OKLAHOMA CITY -- USF softball's historic run to the College World Series ended Saturday by the smallest of margins, with LSU eliminating the Bulls with a 1-0 victory, scoring the winning run without a hit in the sixth inning.
"You're in the final eight, you're going to see great pitching," said USF coach Ken Eriksen after each team totaled two hits. "You're going to see 0-0 games, and that one break is going to happen."
USF (50-14) was just the third team in Big East history to make it to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, and ace Sara Nevins held the Tigers (40-24) in check into the sixth inning, which opened with Countryside's A.J. Andrews being hit by a pitch. With one out, Eriksen turned to reliever Lindsey