By rule, because of travel reasons, USF can’t start an inning tonight later than 11 p.m. So, with the Bulls leading 11-6, the game has been called final, giving both teams a split of tonight’s doubleheader.

Starter Teddy Kaufman got the win, pitching five innings and giving up three earned runs on six hits.

The Bulls got off to a fast start, scoring six runs in the first inning, and UNF really didn’t provide too much to make things interesting.

The Osprey’s did load the bases and cut the lead to 9-6 in the top of the sixth, but the Bulls responded with two in the bottom half, seemingly cashing in the win.

Of course, the main focus shifts to Louisville on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We’ll have shortstop Sam Mende’s thoughts on here shortly. I’m heading down to grab him, and I’ll post his audio on here later. Mende finished the second game a single short of the cycle.

He went 3-for-4 and had four RBI. Stay tuned for his thoughts …

-K.K.

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