Kime Named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week

March 24, 2008

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Senior hurler Allison Kime (Brandon, Fla.) was named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week for the week of March 17-23 league officials announced on Monday. The weekly honor is the sixth of Kime's career and her first in 2008.

Kime registered four of the Knights' five wins during the week, picking up all three victories in the league series with Tulsa. The senior allowed only one run in 20 innings pitched while posting a 0.35 ERA.

Against the Golden Hurricane, she pitched 15 of the 20 total innings and did not allow a single run in three appearances, recording two complete-game shutouts and a 0.00 ERA. She allowed only seven total hits to Tulsa and struck out 15 batters, while walking only two.

In the win over Jacksonville, Kime posted 10 strikeouts in five innings pitched, allowing only one run.

In the doubleheader with the Golden Hurricane on Friday, she picked up both wins, getting a complete-game shutout, holding Tulsa to only two hits and a walk, while striking out six in game one. She entered game two in relief to pick up her second win of the day. She posted three strikeouts in two innings of work, giving up only one hit.

In four appearances, the senior gave up only two extra base hits, one to Jacksonville and one in the series finale with Tulsa.

At the plate, Kime hit .417 though five games, recording five hits, a double, four runs and four RBI. She posted multiple hits games against Jacksonville and in the opening game vs. Tulsa, while scoring a pair of runs against both Jacksonville and Iowa.

Kime is 14-7 on the season with a 0.96 ERA, while her 150 strikeouts in 2008 rank second in the league.

The Knights embark on a five-game road trip this week, beginning Tuesday at Florida Atlantic at 7 p.m.

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