Allison Kime

April 21, 2008

Allison Kime led the Knights to a Conference USA series sweep over Memphis last week, picking up all three wins in the circle, including two shutouts, to move her record to 24-9 on the season and 12-3 in league play. In Sunday's series finale, Kime fell one hit short of a perfect game, holding the Tigers scoreless, while fanning seven and not allowing a walk. With her fourth strikeout in the contest, the senior broke the UCF single-season strikeout record of 266 that she set last season. With her 21 total strikeouts on the weekend, the hurler has 270 on the season and 758 for her career. In UCF's opening game on Saturday, Kime allowed only two hits while holding Memphis scoreless in a complete game. Kime came in relief in game two to pick up the win in the circle, fanning five in 3.2 innings of work. Kime now has 18 appearances this season in which she has not allowed an earned run. Kime not only led the Knights in the circle in the C-USA series with Memphis, but she also led her team at the plate, batting .600, with three hits, three RBI, two doubles, two walks, two sacrifice hits and a sacrifice fly. Kime was a perfect 2-for-2 from the plate in Saturday's opener, adding two RBI a double and a sacrifice hit that led to the eventual game-winning run.