Bulls take on Stetson, No. 30 Pitt to follow


USF will take a brief intermission from playing Big East opponents to battle Stetson in a single-game matchup at 7 p.m. at the USF Baseball Stadium and will jump back into the conference mix against Pitt at the same time and place on Friday.

After losing a three-game series at Georgetown over the weekend, the Bulls face the Hatters (15-13), who have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games.

USF will later face the Panthers (19-6), who have won eight straight games and have mauled the competition during their run.

Freshman Nik Alfonso has been heating up.

The second baseman went 13-8 with two doubles last week and his efforts resulted in him becoming USF’s leader in batting average (.365).

Alfonso has kept his average on a steady incline by not hitting into twin killings and using his eye to lay off bad pitches and get on base.

The rising star has drawn 13 walks on the season, the third highest total on the team and has only grounded into one double play thus far.