New Orleans, LA - Every chance created was a chance wasted by the South Florida Bulls.
The Bulls mounted two significant comebacks only to wash them away at the bottom of the inning at Turchin Stadium.
Trailing 5-1, the Bulls managed to make it a one run game by putting together a three run top of the 5th, only to yield nine runs in the bottom of the 5th.
Later, in the game, trailing 14-4, the Bulls manufactured a seven run inning, pulling to within three runs. But in the bottom of that same inning, the 7th, the Bulls gave back six runs to fall behind 20-11 and it would remain that way until the end.
USF's starter, Collin Sullivan, exited amid the nine run 5th, finishing up with eight earned runs given up in just 4 2/3 innings. The Bulls' next two pitchers, Richie Cruz and Logan Lyle, combined to get through just a combined two innings. The duo surrendered six earned runs in that brief span.
The Bulls' bats did try to help. The top three in the lineup - Phillips, Sullivan and Santos - each hammered out three hits, with Phillips adding a round-tripper. Joe Genord, who homered last night, jacked his 11th with a pair on.
That's two losses in two days to Tulane. Sunday, the erratic Bulls will try to avoid the sweep - the same position they found themselves in last Sunday when they defeated UCF 6-3 at Orlando.
First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. eastern.