Tag: Mark Kingston

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USF baseball’s biggest enemy: its own schedule

USF has the record to be nationally ranked, but not the schedule.  ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ As USF baseball inches toward the conclusion of the regular season, the Bulls remain on the cusp of entering the national conversation.  A 20-1 start to the season put USF in a strong position […]

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Confidence is key

Junior Kevin Merrell leads USF in nearly every offensive category halfway through the season.  ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ Kevin Merrell considers himself a confident baseball player who doesn’t fear failure.  As the clear offensive leader of the Bulls (28-5) and a 2017 midseason First-Team All-American, Merrell isn’t often confronted with […]

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Time for USF baseball to be ranked

USF baseball has yet to be nationally ranked despite winning 27 out of its first 32 games.  ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ Heading into USF baseball’s 2017 season, it was difficult to judge just how good the Bulls would be.  Coach Mark Kingston’s first full recruiting class struggled in 2016, as […]

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Recent slump no cause for concern for USF baseball

Junior starting pitcher Peter Strzelecki has been a reliable player for the Bulls this season, owning a 1.42 ERA over six starts. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ The USF baseball team opened the season in dominating fashion, winning 20 of its first 21 games, including a stretch of 19 in a […]

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USF baseball holds off Liberty for series win

Sophomore pitcher Joe Cavallaro pitched six innings in Sunday’s win, allowing only one run. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU If the USF baseball team proved anything in its opening series of the season against Liberty, it’s that the Bulls thrive under pressure. Both of USF’s home wins this weekend came down […]

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USF Baseball has a new look heading into Friday’s opener

Senior outfielder Luke Maglich will be a key returning starter for USF baseball after losing three feature pieces to the draft. Maglich batted .306 last season with 38 RBIs. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU Coach Mark Kingston led the Bulls to an NCAA regional game in his first season at the […]