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2012 Big East Baseball Tournament: St. John's Ends South Florida's Cinderella Run In Championship

The USF Bulls' first ever appearance in the Big East Tournament Baseball Championship ended on a sour note as the St. John's Red Storm pulled out a 7-3 victory Sunday afternoon, holding the Bulls to just four hits all afternoon.

Although St. John's scored first in the bottom of the second, the Bulls responded with three runs in the top of the third, thanks to an RBI single by Luis Llerena and two runs scoring on an error.

St. John's would cut the score to 3-2 in the fourth, and then took control in the late innings, scoring two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings and one insurance run in the eighth.

Andrew Barbosa took the loss for the Bulls, throwing 5.1 innings and allowing four runs on six hits. Matt Carisiti was solid on the hill for the Red Storm, allowing two earned runs in 6.2 innings on just four hits while striking out four.

St. John's is guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Tournament, however, USF will have to wait until the selections are made to discover their post-season fate.

Stay tuned to this storystream for updates from the 2012 Big East Baseball Championship Tournament and more. For all things USF Bulls, check out Voodoo Five.

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