USF Shuts Out Colgate Twice, Walks Off in Extra Innings

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DATE: March 12, 2019W

USF shut out Colgate in both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader, 4-0 and 1-0 (8 innings)

TAMPA, March 12, 2019 – USF shut out Colgate twice in Tuesday’s doubleheader, walking off in the bottom of the eight inning for a 1-0 win in the second game.

USF kicked off the night scattering eight hits to take down the Raiders 4-0 in the first game of the night, before battling to the eighth inning in the second game. Sophomore Georgina Corrick (Sanford, Fla.) pitched six innings in her 11th straight win (11-1), and senior Cheyenne Eggens (Vienna, Ohio) sealed the win with three outs in the seventh. In USF’s 1-0, walk-off win senior Nicole Doyle (Aurora, Ohio) pitched a full eight innings against Colgate. She walked just two batters, struck out four and limited the Raiders to just one hit in the win.

USF 4, Colgate 0

USF (19-10) got on the board in the first inning for the 15th time this season when junior AnaMarie Bruni (Schwenksville, Pa.) made it home off an RBI single by Megan Pierro (Lutz, Fla.). Bruni reached on a fielder’s choice and stole second, advancing an extra base on an error by the catcher. She made it home easily on the next play when Pierro smashed a ball back to the pitcher.

USF tacked on three runs against the Raiders (7-10) in the third inning. Kyndall Williams (Trenton, Fla.) walked to first and Bruni hit a bunt single. The pair advanced a base on a sacrifice bunt by Pierro, and Williams scored on a fielder’s choice by redshirt sophomore Bethaney Keen (Bradenton, Fla.). Bruni made it home when senior Macy Cook (Uniontown, Ohio) doubled, and Keen crossed the plate on a groundout.

Corrick pitched six innings and fanned eight in her 11th straight victory. She didn’t walk a single batter and kept the Raiders at zero. Eggens contributed to the shutout taking down Colgate in the final inning when she faced four batters to get the final three outs.

USF 1, Colgate 0

It was a pitcher’s duel in the second game of the doubleheader. USF and Colgate were scoreless through all seven regulation innings. The Raiders were the first to get a hit on the board with a single to left field in the top of the third, their only hit of the game.

USF didn’t respond until the bottom of the fourth, where Pierro hit a double to left center and Keen followed up with a single, but the Bulls stayed scoreless. USF added a single by senior Lindsey Devitt (Jacksonville, Fla.) in the bottom of the sixth. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Devitt walked and Bruni hit a bunt single. Devitt advanced on Bruni’s bunt and stole third. With runners on the corners, freshman Meghan Sheehan (Forest Hill, Md.) also drew a walk to load the bases with Bulls. Pierro stepped up to the plate with no outs and hit a single to right field for the walk-off win.

Doyle one-hit the Raiders and pitched all eight innings. The right-hander fanned four and walked just two batters for her second shutout and second complete game this season. 

Key Stat

0 – USF’s pitching staff held the Raiders at zero in both games

Notable

  • USF has won eight of its last nine games
  • The Bulls have earned shutout wins in seven games this season
  • Of USF’s 13 hits in two games, Pierro accounted for four of them
  • Pierro is the only Bull to register a multi-hit game today, smashing two hits per game
  • Corrick has won 11 straight games for an 11-1 record
  • Corrick and Eggens didn’t walk a single batter in the first game of the doubleheader

Up Next

USF will take on Purdue for a game on Thursday at 5 p.m. before welcoming No. 21/21 Minnesota, Butler and FAMU for games on Friday and Sunday in the USF-Michele Smith Pediatric Cancer Invitational.

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Erin Beck // USF Athletics

Assistant Director of Communications

W Soccer, Softball, M&W Tennis


ebeck@usf.edu // www.gousfbulls.com

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