May 14, 2010
TAMPA, Fla. - The University of South Florida handed sophomore Matt Barnes his first loss of the season as the Bulls defeated the No. 20 UConn Huskies 12-1 at Red McEwen Field on Friday night.
Barnes gave up 12 runs, nine hits and six walks to drop to 7-1 on the year, while UConn falls to 39-11 overall and 16-5 in BIG EAST play. South Florida improves to 23-27 and 14-8 in conference action after the victory over the 20th ranked Huskies.
George Springer hit his 16th home run of the season to put the Huskies up 1-0 in the top of the first inning, which was the Huskies' lone run of the ballgame. With two outs, Springer took a 1-0 pitch and sent it over the right field wall for his 32nd career homer.
South Florida put together a six-run second inning led by three hits, four walks and one wild pitch off of Barnes. The Bulls added two more runs in the third, fifth and sixth innings to extend their lead to 11 runs to lead 12-1.
Barnes threw two innings, while allowing four hits, eight earned runs and six walks. UConn's David Fischer came into the game and threw 2.2 innings, while giving up one hit and two runs, neither of which were earned.
Trent DeLazzer also saw action in today's contest as he allowed four hits and two runs in 3.1 innings. For DeLazzer, it was his ninth appearance on the hill this season.
UConn will jump back into action on Saturday night with a 7:00 p.m. contest against South Florida. The Saturday game can be heard live on WHUS.org.