The USF softball team will travel to Charlotte this weekend for a three-game Conference USA series with the Niners, starting with a double header at 12 p.m. On their way to a 36-7 record, 4-2 in C-USA, the Bulls have accumulated a 10-game win streak, that includes a home sweep of C-USA rival Southern Miss.
“It’s a conference game, so it’s always tough,” USF coach Stacey Heintz said. “These three games are very important. Every Conference USA game we play the rest of the way is very important.”
The only two conference losses the Bulls have suffered all season have come at the hands of Louisville. The Cardinals won the first two games of the series they hosted before USF came back in the third game to win 8-3. Heintz said the Bulls would not repeat the struggle they had against Louisville.
“I expect us to learn from that and come out strong in the first game. We kind of came out slow in the first game and were a little sluggish right of the bat,” Heintz said. “We are going to look to come out and explode right away in the first inning and take it to them.”