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Tulsa Edges UCF in Series Opener
April 18, 2019
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TULSA, Okla. ( – The UCF softball team put up strong numbers in the first game against Tulsa, but dropped the series opener, 4-2.

A four-run sixth inning for the Golden Hurricane put the home team ahead and gave UCF just one more at-bats to try to regain the lead.

Alea White was in the circle for UCF taking the loss to move to 20-10 on the season.

UCF drops to 28-15 overall and 7-6 in the American Athletic Conference, while Tulsa improves to 29-15 and 10-3 in The American.

Things You Need to Know

  • Cassady Brewer’s double in the third inning is her 13th of the season giving the Knights 63 on the season.
  • Brewer finished the day 2-for-3 adding a single.
  • Takiya London also put up a pair of hits in the loss with two singles and added a stolen base.
  • With 51 stolen bases on the year, the Knights remain the top team in The American in stolen bases per game.
  • Erin Emanuel grabbed an RBI driving in London in the fourth inning.
  • Karissa Ornelas continues to have a standout freshman season grabbing a hit for the Knights Thursday evening. Ornelas has played in nine conference games and tallied six hits in those nine games.
  • This is the first win for Tulsa over the Knights in five games.
  • UCF totaled five hits and a walk with two errors.
  • White threw all seven innings giving up four runs, five hits, while striking out three.

UCF: 1-0 | 2nd | After drawing a walk, reaching on a fielder’s choice, and an infield single, Testa reached on an error by the shortstop and Kendyl Lange was able to score.
UCF: 2-0 | 4th | Takiya London led off the inning with a single and stole second. Testa laid down a sacrifice bunt to move London to third and Erin Emanuel drove her home with a ball hit to second base.
TUL: 4-2 | 6th | A hit-by-pitch and a walk put a pair of runners on for Tulsa and a double to deep left field scored one and put another on third. Another double scored both runners in scoring position and a single up the middle plated another Tulsa runner.

The Knights and Golden Hurricane battle again on Friday at 6 p.m. ET.

Fans can purchase tickets for the 2019 UCF softball season by calling (407) 823-1000 or online here.

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