Here is your Big East Recap for May 3rd.
South Florida 8 Cincinnati 5
TAMPA – The University of South Florida Bulls finished their final home BIG EAST game the way they started the season, with a win. The Bulls completed the series with a 8-5 victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats which improved their home BIG EAST record to 11-1.
USF improved their record to 30-17 overall and 17-4 in BIG EAST play, while Cincinnati falls to 24-21 overall and 11-10 in the BIG EAST.
“We just have to keep going,” said head coach Lelo Prado. “I’m a little disappointed in just taking two out of three, but we’re in first place and we’re two games up with two weekends to play.”
Notre Dame 5 UConn 4
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – With two on, two out and the game tied, 4-4, in the ninth inning, junior Brayden Ashdown (Tucson, Ariz.) lined a single through the right side of the infield and Jeremy Barnes (Garland, Texas) slid under the tag of catcher Joe Pavone to give the Irish a 5-4 win in the series finale against Connecticut on Sunday afternoon. The win came after the Huskies plated two runs to tie the game in the top of the inning. Notre Dame improves to 27-19 and 11-10 in the BIG EAST, while Connecticut drops to 27-21 and 10-11.
UConn reliever Dusty Odenbach benefited from some great defense to begin the ninth, as second baseman Pierre LePage made a nice play on a slow chopper by junior A.J. Pollock (Hebron, Conn.) and third baseman Dale Brannon denied sophomore Golden Tate (Hendersonville, Tenn.) in his bid for a fifth hit by snagging a sharp line drive. But Barnes followed with a single through the left side and sophomore David Casey (Whitefish Bay, Wisc.) was hit by a pitch to set the stage for Ashdown, who had entered the game in the eighth inning as a defensive replacement.
West Virginia 9 Rutgers 3
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Starter Billy Gross logged his third complete game of the season to guide the West Virginia University baseball team to a 9-3 victory over Rutgers in the rubber game of the series on Sunday afternoon at Hawley Field.
Gross (6-4) did not allow an extra base hit during the contest. The Frederick, Md., native gave up three runs on eight hits and struck out three in one of his finest performances of the season. Gross also threw 117 pitches in his quality start.
The right-hander had plenty of help from an offense that produced 14 hits, including two home runs and four doubles. The Mountaineers (31-14, 13-8) improve to 16-1 on the season when they hit at least two home runs, and are now 28-2 when they outhit the opposition.
Louisville at Villanova
Pittsburgh at Georgetown