UCF Softball Sinks Oklahoma State 6-2 To Win Third Straight


Feb. 18, 2007

Box Score

UCF 6, Oklahoma State 2
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Las Vegas, Nev. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF softball team wrapped up play at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic with a 6-2 victory over the Oklahoma State Cowgirls on Sunday morning. The Golden Knights won their final three contests in Las Vegas to improve to 6-4 on the season and finish the tournament with a 3-2 mark.

Junior Allison Kime (4-2) picked up her second win of the tournament, allowing only three hits and striking out seven Cowgirls (5-5). Freshman Morgan Bullard (Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley) had her third consecutive two-hit game and scored a pair of runs in the contest. Shortstop Amber Lamb (West Palm Beach, Fla./John I. Leonard) added a pair of RBI singles as the Knights had at least nine hits for the third-straight game.

The Cowgirls were staked to a quick 1-0 lead after manufacturing a run in the first off of Kime. Centerfielder Shanel Scott led off with a walk, stole second, moved to third on a sacrifice and scored on a single by catcher Courtney Totte.

After going hitless in the first two innings, UCF grabbed a 3-1 lead in the third after registering a trio of hits and taking advantage of a pair of Cowgirl errors. Lamb and Kime had RBI-singles in the frame and Lamb also came around to score on an error by OSU shortstop Krystle Sanchez.

OSU pulled within a run in the third without the benefit of a hit. The Cowgirls drew a pair of walks and forced two fielding errors in the frame to score the unearned run.

UCF got the run back in the top of the fourth to go ahead 4-2 when Bullard reached on the fourth OSU error of the game and scored on Lamb's second RBI single of the game.

The Knights added an insurance run in the sixth when Kacie Feaster (Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian Academy) hit a solo home run to center. Feaster's second home run in as many games built the advantage to 5-2. The senior also moved a pair of runner's into scoring position with two sacrifice hits.

Kime retired seven straight Cowgirls starting in the fourth before first baseman Kim Kaye picked up the Cowgirls' second hit of the game with a bloop single to left. Kaye advanced to second on the play after Bullard misplayed the ball, but Kime left her stranded their getting the next two OSU batters in order.

UCF tacked on one more run in the seventh after Bullard laced a single through the left side. Chelsey Barclay (0-3) took the loss for the Cowgirls.

The Knights return to action against Hofstra on Wed., Feb. 21. The doubleheader with the Pride is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the UCF Softball Complex.