Softball Hosts In-State Rival Florida State

May 1, 2006

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ORLANDO-The UCF softball team hosts in-state rival Florida State Tuesday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m. in a mid-week double header at the UCF Softball Stadium. The Golden Knights the games with a 19-32 season record, while the Seminoles are 34-24.

Scouting UCF...Cici Alvarez leads the team with a .336 batting average, 50 hits, 24 walks, 15 sacrifice hits and 21 stolen bases. Allison Kime paces the pitching staff with a 1.67 ERA and a 13-15 mark as she has given up 80 runs on 162 hits with 201 strikeouts in 201.2 innings of work.

Last Time Out...UCF took two of three from UTEP in El Paso, Texas April 22-23. Ashley Van Ryn went 3-for-7 against the Miners with two runs, one RBI and two walks. Allison Kime earned both wins in the circle for the Golden Knights, giving up one run on nine hits with 20 strikeouts in 14 innings.

Next Up for UCF...The Golden Knights host Conference USA foe East Carolina for the final series of the season May 6-7. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. both days. Tickets for all home games are available at the gate, $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and children 5-17.

Scouting Florida State...Natasha Jacobs leads the Seminoles with a .359 batting average, while pitcher Tiffany McDonald is 23-14 in 43 appearances with an ERA of 2.15.

Last Time Out...The Seminoles went 1-2 against Virginia Tech in Lynchburg, Va. April 22-23. The Hokies took the first games (2-0, 10-2), while Florida State won the third (9-7). In the final game, LaShaun Davis went 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs and two RBI.

Series vs. Florida State...The Seminoles lead the all-time series, 6-1. In 2005, the two teams split a doubleheader in Tallahassee. UCF took game one, 2-1, before falling 1-0 in the second. In game one, Stephanie Best and Kacie Feaster scored the two runs for the Golden Knights on three hits. Lindsay Enders earned the win in the circle, pitching seven innings and giving up one run on five hits with six strikeouts.During the nightcap, Florida State scored its lone run in the bottom of the seventh with two outs on a LaShaun Davis double to center field, scoring Carly Brieskie from second recorded.