UCF Softball Ace Earns Conference USA Pitcher of the Week Honors

April 21, 2008

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - For the second time this season, senior hurler Allison Kime (Brandon, Fla.) was named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week for her performance in the circle April 14-20, league officials announced Monday. The honor is the seventh in her career.

Kime led the UCF softball team to a C-USA series sweep over Memphis last weekend, 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. Her career mark ranks fifth in the league and tops the UCF charts.

In UCF's opening game on Saturday, Kime allowed only two hits while holding Memphis scoreless in a complete game. Kime appeared 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 was previously named the C-USA Pitcher of the Week this season on April 24.

Knight fans will have one final opportunity to see the All-American candidate in action as the softball team hosts Stetson in its final home game Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at the UCF Softball Complex.

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