Striking A Match

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - Alea White recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts against UTSA in game one of the double header and worked a strikeout in game two for 11 total K's for the sophomore and The American conference back-to-back Player of the Week.

The Knights dropped both games on Wednesday to move to 17-11 after falling to UTSA, 2-0, followed by a loss to Georgia Southern, 7-1.

Jazmine Esparza went 3-for-6 on the day with a double, while Aubrey Johnson snagged three hits and scored a run.

Game One
UTSA struck first scoring two runs off a double and a single to go up 2-0 on the Knights, and that would be the last from the Roadrunners.

Denali Schappacher led off the first with a bunt single and Greenwell moved her over, but the Roadrunner defense ended the threat after back-to-back outs.

With two outs, the Knights rallied in the fourth inning and loaded the bases after a pair of singles and a walk, but their offensive spark came to an end after a fly out to left field.

The Roadrunners tried to answer in the top of the fifth loading the bases after two singles and a walk, but the Knights' defense shut down UTSA to get out of the inning with no damage.

The Knights collected two more hits, but they ran out of time as UTSA took the win.

White threw the complete game striking out 10 Roadrunners but takes the loss to move to 12-7 on the season.

Game Two
The Eagles strung together three hits to go up 1-0 early on the Knights in the first inning and tacked on three more runs in the second on five hits to extend their lead to 4-0.

UCF gained ground in the fourth when Johnson doubled to left field and Esparza singled through the left side to move Johnson to third. With runners on the corner, Kyra Klarkowski executed a squeeze play perfectly to score Johnson and move Esparza to third. The Knights loaded the bases after Klarkowski stole second and Alyssa Oakes drew a walk, but after a pair of plays at home and a ground ball to third, the Knights' rally came to an end.

The Eagles added a run each in the fifth and sixth innings to bring the final to 7-1 in favor of Georgia Southern.

Kamryn Toney received the start in the circle and will record the loss to move to 2-3 on the season.

Cierra Word threw 2.2 innings giving up two runs on five hits and White followed with an appearance for 2.1 innings allowing three hits and adding another strikeout to her resume.

The Knights have a bye-weekend as they prepare for a double header with Princeton on Wednesday, March 21 with game times at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. before opening up conference play with Tulsa on Friday, March 23. Both games will live stats and a live stream via

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