After scoring five and conceding five runs in the games first two innings against North Florida on Wednesday in Jacksonville, USF appeared to be in for a high-scoring game.
As the game continued on, however, the Bulls’ bullpen stifled North Florida, while the Bulls’ bats produced seven more runs, leading to a 12-5 victory.
The win was USF’s ninth in a row, which is the longest win-streak in the AAC.
Second baseman Coco Montes continuted his hot streak at the plate, knocking three hits for the third consecutive game. He finished the game with three RBI and one double.
Four other Bulls hit doubles in the win, moving USF into second-place nationally for total doubles with 65.
All nine of USF’s batters recorded a hit in the win.
The Bulls will open up conference play on Friday night against UConn.
All three games of the series will be played at USF Baseball Stadium, with the Friday night game featuring a battle of two potential MLB Draft first round pitchers — Shane McClanahan (USF) and Time Cate (UConn).