UCF Softball Ends Season With Loss to No. 1 Florida


May 18, 2008

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Gainesville, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Following a 1-0 upset over No. 1 Florida in the first of two games in the NCAA Gainesville Regional, the UCF softball team fell to the Gators, 10-0, in five innings Sunday afternoon in game two at Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium. Freshman Abby McClain (Waterloo, Iowa) posted the Knights' only hit of the contest in the third inning.

Senior Allison Kime (Brandon, Fla.) received a standing ovation from the crowd when Ashleigh Cole (Pace, Fla.) entered the game in relief in the fourth inning. The hurler threw 28.1 innings throughout the tournament, starting all five games the Black and Gold competed in, registering 16 strikeouts and a 3-2 record in the event.

Kime was tagged with the loss in the contest, allowing five earned runs on nine hits in 3.1 innings of work, she finished the 2008 season with a 33-12 record, which were the most wins for a pitcher in program history for a season. The hurler concludes her sparkling three-year career holding almost every career and single-season pitching record in the book.

Cole finished the game for UCF in the circle, holding the Gators scoreless while allowing only one run in 0.2 innings pitched.

Florida did not waste time scoring runs in game two, posting three in the first inning on four-straight hits and a pair of UCF errors and another run in the second frame, with lead-off hitter Kim Waleszonia knocking a home run over the right centerfield fence.

Waleszonia's second home run of the contest, a three-run shot to dead centerfield, three singles and a throwing error by the Knights allowed six runs to cross in the fourth inning, handing the Knights a 10-run deficit going into the fifth inning.

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