Softball Takes Two Friday in Orlando


March 4, 2005

Box Score

ORLANDO - The UCF softball team cruised to a pair of victories Friday in the opening day of play at the UCF Softball Invitational. The Golden Knights defeated Central Michigan 6-3 in their first game and Eastern Kentucky 9-1 to round out the day. With the pair of wins, UCF raised its record to 19-10 on the season.

In the game one victory over Central Michigan, senior right-hander Lindsay Enders tossed a complete-game to lead the Golden Knights to the win. Enders (7-6) won her seventh game of the season and totaled eight strikeouts in the victory. She allowed three runs, all earned, on nine hits with just one walk.

The Chippewas scored all three of their runs in the first inning on four hits to take an early 3-0 lead.

UCF scored four runs in the second to take the lead, 4-3. UCF used four hits in the inning, including a RBI-double by Cat Snapp and two RBI-singles by Cici Alvarez and Jania Shinhoster.

The Golden Knights came back with two runs in the third to take a 6-3 lead. UCF used just one hit in the frame, but took advantage of a costly CMU error for the two-run outburst.

UCF totaled six hits on the game, including two by Alvarez. Snapp led the victors with a pair of RBI for the victors.

In game two vs. Eastern Kentucky, the Golden Knights exploded for nine runs on 13 hits in the eight-run victory.

Senior right-hander Kelly McIntyre was brilliant in holding EKU to one run on four hits with four strikeouts. McIntyre with the win improved her stellar record to 7-1 in 2005.

UCF scored one run in the second, three in the third and four in the fifth to take a commanding 8-1 victory. The Golden Knights added a single run in the sixth to end the game after six complete.

Stephanie Best led the offensive barrage with ninth home run of the season. Best finished the day 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI. Crystle Krafft added three hits and four RBI to pace the victors. Amber Lamb, McIntyre and Brytani Lindheim each contributed two hits apiece for UCF.

The Golden Knights return to action Saturday with a pair of games. UCF hosts a pair of Big 10 opponents - Penn State at 1 p.m. and Michigan State at 3 p.m.