UCF Softball Opens Fall Season With a Pair of Tournaments

Oct. 12, 2007

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - After countless workouts and spending time getting used to new teammates, the UCF softball team finally tests itself this weekend when it hosts a pair of fall tournaments at the UCF Softball Complex. The tournaments will take place on Saturday and Sunday with a time limit of an hour and a half per game.

Saturday, UCF will be joined by Florida C.C. - Jacksonville, Indian Rivers C.C., Manatee C.C. and South Florida C.C. The Knights will play in the first three games of the day, beginning at 10 a.m. versus Manatee, followed by an 11:30 a.m. match-up with IRCC. The Black and Gold conclude the day-long tournament at 1 p.m. against FCCJ.

Besides UCF, Sunday's field will include South Florida C.C., St. Petersburg C.C. and Tallahassee C.C. The Knights once again compete in the morning slot, taking on St. Pete at 10 a.m. and SFCC at 11:30 a.m. UCF finishes the weekend with a game against TCC at 3 p.m.

The 2007 spring season saw UCF finish with a 38-26 record and a third place finish at the Conference USA Championship. The Knights return a wealth of experience as 12 players from last year's squad are on the roster for the 2007-08 campaign.

The Knights pitching staff ended last season with a combined 1.28 ERA. Allison Kime (Brandon, Fla.) had a record-breaking year in the circle in with a 0.87 ERA in 40 appearances, pitching 15 shutouts over the course of the season. Her performance earned her First Team All-Southeast Region honors as well as placing her on the All-C-USA First Team. Kime was joined on the All-C-USA First Team by first baseman Breanne Javier (Castaic, Calif.), while second baseman Hillary Barrow (Miami, Fla.) earned a spot on the C-USA All-Freshman squad.

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UCF Fall Tournament I Schedule - Saturday, Oct. 13
10 a.m - Manatee vs. UCF
11:30 a.m. - IRCC vs. UCF
1 p.m. - FCCJ vs. UCF
3 p.m. - IRCC vs. Manatee
4:30 p.m. - FCCJ vs. SFCC
6 p.m. - IRCC vs. SFCC

UCF Fall Tournament II Schedule - Sunday, Oct. 14
10 a.m. - St. Pete vs. UCF
11:30 a.m. - SFCC vs. UCF
1 p.m. - TCC vs. St. Pete
3 p.m. - TCC vs. UCF
4:30 p.m. - TCC vs. SFCC
6 p.m. - St. Pete vs. SFCC