Outing with the Owls

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ORLANDO, Fla. ( – UCF continues a seven-game stretch on the road with a midweek matchup at Florida Atlantic. The Wednesday contest at the FAU Softball Stadium is set to start at 6 p.m.
Fans that are unable to make the trip to Boca Raton, Fla., can watch the matchup on FAUSports.TV, a subscription-based service.
After opening its series at ECU with a tough loss, UCF bounced back to win the three-game set and even its conference record at 3-3.
Freshman Alea White earned a spot on The American Honor Roll after going 3-0 in the circle last week. She registered her first-career shutout to help the Knights notch a 3-0 win in the decisive game at ECU on Apr. 2. Another honor roll accolade was picked up by freshman Jazmine Esparza, who hit .400 for the week and drove in three runs against the Pirates on Apr. 1.
Sophomore Cassady Brewer leads the Knights with a .351 batting average, two homers and 19 RBI. A total of 18 RBI, seven doubles and two homers have been contributed by junior Courtney Rotton. Hitting the gaps with a team-best eight doubles is senior Linnea Goodman, who holds a .349 batting average.
With 18 stolen bases on the season, junior Megan Greenwell has moved into 10th on the career charts with 32. Goodman ranks eighth with 40 stolen bases.
White leads the Knights with a 12-10 overall mark and 62 strikeouts in 126.0 innings. Freshman Kamryn Toney (4-3) has logged 58.2 frames and struck out 31.
Florida Atlantic
The Owls are 24-12 on the season and 7-2 in C-USA with series victories against Western Kentucky, Charlotte and FIU. FAU also has notable wins over NC State, Michigan State, Tulsa, UConn, Arkansas and Memphis.
Emily Lochten paces the Owls offense with a .404 batting average, six doubles, 13 homers and 25 RBI. Other FAU run producers include Delaney Rickey and Alex Miller with 19 and 18 RBI, respectively.
FAU has relied upon Tatem Buckley (6-3) and Amanda Wilson (8-6) over the past month. Buckley has a 1.92 ERA with 46 strikeouts in 69.1 innings. A total of 40 strikeouts over 93.2 frames of work has been tallied by Wilson, who holds a 2.17 ERA.
Series History
FAU leads the all-time series with a 14-10 mark. The Knights have won five of the last six meetings, including a pair of matchups at the 2016 NCAA Gainesville Regional. The Owls hold a 5-3 record on their home field, but UCF has won the past two meetings in Boca Raton.
Next Up
The Knights conclude their road trip with a three-game set at Memphis. First pitch at the Tigers Softball Complex on Friday is set for 6 p.m. ET.

UCF returns home on April 13 for a nationally televised contest against South Florida at 6 p.m. on ESPNU. 

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