Vermont (1-9) at
When: Tonight, 7
Where: Red McEwen Field
The story: After taking two out of three games from Connecticut in the Bulls’ first Big East series, USF will host Vermont, which lost its first eight games this season.
The Bulls started the season with a dismal 4-9 record, but have won six of their last eight games. Despite its sub-.500 record, USF is tied for first with Pittsburgh in the Big East standings. The Bulls are batting .295, which is fifth in the Big East, but have combined for 82 hits and a .373 average in their past five games. USF has seven batters hitting over .300.
The Catamounts were batting .273 and giving up an average of .307 through Sunday.
The Bulls are first among the Big East’s 16 teams in the following categories: hits (223), doubles (43), total plate appearances (881), at-bats (757) and batters struck out looking (53).
– Kevin Smetana