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Clearwater, Fla. -- The USF Bulls softball team went 2-0 on Saturday at the Under Armour Invitational at the Eddie C. Moore Complex, defeating the University of Toledo in the afternoon game by a score of 8-2 and defeating the University of Illinois-Chicago in the nightcap by a score of 2-1.
Sam Greiner started the afternoon game for the Bulls (9-10) and got the win, going four innings and striking out four while scattering only two hits. All-American Sara Nevins came in to close the door and threw three no-hit innings with six strikeouts to finish off the Rockets.
The offense came out with a vengeance, as the Bulls hung seven hits and eight runs in the game. The offensive charge was led by first baseman Stephanie Medina who went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs, including a game opening two-RBI single in the bottom of the first and then provided the nail in the coffin with a no-doubt-about it two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth.
Other offensive notables from the first game were centerfielder D’Anna Devine, right fielder and catcher Lee Ann Spivey, designated player Nicolette Levine, and second baseman Danni Wayt who provided the other four hits on the afternoon.
In the nightcap, the Bulls faced a stiff test from UIC but came back to win by a score of 2-1.
In a pitcher’s duel between UIC pitcher Devin Miller and the USF combo of Lindsey Richardson and Nevins, it was the smallest player on the field that provided the biggest impact.
Down 1-0 in the fourth inning, second baseman Monica Santos stepped up to the plate and delivered a two-RBI triple to deep right, accounting for the only RBIs in the nightcap where the offense could only string together four hits.
Richardson started the game for the Bulls, and threw an effective three innings while surrendering only two hits, walking none, and keeping the Flames off-balance with wicked movement on all of her pitches.
Nevins came in for the next 3.2 innings and surrendered only one run while striking out four. In a strategic coaching decision that allowed the righty Richardson to face the final hitter of the game (also a righty) with a runner on second base, Richardson got a fly out to right field and the ball settled in the glove of right fielder Ashli Goff.