Softball Drops Two at Marshall


March 18, 2006

Box Score

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - Kacie Feaster was 3-for-6 at the plate for UCF as the softball team dropped two to Marshall Saturday afternoon at Dot Hicks Softball Complex. The Thundering Herd took game one 7-2 and then followed that up with a 6-1 victory.

The Golden Knights fell to 13-19 for the season and 0-5 in Conference USA, while the Thundering Herd improved to 15-12 and 3-2.

"We are fighting injuries and are not as competitive as we need to be in Conference USA," UCF softball head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie said. "I was very pleased with the offensive performance of Kacie, Cat (Snapp) and Lindsay (Dean) this afternoon."

Game One:
Lindsay Dean put the Golden Knights on the board in the first inning when she hit her first career home run over the fence in right center.

In the bottom of the first, Marshall loaded the bases with one out on two hit batters and one walk but were only able to get one run across.

The Thundering Herd took a 4-1 lead in the second, capped off by Rachel Folden who hit a two-run homer.

Marshall added one run in the third when Noelle Adams scored on a wild pitch and another run in the fourth as Folden hit her second homer of the game.

Folden hit an RBI single to left field in the sixth to make it 7-1.

Jennifer Tomasetti scored a run for UCF in the seventh when Dean hit a single down the right field line.

Veronica Ralston (9-6) earned the win in the circle for Marshall, pitching the complete game and giving up two runs on four hits with six strikeouts. Ashley Baker (1-4) was pegged with the loss, going seven innings and giving up seven runs on 10 hits with four strikeouts.

Game Two:
Cici Alvarez scored for UCF in the first inning on a Marshall pass ball.

The Thundering Herd responded with two runs in their half of the first. Ashley Mitchell scored the team's first run on a Samantha Rodriguez single to left field. Rodriguez scored two batters later on a UCF fielding error.

Marshall put a four-spot on the board in the fourth inning. Jessica Williams hit an RBI double down the left field line, scoring Deanna Tourville from first. Leigh Wintter singled in Williams for the Thundering Herd's second run of the inning. Courtney Kacegna singled to left field, scoring Wintter from third and Joscelyn Bitner from second.

Abigail Harter (5-6) was credited with the win, pitching the complete game and giving up one run on six hits with four strikeouts. Allison Kime (9-8) pitched 3.1 innings for UCF and tagged with the loss, giving up five runs on six hits.

The Golden Knights return to Dot Hicks Softball Field at 12 p.m. Sunday for the third game of the series. UCF's next home game is Saturday, March 25 when Houston comes to town for a three-game series. All games will be broadcast live via the internet at www.ucfathletics.com.