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Three USF streaks come to a halt Sunday

USF softball coach Ken Eriksen doesn’t expect any lingering effects of USF losing its 23-game  winning streak saying it will be, “business as usual.” ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning Sunday, the Bulls had a fighting chance. The excited faces that watched […]

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Fung provides spark in wins over Utah

Sophomore outfielder Mia Fung shakes off the pain after getting hit in the knuckle — the second time in two weeks — in Wednesday’s 6-1 win over Utah. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU Sophomore outfielder Mia Fung took her base wincing in pain and clutching her left hand with USF down a […]

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USF softball makes freak plays look effortless in four-win weekend

Junior Juli Weber’s home-run-robbing catch in the third inning of USF’s 8-2 loss to Texas State made ESPN’s Top 10 Plays segment Friday night — USF athletics’ third time in three years. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACOB HOAG As soon as the neon green ball left the barrel of sophomore Taylor Webb’s […]

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Erica Nunn steps outside the circle

Senior Erica Nunn is batting .429 with four RBIs in 21 at-bats to start the season after not hitting since her sophomore year. ORACLE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ Weeks before the softball season commenced, Erica Nunn sat in her coach’s office petitioning for a spot in the batting order. With little resistance, […]

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USF softball turns a corner in USF Tournament

Senior Erica Nunn capped off a strong weekend with a one-hit, complete-game shutout in USF's 6-0 win over Kansas on Sunday. ORACLE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ USF softball is beginning to hit its stride following a four-win weekend at the USF Tournament. With wins over Power 5 opponents Wisconsin (7-7) and Kansas […]

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USF softball powers past Dolphins

Sophomore Mia Fung was one of four Bulls to have multiple RBIs in Wednesday’s win over Jacksonville. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ JACOB HOAG  With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, sophomore outfielder Mia Fung blasted a three-run shot over the left-field wall, which ricocheted off the green lettering […]

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USF softball looks for a spark against Jacksonville

After knocking home 52 RBIs while batting .378 in 2015, senior catcher Lee Ann Spivey is batting just .144 through nine games this season. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACOB HOAG USF trudged through an opening schedule that featured the top-three ranked teams in the country in Florida (11-0), Michigan (8-1) and Auburn (10-1). The Bulls […]

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Notebook: No. 19 USF keeps fighting off injuries

USF freshman Kitija Laksa put up 13 points on Sunday before exiting the game in the waning minutes. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU For a brief moment, the USF women’s basketball team looked to be back at full health and ready to see what it could accomplish with a full complement […]

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Erica Nunn and Lee Ann Spivey prepare for final season

USF seniors Lee Ann Spivey and Erica Nunn are entering their final year while head coach Ken Eriksen embarks on his 20th season at USF. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU During his tenure with USF softball, coach Ken Eriksen has seen heaps of players come and go through his program. From former […]

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Bold predictions for USF softball in 2016

Senior Ericka Nunn tossed a no-hitter against Illinois State on Feb. 6 of last season. She returns as USF's top pitcher when USF opens its season against South Carolina on Feb. 12 at 2:15 p.m. at the USF Softball Complex. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Although USF fell short of making […]