Bulls look for momentum before conference play

The USF baseball team will face Bethune Cookman tonight, leading intoconference play come Friday where the Bulls will hope to gain momentum and a strong start in the Big East.

The Bulls (10-10, 0-0) will travel to Daytona Beach to square off againstBCU (11-11) in a single game meeting at 6 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.

Both teams are vying for a win to climb above the.500 mark, but unlike the Wildcats, the Bulls are hoping to do so for the first time this season.

USF is coming off of a weekend sweep versus FAMU, and the teams ability to scoredouble digits in each victory may be an indicator that its bats are heating up.

We have to build on this, coach Lelo Prado said.

Senior outfielder AlexMendezs bat has beensizzling. He is currently on a12-game hitting streak and went 5-11 with five RBIs against the Rattlers.

Prado said he is relieved to know that Mendez is finding his stroke at the plate.

Im happy that hes getting hot at the right time, Prado said.

After Tuesdays game, USF will travel back to Tampa to prepare for its first Big East Conferencematchup of the season versusCincinnati (6-10, 0-0).

The Bulls will begin athree-game set against the Bearcats at 7 p.m. onFriday at USF baseballstadium and action on thediamond will continue through Sunday.