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South Florida Bulls baseball

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Location  Tampa, FL
Founded  1966
Ground  USF Baseball Stadium
Nickname  Bulls
Head coach  Mark Kingston
Colors  Green, Gold
University  University of South Florida
Home stadium  USF Baseball Stadium (Capacity: 3,211)
Conference  American Athletic Conference

The South Florida Bulls baseball team is the intercollegiate men's baseball program representing the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, United States. The team competes in the American Athletic Conference of NCAA Division I. The baseball team had its first season in 1966 and has captured five conference titles. As of the 2012 season, the Bulls play their home games at USF Baseball Stadium.

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USF Baseball Stadium

Opened in 2012 on the same site as the former stadium, Red McEwen Field, the USF Baseball Stadium is a 1,500-seat facility with the potential to hold a capacity crowd of 3,211.

Conferences

  • 1966–1977 – Independent
  • 1978–1984 – Sun Belt Conference
  • 1985–1990 – Conference USA
  • 1991–1994 – Metro Conference
  • 1995–2005 – Conference USA
  • 2006–2013 – Big East Conference
  • 2014-Pres – American Athletic Conference
  • Major Leaguers

    South Florida has produced 17 players who have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including two active players.

  • Dan Otero – RHP (2012-pres)
  • Kevin Quackenbush – RHP (2014-pres)
  • Ross Gload – 1B/OF (2000–2011)
  • Jeff Baisley – 1B/3B (2008)
  • Chris Heintz – C (2005–2007), now an assistant coach
  • Dave Eiland – RHP (1988–2000), current Kansas City Royals pitching coach
  • Jason Dellaero – SS (1999)
  • Tony Fossas – LHP (1988–1999), current Daytona Tortugas pitching coach
  • Fred Rath, Jr. – RHP (1998)
  • Scott Hemond – INF (1989–1995)
  • Tim Hulett – INF (1983–1995), current Spokane Indians manager
  • Derek Lee – OF (1993)
  • Chris Welsh – LHP (1981–1986), current Cincinnati Reds color commentator
  • Ben Hayes – RHP (1982–1983), current league president of the New York–Penn League
  • Eric Soderholm – 3B (1971–1980)
  • Tony La Russa – INF (1963–1973), Hall of Fame manager for the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals, current Chief Baseball Officer for the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Jack Jenkins – RHP (1962–1969)
  • All-Americans

    Seven members of South Florida baseball teams have been selected as First Team All-Americans.

  • Mike Campbell, 1973, 2B (Div. II)
  • Lou Garcia, 1975, 2B
  • Scott Hemond, 1984, C
  • Scott Hemond, 1986, C
  • Darren Stumberger, 1993, 1B
  • Doug Carroll, 1994, OF
  • Chris Heintz, 1996, 3B
  • References

    South Florida Bulls baseball Wikipedia


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