Winning On Wednesday

March 2, 2016

Final Stats

No. 25 UCF - UNF Stats

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ( - No. 25 UCF Softball used a road win over North Florida to extend its winning streak to four. The Knights topped the Ospreys, 7-2, at the UNF Softball Complex on Wednesday evening.

"The team stepped up with runners in scoring position," head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie said. "You saw good production, especially with two outs. Jamie pitched extremely well, keeping the UNF batters off-balance. It was a true team effort."

Juniors Linnea Goodman and Brittany Solis knocked a pair of hits for the Knights, while redshirt junior Jasmine Acevedo and sophomore Courtney Rotton each drove in multiple runs. Senior Jamie Ujvari earned her second straight win, allowing just three hits with eight strikeouts in 5.2 innings in the circle.

Four-Run Second
* The Knights used a four-run second inning to hold a large lead over the Ospreys in the game.
* A pair of North Florida errors and a single loaded the bases with one out in the inning. Jasmine Acevedo put the Knights on the scoreboard first, clearing the bases with a double down the left field line.
* With Acevedo on second and two outs in the inning, Linnea Goodman's standing triple added to the Black and Gold lead. UCF held UNF scoreless in the bottom of the frame to take a 4-0 lead to the third inning.

Scoring in the Seventh
* After the Osprey's cut UCF's lead in half in the bottom of the third, neither team was able to plate a run over the next three innings. The Knights led 4-2 entering the final inning.
* Goodman's single through the right side started a five-hit stretch for the Knights. Brittany Solis followed with a double down the left field line to give UCF a pair of runners.
* Courtney Rotton followed Solis with her own double down the left field line, giving UCF a 6-2 edge.
* A single to center field from senior Jessica Ujvari put runners on the corners with one out for senior Samantha McCloskey, whose RBI single up the middle plated UCF's final run.
* North Florida added a hit in the bottom of the seventh, but three strikeouts from senior Shelby Turnier clinched the 7-2 UCF victory.

Next Up
UCF opens a 15-game home stand on Friday. The Knights host Middle Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. and La Salle at 8 p.m. on the opening day of the UCF Tournament.

Story by Megan Herboth; Photos by Bill Richardson