Topping Tulsa

April 9, 2016

Final Stats

UCF - Tulsa Game 2 stats

UCF vs. Tulsa (4/9/16) - Images by UCF Knights

ORLANDO, Fla. ( -A two-out, sixth-inning rally lifted the UCF softball team to a 4-1 victory over Tulsa at the UCF Softball Complex on Saturday afternoon.

Today the team was relaxed and focused on what they needed to do, head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie said. We hit the ball well, got runners on and did the little things that we've been working on.

UCF (26-14, 3-0 The American) clinched the series win over the Golden Hurricane for the second straight year.

Junior Linnea Goodman and redshirt junior Jasmine Acevedo each had two hits for the Knights, while freshman Cassady Brewer drove in a pair of runs. The Knights drew seven walks, with Brewer and sophomore Courtney Rotton each earning a pair. Senior Shelby Turnier collected her 13th win of the season.

Delivering Under Pressure
* The Knights used an RBI single from Linnea Goodman in the bottom of the fourth to take a 1-0 lead. Tulsa responded by breaking senior Jamie Ujvari's no-hit bid with four consecutive knocks in the top of the sixth to tie the score at 1-1.
* With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the sixth, senior Jessica Ujvari worked a full count before delivering an RBI single through the left side that sparked a three-run rally.
* UCF pushed two more runs across in the inning to extend its lead to 4-1, and retired the side in the top of the seventh to seal the victory.

Patience Pays Off
* The Knights have drawn 13 walks between the two games against Tulsa. After earning six on Friday, seven were issued on Saturday.
* At least one UCF batter drew a base on balls in all but one inning on Saturday. A pair of Knights were walked in the first inning.
* The Black and Gold are up to 123 walks on the season and are just 24 shy of last year's total.

Next up
The Knights conclude the series against Tulsa on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for noon, and seniors Mackenzie Huhn and Samantha Charles' Senior Knights trading cards will be available before the game.
Story by Megan Herboth; Video by Christopher Losada; Photos by Ryan Tjon Ajong