Kime No-Hits Bethune-Cookman as Softball Splits Doubleheader


Feb. 15, 2006

Box Score

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS - Allison Kime picked up her first career no-hitter as UCF split a doubleheader series with Bethune-Cookman Wednesday afternoon at Merrill Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The Wildcats took game one, 6-2, while the Golden Knights won the second, 3-0.

"We did not come out ready to play in the first game," said head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie. "We were able to turn things around in the second game with Allison earning her first Division I no-hitter. Our offense was ignited by Amber and Nicole in the first game and Magon and Jennifer in the second."

Kime pitched the complete second game giving up no runs, hits or walks and striking out four.

Nicole Balogh and Magon Paul both went 2-for-4 at the plate with a single, double and run scored.

Game One:
In the top of the first, the Wildcats jumped out to a 4-0 lead on one hit, one hit batter and three errors.

In UCF's half of the first, Amber Lamb put the Golden Knights on the board when she cranked a home run over the fence in left center.

The Golden Knights continued to chip away at the Wildcats lead in the third when Lamb ripped a double into left field scoring Balogh from second.

Bethune-Cookman added two more runs in the top of the seventh on a Tiffany Bowser two-run single to right field.

The Golden Knights threatened in the bottom of the seventh when the team loaded the bases, but were unable to get a run across.

At the end of the game, UCF had two runs on seven hits and three errors, while BCC had six runs on four hits and no errors.

Lamb was 2-for-2 at the plate with a home run and a double, while Balogh was also 2-for-2 with a single and a double.

Lexi Gresham fell to 0-1 in the circle, while Viveca Patterson improved to 2-2 with the win.

Game Two:
The Golden Knights struck first in the second inning when Jennifer Tomasetti picked up her first RBI of the season on a single to left field scoring Paul from second.

In the fourth inning, Tomasetti put the ball in play again, this time scoring Michelle Newton from third. Two batters later, Cici Alvarez picked up a sacrifice hit as Tomasetti scored from third to make it 3-0 UCF.

At the end of the game, the Golden Knights scored three runs on seven hits with two errors.

Alana Gaines was tagged with the loss after giving up three runs on six innings in 4.1 innings pitched.

The Golden Knights return to the diamond on Saturday when the team participates in the Stetson Tournament against Stetson and Ohio State.