March 17, 2008
Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Freshman shortstop Tiffany Lane (Moreno Valley, Calif.) was named the Conference USA Hitter of the Week league officials announced Monday. Lane guided the UCF softball team to a 5-2 record over the week, including a series win over UAB and a 3-0 victory against No. 14 Baylor.
In the series with the Blazers, Lane was 3-for-10 with a RBI and two runs scored, including the game-winning run in the fifth inning Sunday to clinch the series win.
Overall on the week, Lane recorded a hit in every game, while scoring six of the Knights' 15 overall runs. The freshman also swiped five bases through seven games, four of which led to her scoring a run.
With her single in the fifth inning of Sunday's contest, Lane extended her hitting streak to eight games, which ties for the longest this season by a Knight. Her 31 runs scored and 18 stolen bases are almost double that of her closest teammate, while her total stolen bases rank first in the league.
This is Lane's first career C-USA weekly honor and the first for the Knights in 2008.
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