Memphis Shut Out in Game Two of Doubleheader at USF
April 26, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. - South Florida pounded out 12 runs on 11 hits to run-rule the University of Memphis softball team 12-0 in game two of a doubleheader on Saturday at the USF Softball Stadium.
With the loss Memphis falls to 22-28 and 4-12 in the American Athletic Conference while USF improves to 35-14 and 9-5.
For the second-straight game, the Tigers were one-hit in a loss. Senior Kelly Braman once again recorded the only hit in the game for Memphis with an infield hit in the second inning. The Tigers ended the inning with runners at the corners for its lone scoring threat in the contest.
Freshman Christian Novak (9-9) started the game in the circle for Memphis and allowed five runs on six hits with two walks and a strikeout in two innings. Junior Jordan Richwood pitched a perfect inning and a third in relief. Freshman Calli Irvin allowed seven runs, including five unearned, on five hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning.
Erica Nunn (10-7) earned the victory for USF, throwing a one-hit shutout with five strikeouts and two walks in five innings.
The Bulls scored three runs to open the game in the first inning behind a two-run triple by Stephanie Medina. USF added two more runs in the second inning on a two-run single by Lee Ann Spivey.
After a scoreless third, USF broke the game open with seven runs in the fourth inning. Medina and Dani Wayt had two-run singles in the frame and pinch hitter Kaitlyn Santo hit a three-run home run to left.
Ashli Goff went 3-for-3 with three runs scored for the Bulls and Medina finished 2-for-2 with four RBI.
Memphis and USF close out the three-game series on Sunday with a single game at 10 a.m. CT/11 ET.