Five Run Fifth Inning Propels UCF Softball Past Marshall


May 10, 2007

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Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF softball team used a five-run fifth inning to capture game two of the Conference USA Softball Championship presented by Coca-Cola on Thursday afternoon at the UCF Softball Complex. The fourth-seeded Knights improved to 36-24 on the season with the 5-3 victory over the Thundering Herd (31-25). With the victory, the Black and Gold will move on to play top-seeded Houston at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

Allison Kime did not allow an earned run in seven innings of work as the junior allowed only five hits, while striking out five Marshall batters.

Kacie Feaster paced the UCF offense going 2-for-4 with a double and one run scored. Amber Lamb, Hillary Barrow and Kime all registered two out hits in the Knights' fifth-inning rally.

Marshall loaded the bases in the second inning with a trio of singles and scored its first run on a throwing error by the Knights on an attempted force-out at the plate. Two more runs crossed the plate for the Thundering Herd after Rachel Folden ripped a double to left-center field, making the score, 3-0.

UCF broke loose in the fifth inning, scoring all five runs in the frame. Feaster started the comeback with a single, advancing to second on an error by the Thundering Herd right fielder on the play. Lamb knocked Feaster in on a single up the middle, and moved to second on a throwing error from the centerfielder.

Javier followed with a single up the middle of her own to score Lamb from second base to put the Knights within a run, 3-2. The scoring didn't stop there for the Black and Gold, as Barrow was hit by a pitch and Kime hit a screamer down the right-field line to bring in Javier to tie the game at three runs apiece.

Marshall switched pitchers following the RBI only to have UCF score two more runs. With Barrow perched at third, Marshall's catcher, Folden tried to pick the freshman off, but threw the ball past the third baseman allowing Barrow to score the go-ahead run. The Knights would put one more across in the inning after pinch-hitter Shelly Frick reached base on the fourth error of the inning, a mistake that put the Knights ahead by two, 5-3.

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