Notre Dame just completed an improbable nine-run comeback to seal a spot in the semifinals, winning 11-10 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth in the Big East tournament in Clearwater.

Next on deck is USF and West Virginia.

The Mountaineers, who entered the Big East tournament with a league leading .361 average, brought in 20 runs Thursday en route to a 20-8 elimination victory over Pittsburgh.

West Virginia rained 17 hits and 19 RBIs in that game.

The Bulls will send sophomore Derrick Stultz to the mound to try and slow down WVU’s bats. Stultz, a graduate of Wharton High School in Tampa, is 5-4 with a 4.16 ERA.

Stultz had success against the Mountaineers on April 25, going eight innings in an 11-2 victory and  giving up two earned runs and six hits while striking out five.

However, Stultz hasn’t pitched in a victory since then, losing three consecutive games.

USF lost to UConn earlier today 4-2, giving the Huskies a spot in the semifinals.

Winner of this game will have to beat No. 6 UConn twice to seal a spot in the finals.

-K.K.

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