UCF Softball Readies for Mid-Week Non-Conference Action.

Jacksonville/FAU Game Notes
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April 9, 2007

Orlando, Fla.(www.ucfathletics) - Following UCF's Conference USA bye week, the Golden Knights are back in action on Tuesday and Wednesday in two non-conference match-ups. On Tuesday, the Black and Gold are traveling to Jacksonville to take on the Dolphins at 5 p.m. at the JU Softball Complex. The Knights are back at home Wednesday to entertain FAU in a mid-week doubleheader at the UCF Softball Complex. Game one is set to begin at 5:30 p.m.

Previewing Jacksonville
The Dolphins have accumulated a 14-31 record in 2007, with wins coming against teams such as USF, Dartmouth and UNF. Jacksonville is led offensively by Ashley Mora who holds a .290 average, nine doubles, 22 RBI and 50 total bases. In the circle, Katie Buell (5-7) leads the Dolphins with a 3.23 ERA and 62 strikeouts.

Previewing FAU
The Owls hold a 24-19 record on the season, with wins over Miami (Ohio), Penn State, Michigan State, North Texas and South Alabama. Pitcher Jen Musillo (11-10) has a 1.38 ERA in 23 appearances for the Owls, with 160 strikeouts and four shutouts in 136.2 innings. Starting all 43 games at second base, Mandi Fishback leads FAU with a .313 batting average, 27 runs scored, 42 hits and 24 RBI.

Remember When...
The last time the Golden Knights and the Dolphins went head-to-head was almost a year ago, when UCF snuck by Jacksonville 3-2 on April 20. The Black and Gold used a three-run third inning to seal the victory, getting two hits from Cici Alvarez during the contest. Magon Paul got the win in the circle, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out three Dolphins.

Earlier this season, UCF took part in the FAU Tournament where it faced the Owls in its second game of 2007. FAU walked away with a 10-0 win over the Golden Knights in a five-inning affair. Kacie Feaster and Magon Paul had the Black and Gold's only two hits of the game. Ashleigh Cole made her collegiate pitching debut in the circle for UCF. Despite getting the loss, the freshman allowed only two earned runs in four innings of work.

Records are Meant to be Broken
Allison Kime became UCF's career strikeout leader on Wednesday after pitching seven hitless innings in a 1-0 victroy over Stetson. The old Golden Knights' record, held by Dottie Cupp, took the backseat when Kime totaled her 404th strikeout in the fifth inning. Kime's accomplishment is even more impressive because she is only in her second yeat at UCF.

Finishing Touch
Amber Lamb had a stellar night at the plate Wednesday against Stetson, going 2-for-3 with the game-winning RBI in the sixth inning. Lamb's two hits led all batters in the game.

No Hits for You
In Wednesday's contest with Stetson, Allison Kime pitched her first no-hitter of the season, and the third of her career, on her way to a 1-0 shutout victory over the Hatters.

Fly By Knight
Hillary Barrow shares the top spot in Conference USA for sacrifice flies with two UTEP batters. All three hitters have three sac flies on the season.

Top 10
Kacie Feaster launched herself into the top 10 in seven different offensive categories in Conference USA. She currently ranks fourth in total bases (82), stolen bases (15) and triples (2), fifth in hits (51), ninth in home runs (7) and tenth in batting average (.352) and runs scored (27).

No Hit and Run
Ashleigh Cole placed herself second in league standings as she has allowed only 58 hits and five doubles on the season. Only one other pitcher in the conference has allowed less in both catergories (Barbie Love - Houston).

This is Why We're Hot
UCF is 9-0 when it scores six or more runs in a contest and 7-1 when it hits one home run in a game. The Golden Knights are 25-8 when they outhit an opponent and 23-4 when they score first.

This Day in UCF Softball History
April 10- The Golden Knights hold a 2-0 record on this day in UCF softball history. Back in 2003, UCF swept Jacksonville State in an Atlantic Sun doubleheader.
April 11- The Black and Gold are sitting on a .500 mark on this date, as it dropped two games to Florida State in 2004 and won two against Gardner-Webb the very next year.

Cram the Complex Community Knight
UCF vs. UAB Saturday, April 14 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

*Past campers and community leaguers wearing their uniforms receive free admission with paid adult.

*Policemen, firefighters and their families receive $2 off all tickets

*Free food for the first 100 students through the gate; courtesy of SGA.

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