19 strikeouts this season. It’ll be his eighth start of the year. SERIES HISTORY The Bulls and Wildcats will meet for the 68th time on Tuesday. The Bulls own a 60-17 edge in the series. USF is 10-7 against Bethune-Cookman in the last 17 contests since 2011. Both teams split in the 2017 Gainesville Regional. USF defeated the Wildcats 9-1 to open postseason play, but Bethune defeated the Bulls 6-4 in the elimination game. The Bulls had their largest margin of victory of 2018 in the season’s first meeting on Feb. 28 in Daytona Beach, 16-1. USF had eight extra-base hits in the win with five doubles, two homers and a triple. Villar went 3-for-6 with a double, home run and a single. He had two runs scored and two RBI. JuniorGarrett Zech (Naples, Fla.) went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI SCOUTING REPORT The Wildcats are led offensively by Nate Sterijevski, hitting .307 with 25 runs scored, five doubles and 18 RBI. Ian Claudio is hitting .322, though he only has 59 at-bats. Danny Rodriguez leads the team with eight doubles and six home runs. Junior righty Jordan Pinto will throw for Bethune-Cookman Tuesday and make his third start. In 12 appearances, he has a 3.82 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 30.2 innings of work. Ivan Coutinho has been the Wildcats’ top reliever with a 2.66 ERA and 35 strikeouts to only eight walks in 23.2 innings. NOTA-BULLS · Villar still leads the Bulls with a .385 average and his 17 doubles, ranking ninth nationally. · The Bulls are tops in The American with a .293 team average, a .463 slugging, 258 runs scored, 403 hits, 104 doubles and 14 triples. They sit third nationally in doubles and 14th in triples. · After striking out 40 UCF batters over the weekend, USF’s pitching staff ranks sixth nationally with 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  8. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: https://bit.ly/2qVDTy3 Yager Named to American Weekly Honor Roll The lefty struck out 15 in two appearances out of the bullpen PROVIDENCE, R.I., APRIL 23, 2018 – USF baseball sophomore lefty Noah Yager (Davie, Fla.) was named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll, the league announced Monday. Yager was on fire in two appearances for USF last week, totaling 15 strikeouts through 8.1 shutout innings out of the bullpen. He surrendered just five hits and three walks. Yager went 5.1 innings on Tuesday in a 7-1 win against North Florida, striking out a career-high 10 and picking up the win. In a 4-2 win against UCF on Sunday, Yager struck out five over 3.0 scoreless innings. The sophomore has a 1.46 ERA in 24.2 innings this season with 29 strikeouts. USF has its final home midweek game of the season Tuesday against Bethune-Cookman at 6:30 p.m.
  9. If anyone would like 4 free tickets to Tuesday’s game, please email me.
  10. BrassBulls12

