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USF Softball Team Beats No. 4 Florida Gators

The No. 21 South Florida Bulls (30-5) softball team continued their recent hot streak with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday over the No. 4 Florida Gators. The Bulls have now won 10 games in a row and 15 of their last 16 games.

A complete game courtesy of sophomore pitcher Sara Nevins was a big part in snapping what was a 12-game losing streak against the Gators. The win also snapped a 16 game winning streak at home for Florida.

The Bulls took an early 2-0 lead thanks to a sacrifice fly by Kourtney Salvarola and a two-out RBI single by Janine Richardson. South Florida added two more runs via another sacrifice fly and an infield error while Nevins was able to pitch her way out of some late inning jams, including having the tying run come to the plate in the bottom of the seventh. Nevins struck out two in the seventh to help seal the victory.

The game was South Florida's first road game of the season. All the other games that the Bulls have played have been at home or during tournaments hosted in Clearwater, Fla. With a 3-0 start in the Big East, the Bulls now prepare for a three game series at Pittsburgh this weekend.

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.