TAMPA, Fla. - Freshman lefty Ryan Jean came into the night having spun 8.0 innings all season, and on Tuesday evening alone he nearly matched that total. Jean came on in the third inning and proceeded to spin 6.0 scoreless innings in front of Eddie Miller's sixth save of the 2019 as the Ospreys surmounted a 3-2 deficit in a 5-3 triumph at USF (15-20) Tuesday, April 16.
It was the longest outing on the season for any UNF (22-16) freshman, pushing UNF to its 10th win on the year against in-state foes. UNF (21-16) notched a new season-long winning streak, picking up its fifth straight.
UNF 5, USF 3
Pitchers of Record
Win: Ryan Jean (1-0)
Loss: Logan Lyle (1-2)
Save: Eddie Miller (6)
UNF | 5 R, 6 H, 2 E, 9 LOB
USF | 3 R, 8 H, E, 8 LOB
Behind the Line Score
- The first inning offense came up with two in the opening frame. Chris Berry worked a favorable count and doubled to right center before walks to Jay Prather and Austin Hurwitz loaded the bases. Wes Weeks got plunked by a fastball and Alex Reynolds lifted a sacrifice fly, making it 2-0 UNF.
- The Bulls threatened in the second, getting the bases loaded with one out. Ethan Michaelis rolled a double play though, Tanner May to Prather and on to Reynolds.
- A flurry of singles and a pair of errors put USF ahead, 3-2, in the third.
- Kyle Phillips, Jake Sullivan and Jordan Santos singled, plating Phillips. Wes Weeks rifled the throw home on Santos' single, although the throw was mishandled at home, allowing Sullivan to take an extra base. Joe Genord ripped another single into right, scoring Sullivan. Santos moved up to third on the hit and took the final 90 feet as Genord's line drive skipped under Weeks' glove. Ryan Jeancame on for Michaelis and escaped the jam, keeping things at 3-2.
- Blake Marabell came up big in the sixth, putting UNF ahead, 4-3, with a two-out, two-RBI double to left. David Maberry started things with a two-out single up the middle, took second on a wild pitch and May walked. Marabell followed suit with the go-ahead knock.
- The junior left fielder came through again in the eighth, scoring Max Law with a sharp-RBI single to center, making it 5-3 UNF. Law notched a single to start the frame and was bunted up 90 feet on a perfectly executed sacrifice from May.
- Jean followed up with a scoreless eighth but walked the leadoff batter in the ninth. Miller permitted his own free pass, but the lefty coaxed a game-ending double play.
- Jean | W, 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K
- Marabell | 3-for-4, 3 RBI, 2B
- Law | 1-for-1, 2 R
- Phillips | 2-for-4, R, BB
- Julio Cortez | 2-for-2, BB
- Dylan Burns | 4.2 IP, H, 2 BB, 5 K
- UNF has scored 45 runs in the first inning this season, 10 more than it scored all of last season in the first.
- Berry walked in the second inning, giving him 112 walks, just one walk shy of tying the all-time UNF Division I record.
- This was the 15th game UNF has played against an in-state foe this season.
- UNF is 10-5 against teams from Florida.
- It was Michaelis' second appearance against USF this season. He went 2.0 innings in both outings.
- Jean made the fifth appearance of his career. He also turned in the longest outing for a UNF freshman on the season.
- Tanner Murphy stole his 30th career base Tuesday. He needs six more to set the UNF Division I record.
- It was win number fifty for Head Coach Tim Parenton at UNF.
- The Ospreys evened up the all-time series against USF at 10.
Three conference affairs against North Alabama await, with the series starting Thursday at 7 p.m. (EST) in Florence.