    Bulls come are ranked #20 by Baseball America

    D1 has us ranked 24
  11. NewEnglandBull

    Baseball America: Off The Bat: USF Wins War On I-4

    Forgot we play Florida pretty soon.
  12. South Florida Wins War on I-4 Separated by about 100 miles on I-4, Central Florida and South Florida have developed the fiercest rivalry in the fledgling American Athletic Conference. And with the American this season changing the format of its conference schedule to eliminate one of the two series the teams used to play every season, this weekend’s War on I-4 took on even greater importance. UCF won the first game, going on the road Friday to beat USF and Preseason All-American Shane McClanahan, 1-0. The Bulls bounced back, however, winning Game 2, 5-4, and clinched the series with a 4-2 win Sunday in the finale. The series win kept USF (26-14, 9-6) in the heart of the conference title race, a game behind first-place Houston and a half game behind No. 7 East Carolina. It also propelled the Bulls into the Top 25 for the first time this season, as they enter at No. 20. Coach Billy Mohl said the Bulls knew this weekend would be a tough, low-scoring series. “We had to pitch well,” he said. “Whoever made the least amount of mistakes would win.” In the end, that team was USF and the Bulls got the payback they wanted after losing last year’s regular-season title to the Knights and then getting knocked out of the conference tournament by their rivals. “We remember what happened in the conference tournament against UCF and at their place to close the season last year,” outfielder Duke Stunkel said. “It felt great to take the series.” USF’s series win this weekend came on the heels of a big series win last weekend at East Carolina, the conference favorite. In both series, the Bulls have lost Game 1 with McClanahan on the mound and then come back to win the series. It is not the path to a series win that would be expected for a team that has a Preseason All-American and likely top-10 draft pick leading it rotation. At East Carolina a week ago, McClanahan pitched poorly and was unable to land his offspeed pitches for strikes. Against UCF, he was much better and struck out 10 batters in six innings but got outdueled as righthanders Cre Finfrock and Thad Ward combined to throw a one-hitter. The loss dropped McClanahan to 4-5, 3.04, though he has struck out 94 batters in 56.1 innings. USF’s pitching was strong all weekend with Peter Strzelecki and Colin Sullivan delivering solid starts and the bullpen combining to hold UCF to just one run (unearned) in 11 innings. While the Bulls’ strength is on the mound, they also have been impressive at the plate. USF leads the conference in runs (254) and is second in hitting with a .297 team batting average. Third baseman David Villar (.379/.478/.664, 8 HR) has taken a step forward this season, helping the Bulls to offset the loss of All-American shortstop Kevin Merrill to the draft. “He’s improved from an approach standpoint,” Mohl said. “He’s not an easy out anymore. (Assistant coach Chuck) Jeroloman has done a great job getting his mind right.” The Bulls have grown up as a team. Many of them came to Tampa together in USF’s 2015 recruiting class that ranked No. 8 in the country. Those players are now in their third season on campus and form the backbone of the team. Headlined by McClanahan, that class accounts for seven starters in the Bulls’ everyday lineup, two members of its rotation and its closer. USF’s other two regulars are Stunkel, a senior, and a junior college transfer. All the veteran players have helped ease Mohl’s transition this year from pitching coach to head coach. He was promoted last summer when Mark Kingston left USF to take over at South Carolina. After coaching with Kingston for 15 years, Mohl hasn’t felt the need to change much, further helping the transition. “I was fortunate to be left in a good situation,” he said. “The transition was easy. I didn’t have to relearn a system, I just carried on what I’ve done with Mark for the last 15 years. I was fortunate to take over a situation like this.” With a month to go in the regular season, the Bulls are well positioned to make their third NCAA Tournament appearance in the last four years – since Mohl arrived in Tampa with Kingston and former recruiting coordinator Mike Current, who followed Kingston to South Carolina. USF has just four more home games before finishing with eight straight games on the road, including series at Florida and Cincinnati. Mohl said he wants to see the Bulls play better on the road after going 5-6 in their first 11 road games. “We need to take care of business on the weekends,” Mohl said. “If we can play well on the road and win a few more series here, we’ll be in good shape.” full Article
  13. 20 South Florida AAC Notes: Last week: 3-1 Overall: 26-14, 9-6 in American (3-4 vs. Top 25) Weekend series: 8-2 Results April 17: North Florida: W 7-1 April 20-22: Central Florida: L 1-0, W 5-4, W 4-2 Upcoming April 24: Bethune-Cookman April 27-29: Memphis Week in a sentence: South Florida dealt rival Central Florida some payback and won the War on I-4 to stay within striking distance of first place in the American. https://www.baseballamerica.com/rankings/college-baseball-top-25/
  14. BrassBulls12

    Updated Standings

    Sc SCHOOL CONF CPCT. OVERALL PCT. HOME AWAY NEUTRAL Houston 10-5 0.667 25-15 0.625 21-4 4-8 0-3 ECU 8-4 0.667 30-9 0.769 16-6 14-2 0-1 USF 9-6 0.600 26-14 0.650 21-8 5-6 0-0 UConn 7-5 0.583 22-12-1 0.643 4-1-1 18-11-0 0-0-0 Cincinnati 8-7 0.533 19-19 0.500 13-9 4-10 2-0 Tulane 6-6 0.500 19-22 0.463 16-10 3-12 0-0 UCF 7-8 0.467 27-14 0.659 20-6 7-8 0-0 Wichita State 4-8 0.333 26-12 0.684 19-4 7-8 0-0 Memphis 1-11 0.083 13-28 0.317 9-15 3-12 1-1 WSU's perception of being a conference front runner might be out the window after being swept by Houston.
  15. BrassBulls12

