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Knights Drop Close Game to No. 5 Washington
February 15, 2019
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PUERTO VALLARTA (UCFKnights.com) – In a close contest with the No. 5 Washington Huskies, the UCF softball team dropped their first game of the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge, 3-1 Friday evening.

Jazmine Esparza drove in a run in the first inning to strike first for the Knights, but that would be their only run of the game.

UCF totaled five hits, four walks, and a pair of stolen bases compared, while the Huskies collected nine hits, two walks, and four strikeouts.

Alea White threw another complete game striking out four and allowing two earned runs as she moves to 1-2 on the season.

The Knights are now 2-3 on the season with three games remaining in Mexico.

Things You Need To Know:

  • Tamesha Glover collected a pair of hits Friday as she is now 6-for-12 on the season.
  • Esparza’s RBI gives her four total RBI in five games. The junior also stole her first base of the season.
  • Aubrey Johnson went 1-for-3 at the plate and was perfect on defense at shortstop.
  • Denali Schappacher went 1-for-2 with a bunt single and a walk.

Scoring:
UCF: 1-0 | 1st | Esparza singled through the right-side scoring Glover.
UW: 1-1 | 5th | Atlee singled through the right side to score Gibson who reached on a walk and advanced to third on a wild pitch.
UW: 2-1 | 6th | Helm homered to right center field.­
UW: 3-1 | 6th | With runners on second and third and two outs, Milloy beat out the throw to first, scoring the runner from third.

Next Up:
The Knights will play two games on Saturday against Northern Colorado at 11am followed by a matchup with No. 25 Mississippi State at 1:30pm. Live stats will be available along with a live stream at FloSoftball.com.

TICKETS FOR 2019
Fans can purchase tickets for the 2019 UCF softball season by calling (407) 823-1000 or online here: https://ucfknights.co/2RYIOhq. Single game tickets go on sale February 1.

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