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Bulls fall in series opener to Rice

Hunter Mink struck out a career-best 10 batters on Friday night.


The University of South Florida (USF) Bulls hosted Rice University Owls in the opening game of a three-game series on Friday night at USF Baseball Stadium. What initially began as a tightly contested pitcher’s duel soon turned into a one-sided affair as the Rice Owls surged ahead late in the game, securing a convincing 13-4 victory.

The game began with both teams showcasing strong pitching performances, keeping the score close through the early innings. However, as the game progressed, Rice University’s offense ignited, scoring runs in bunches and capitalizing on key opportunities to take control of the game.

Despite a valiant effort from the USF Bulls, who battled hard throughout the game, they were unable to contain Rice University’s offensive onslaught. The Owls’ relentless hitting and efficient base running allowed them to pull away and secure a commanding victory in the series opener.

With this loss, the USF Bulls now have a season record of 21 wins and 17 losses, with a conference record of 7 wins and 6 losses in the American Athletic Conference (AAC). Meanwhile, Rice University improves to a record of 13 wins and 25 losses overall, with a conference record of 4 wins and 9 losses.

Despite the setback in the series opener, the USF Bulls remain determined and focused on bouncing back in the remaining games of the series. With a resilient spirit and unwavering determination, they look forward to regrouping and putting forth a strong performance in the upcoming matchups.

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