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USF Welcomes Rhode Island to Tampa This Weekend

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    DATE: March 13, 2014

    Web Release: http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=209433504

    USF Welcomes Rhode Island to Tampa This Weekend

    Dates: March 14 - 16

    Time: Fri – 7:00 p.m. Sat – 6:00 p.m. Sun – 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Tampa, Fla. – USF Baseball Stadium

    Radio: 1010 AM

    TV: Bullscast

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    TAMPA, MARCH 13, 2014 – USF will host its final home non-conference series of the year when it welcomes Rhode Island to USF Baseball Stadium for a three game set beginning on Friday. Game one is scheduled to get underway at 7:00 p.m. with game two set for 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and game three to begin at 1:00 p.m. Sunday.

    The Bulls enter the weekend at 11-6 on the year as they look to end a two-game skid. In their most recent time on the diamond, USF fell 8-2 to No. 19 FIU. The two sides were deadlocked at 2-2 in the seventh before the Panthers put five runs on the board in the frame to secure the win.


    USF has gotten off to a slow start as they enter the weekend with a 2-11 record. Their two wins have come against Florida Gulf Coast and Marshall. The Rams have struggled offensively hitting just .206 as a team. Tim Caputo is the lone URI batter to boast an average over .300 sporting a .500 batting average (10-for-20). On the hill, Rhode Island has a 4.46 team ERA. Lou Distasio is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA. Brad Applin has the other win for the Rams in relief.


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    • USF has outscored their opponents 109-59 on the year

    • USF’s 109 runs scored and .381 on-base percentage mark is second best in The American while leading in walks (75)

    • USF is third in the conference w/a 2.53 ERA and .227 batting average against

    • Casey Mulholland was name The American Pitcher of the Week after shutting out Northwestern over eight innings allowing just three hits, walking one and striking out eight.

    • Mulholland currently ranks in a tie for third with 19 strikeouts on the season

    • USF allowed its first home run of the season in game one of the FSU mid-week series, only Temple has yet to allow a long ball this season

    • Defensively, USF has committed the most errors in The American with 29

    • Buddy Putnam ranks second in the conference with 14 RBIs. He also entered the week ranked second nationally with five sacrifice flies on the year

    • Daniel Portales leads The American with 11 walks and is 2nd w/22 hits and 4th with 12 RBIs

    • Kyle Teaf leads the conference w/16 runs scored, 23 hits while having the 3rd most walks w/10

    • Jordan Strittmatter leads the conference in appearances with 10. He’s thrown 9.1 innings w/o allowing a run this season holding opponents to a .069 batting avg against


    USF will hit the road for the first time in 16 road games when it travels to Jacksonville to take on the Dolphins. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at John Sessions Field.

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    Does nobody proof read this garbage? "USF off to a slow start with a 2-11 record"?

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    Thought that sounded off.

    Would like to see a sweep here.

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