Kime, Cole Combine for Two Shutouts in Softball Sweep in Boca Raton

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Feb. 10, 2007

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Boca Raton, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Offensive execution and solid pitching paved the way for UCF to post back-to-back 2-0 victories at the FAU Miken Invitational Saturday. Allison Kime fired a two-hitter to defeat North Florida in the first game, while Ashleigh Cole delivered with a three-hitter to close the afternoon vs. Pittsburgh and help the Knights move to 3-1 on the season.

With three victories in its first four games, UCF is off to its second-best start in its six-year history. Moving up the career charts Saturday, Amber Lamb notched an RBI vs. the Panthers to move into a tie for fourth with 67 overall. On the bases, Cici Alvarez stole her third and fourth bags of the young season. With 68 total swipes, Alvarez needs just seven more to claim sole possession of first place in UCF history.

Game One Recap Kime recorded her first shutout of the season, as she pitched seven innings with no runs allowed, four strikeouts and only two hits vs. the Ospreys (1-2). She now has six shutouts in her Golden Knight career.

The Golden Knights' two runs came in the sixth inning as Alvarez started the inning off strong with a double through the right side. After two quick outs, Kime hit a single to bring Alvarez in for the game's first run. Shelly Frick doubled to right field one play later as Kime crossed home plate to up the score to 2-0.

Now in the circle with a two-run lead, Kime allowed only one base runner the rest of the way, a lead-off walk in the seventh that did not do any damage. Frick finished with two hits to pace the UCF offense.

Game Two Recap UCF recorded another 2-0 victory with a win over Pittsburgh (0-3) in game two of the morning. Cole had her first shutout of the season allowing only three hits and striking out one.

UCF's two runs came in the bottom of the third as Hillary Barrow stole home on a double steal for the first tally of the game. The inning started with Barrow advancing to first on a walk. Kacie Feaster then sacrificed Barrow over to second and Alvarez singled to center field sending Barrow to third, setting up the double steal attempt. The second and final run came when Lamb reached on a fielder's choice and Alvarez managed to touch home safely on the play, ultimately sealing the victory.

Alvarez was 2-for-3 against the Panthers, which were the only two hits UCF posted in the two-run triumph.

With a 3-1 record on the weekend, UCF will enter bracket play Sunday. Its opponent and game time will be determine at the conclusion of Saturday's action. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights, tickets or apparel log on to www.ucfathletics.com - the official site for UCF athletics.