USF Baseball Observations: West Virginia

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.

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

 

Starting Lineups:

 

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

 

South Florida:

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.

 

Attendance:  462

 

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.

 

Who struggled:

 

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, Davis made a throw that wound up in the West Virginia bullpen.  He threw two wild pitches in the 3rd and 6th inning.  His day was done in the 7th when he made another throw into the West Virginia bullpen on a bunt and walked the next two hitters.

 

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.

 

  


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