USF (50-13) will play LSU (39-24) in the 2012 Women’s College World Series at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 2 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla. The game is a must win for the Bulls after USF lost to Oklahoma 5-1 in the opening game of the tournament on Thursday in the double-elimination championship.
Sara Nevins leads the USF pitching staff with a 1.03 ERA, which ranks fourth nationally. Shortstop Kourtney Salvarola leads the Bulls with a .327 batting average, while infielder Kenshyra Jackson has a team-leading 37 RBI.
In a team comparison against LSU, South Florida has strong numbers, holding an edge in batting average (.262-.221), slugging percentage (.358-.287) and ERA (1.18-1.51).
USF won the Tampa Super Regional to advance to the WCWS for the first time in program history.