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Bulls softball increases its winning streak to 10

The USF softball team hit a 10-game win streak this weekend. Georgetown was just the next victim for USF with the same method of consistent pitching and defense during the streak.

The Bulls remain unblemished in conference play and stand alone atop the Big East, but Coach Ken Eriksen worries his young team may start to become complacent.

As I wrote in The Oracle (where I am beat reporter for women’s softball):

Carried by the pitching staff, the USF softball team extended its winning streak to 10 games for the first time since 2008 by sweeping Georgetown.

USF allowed only one run all weekend, winning 1-0 and 4-0 Saturday, and earning an 8-1 win Sunday.

“In streaks, you’ve got to have some good bounces and some good luck,” coach Ken Eriksen said. “We can’t worry about who we are record-wise. We’re hopefully going to get the pats on the back when we’re sitting in front of the TV on Selection Sunday. We have to continue to get better.”

During this 10-game win streak, USF (27-15, 7-0) solidified its starting pitcher rotation as both freshman Sara Nevins and sophomore Lindsey Richardson earned their 10th win of the season.

“I think both of them have earned the starting positions in the game,” Eriksen said. “Our defense and pitching have to continue to do what they’re doing. They have to keep us in ball games so we can score.”


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