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Coach Lelo Prado makes his return to Louisville today for a crucial three-game Big East series with the Cardinals.

The Bulls enter the contest having lost their last four games, including three straight to Rutgers, which knocked USF from third place in the conference to sixth.]

USF turns to senior right-hander Danny Otero to give the relief pitchers a rest. During the past two outings, a starting pitcher hasn’t thrown three innings in the Bulls’ losses to Rutgers and Central Florida.


Louisville is tied for second with St. John’s and trails Rutgers by one game for the conference lead.

Prado spent 11 seasons in Louisville and left as the all-time win leader with 320 career victories.

Keep an eye on: Second baseman Logan Johnson. The senior leads the Cardinals in RBI (45), batting average (.417), walks (23), hits (60), runs (50) and shares the team lead in home runs (10).