Softball Drops Two to Tulsa


March 15, 2006

Box Score

ORLANDO - Shelly Frick was 2-for-6 at the plate with her first career home run as well as the first in the UCF Softball Stadium as the UCF softball team was swept by Tulsa Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Hurricane won game one by a score of 5-2 and then followed it up with a 1-0 victory in game two. UCF fell to 13-17 on the season and 0-3 in Conference USA, while Tulsa improved to 16-9 and 3-0.

"The team shows improvements every game; we just have to find a way to win again," UCF head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie said. "Tulsa is a good team. Their outfield made some outstanding plays to take away hits from our girls."

Game One:
Tulsa jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first when Brooke Smart scored on a Kelli McGlasson single to center field.

The Golden Knights evened the score in the second inning when Kacie Feaster and Frick led off the inning with back-to-back singles to left field. Ashley Baker laid down a bunt that got by the pitcher to score Feaster from second.

The Golden Hurricane pulled ahead by one in the third inning on a fielder's choice, scoring Katie Torres from third.

Tulsa scored a third run in the fourth inning on a Julie Shafer double to left center.

Frick brought UCF to within one when she hit the foul pole down the left field line for her first career home run.

The Golden Hurricane picked up two more runs in the sixth inning on a Smart home run over the fence in left center to make the final score 5-2.

Julie Fennell (5-4) earned the win for Tulsa in the circle, pitching seven innings and giving up two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts. Baker (1-3) was tagged with the loss, going seven innings and giving up five runs on seven hits with three strikeouts.

Game Two:
The Golden Hurricane's lone run came in the fourth inning when Jessica Barr singled down the left field line, scoring Torres from second.

The Golden Knights were not able to advance runners past second base in the second game of the doubleheader.

Tulsa's Maren Genow (9-3) was credited with the win, going the distance and giving up no runs on two hits. Allison Kime (9-7) had the loss in the circle, pitching seven innings and giving up one run on five hits with five strikeouts.

The Golden Knights return to action Saturday when the team travels to West Virginia to take on the Thundering Herd of Marshall. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. The team returns the UCF Softball Stadium March 25-26 for a three-game series against Houston. Tickets are available at the gate, $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and children 5-17.