USF (25-10, 8-4) suffers its worst loss of the season in the Big East as West Virginia (18-10, 4-5) pulls out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back, winning 16-5. USFNation and 462 fans were there to witness downfall.Three Home Runs Not Enough In Bulls' 16-5 Loss To West Virginia
1. Adam White CF
2. Tyler Kuhn SS
3. Justin Jenkins LF
4. Austin Markel RF
5. Jordon Yost 1B
6. Trent Ridgley DH
7. Vince Belnome 3B
8. Justin Parks C
9. Jason Pape 2B
Starting Pitcher: Kenny Durst
1. Walter Diaz SS
2. Josh LeRoy RF
3. Dexter Butler 2B
4. Addison Maruszak 3B
5. Ryan Soares LF
6. Charles Cleveland DH
7. Joey Angelberger CF
8. Brandin Daniel 1B
9. Brad Karns C
Starting Pitcher: Yuri Higgins
Game Notes And Observations
The flags were straightened out by the wind blowing out towards left-center.
West Virginia's Jordon Yost made the Big East blooper of the week when Brad Karns hit a popup towards first base with Brandin Daniel on first, Yost realized that the ball was a little more to his right, starting shuffling over and tripped over his own feet. The ball landed right in front of him. However, with the way the game went for USF, Brandin was left in no-man's land and got forced out at second on the play.
Josh LeRoy made an excellent sliding catch in the 4th inning, ending the inning.
Joey Angelberger looked like Jim Edmonds in the sixth inning, making a superb over-the-head catch in the sixth inning.
With a single to right field in the ninth inning, Walter Diaz extended his hitting streak to 17 games.
Addison Maruszak, Ryan Soares, and Brandin Daniel each hit a homerun; hitting their 2nd, 1st, and 5th respectively.
Dexter Butler: Dexter grounded into two double-plays and went 0 for 4 overall
All three pitchers: Starter Yuri Higgins was all over the place in the first inning, walking two and allowing a couple runs. He made it through two outs in the second inning but opened up the inning with two walks and never recovered, giving up 6 runs on five hits in 1 and 2/3 innings.
His replacement, Davis Bilardello, gave up a blast to his first batter and a single to his next three batters. On a come-back grounder,
Freshman Shawn Sanford worked the rest of the game. His stuff looked a lot more flat than usual, walking the first two batters in the 8th and then a pair of singles. He gave up his first homer of the season in the ninth.