    Series info and discussion: War on I4

    Huge series win
  16. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: https://bit.ly/2JdKHPc Villar’s Late Homer Helps Bulls Even War On I-4 Series David Villar hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh and the bullpen allowed no earned runs in 3.0 innings of work TAMPA, APRIL 21, 2018 – The University of South Florida baseball team got even on its rival University of Central Florida with a 5-4 win Saturday, forcing a rubber match in the War On I-4 series. The Bulls (25-14, 8-6 The American) tallied their first runs of the series in the third innings, as Carson Ragsdale (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) and Garrett Zech (Naples, Fla.) led off the inning with consecutive singles. Two batters later, Coco Montes (Miami) doubled to left, scoring Ragsdale. After a passed ball allowed Zech to score and Montes to move to third, David Villar (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) made it 3-0 with a sac fly to center. Redshirt senior Peter Strzelecki (Lake Worth, Fla.) had gotten loose prior to the original start time, but a two-hour delay pushed the start time back to 8:30. He was locked in through four with just one hit allowed and seven strikeouts. The Knights (27-13, 7-7 The American) got to Strzelecki in the fifth with three runs on four hits, making it a brand new ballgame. But USF’s captain Villar put the team on his back in the seventh. With Montes at second, Villar drove a 1-1 pitch the opposite way and over the scoreboard to put the Bulls ahead 5-4. Andrew Perez (Orlando) came in with two outs in the eighth and finished the job to even the series. Key Stats 8 – Villar’s homer with his eighth of the season. 2 – Ragsdale matched a career-best with two hits. It was the second time this week he went 2-for-4. 5 – This will be USF’s fifth-straight rubber match to open conference play. Notables - Montes finished 1-for-3 with two runs and a RBI. - Strzelecki struck out eighth over 5.0 and walked only one. - Junior lefty Kevin King (Orlando) tossed 2.0 innings, allowing only one hit in relief. Up Next The War on I-4 series will be decided Sunday at 1 p.m.
  17. 2018 Baseball Standings SCHOOL CONF CPCT. OVERALL PCT. HOME AWAY NEUTRAL Houston 8-5 0.615 23-15 0.605 19-4 4-8 0-3 Cincinnati 8-5 0.615 19-17 0.528 13-7 4-10 2-0 ECU 6-4 0.600 28-9 0.757 16-6 12-2 0-1 UCF 7-6 0.538 27-12 0.692 20-6 7-6 0-0 USF 7-6 0.538 24-14 0.632 19-8 5-6 0-0 Tulane 6-6 0.500 17-22 0.436 14-10 3-12 0-0 UConn 5-5 0.500 20-12-1 0.621 4-1-1 16-11-0 0-0-0 Wichita State 4-6 0.400 26-10 0.722 19-4 7-6 0-0 Memphis 1-9 0.100 13-26 0.333 9-13 3-12 1-1 1.5 games separating 7 teams. Critical time for the Bulls. Pressure. Can either solidify place at the top or quickly find selves in the bottom half. I am thankful the next series is three in Tampa vs. Memphis. Going to be a real pennant race.
  18. cophbulls

    Series info and discussion: War on I4

    Yeah, it was crazy, actually it was weird in that every pitcher on both sides was just phenomenal. So either the strike zone was ginormous or the crowd had every one laser focused. I heard people complaining about a 1-0 game as we left. I was thinking, jeez, that was the best pitching performance we've seen all year. I had expected that to happen last Friday to be honest. And that guy, Finfrock's not even their best pitcher. Wait'll you get a load of Williams tonight. 1.87 ERA 0.97 WHIP K/BB ratio 5.10 only 10 BB over 57.2 ip.....We needed to win last night, tonight is going to be tougher. And they'll probably trot out Sheridan on Sunday 2.18 ERA 1.32 WHIP over 45.1 IP......Their possible Sunday starter is as good as Strez is. 2.67 ERA 1.17 WHIP.....Plus once their hitting heats up....Ryan Thomas AVG .404 OPS 1.185....better be careful a sweep is possible.
  19. cophbulls

    Division I Council Adopts Baseball Changes

    its like anything else in college sports, its a start. For whatever reason someone somewhere at some point in time decided fall ball wasnt a good idea. That had become prevalent and now there's a push to change, it'll start with two, at some point move to four and then end up at 8 just like softball.
  20. Only 2 games though in the Fall? I don't see this as a big deal. How much can 2 games help? Already have this with scrimmages in the Fall
  21. Well, we drop the first. I got to listen to innings 4-9 and batters on boths sides were getting mowed down - as the score indicates. Shane's ER was a triple followed by a WP. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: https://bit.ly/2HG4lpU McClanahan and Cruz Sensational in Friday’s War On I-4 Loss Both arms combined to allow just two hits and one run in a pitcher’s duel to begin the War On I-4 series TAMPA, APRIL 20, 2018 – The University of South Florida baseball team dropped a pitcher’s duel to rival UCF, 1-0, in the first game of this weekend’s War On I-4 series. The Knights (27-12, 7-6 The American) didn’t just enough in the first inning with a pair of hits and the game’s only run. A triple put a runner at third with one out, then a passed ball brought him home. The Bulls (24-14, 7-6 The American) got their first hit in the second inning on a Kyle Phillips (Orlando) double to right. But both sides were stout from that point on. There were a combined seven baserunners from that point on. USF had its best chance to get even with runners at the corners in the fourth, but did not capitalize. Key Stats 10 – Redshirt sophomore Shane McClanahan (Cape Coral, Fla.) allowed the lone and two hits in the first, but still struck out the side and fanned 10. It was his fifth game of the season with double-digit strikeouts. 3.0 – Junior righty Richie Cruz (Miami) pitched the final 3.0 innings and did not allow a baserunner, while striking out four. Up Next The War on I-4 continues with game two scheduled for at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.