Jan. 29, 2005
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -
The UCF softball team opened the 2005 season splitting a doubleheader at Bethune-Cookman Saturday. The Golden Knights took game one 3-2 before dropping a 5-3 decision in the second game.
The Wildcats got on the board in the first inning of game one. Center fielder Capree Williams drew a lead-off walk, and came around to score on a bloop single by catcher Andrea Thomas putting BCC up 1-0.
UCF hurler Lindsay Enders regrouped retiring the next 10 batters she faced.
The Golden Knights broke through platting two runs in the fourth inning. UCF started the frame with back-to-back hits from leftfielder Kacie Feaster and designated player Bryttani Lindheim.
Feaster scored on a RBI single by second basemen Crystle Krafft, while Lindheim's run gave UCF a 2-1 advantage on a RBI double by Enders.
UCF stretched the lead to 3-1 on a solo shot by Krafft to start the sixth inning.
BCC charged back in the bottom of the seventh as second baseman Tiffany Bowser reached base on a single and then stole second.
Leftfielder Melanie Johnson reached on an infield single that allowed Bowser to move over to third base. Johnson stole second, and the Wildcats made it 3-2 as Bowser scored on the throw to second base.
The Wildcats had the tying run just sixty feet away, but Enders shut the door striking out the last batter.
Enders picked up with the win with a complete game, giving up only four hits while mowing down seven hitters.
Game two started with a bang when shortstop Stephanie Best blasted a two-run homer over the left field fence to give the Knights a quick 2-0 lead.
BCC responded with two runs in the second inning. Bowser reached on an error, and moved to second on a single by first basemen Sarde Stewart. After a sacrifice bunt to move the runners to second and third, the Wildcats worked the suicide squeeze to perfection beating the throw to the plate.
A RBI single by Williams evened the score at two before UCF starter Jennifer Tomasetti was able to get out of the inning.
The Golden Knights regained a 3-2 lead in the third inning on a RBI double by Best scoring rightfielder Amber Lamb.
Once again BCC had an answer tying the game at three in the fifth capitalizing on an inning-opening triple by third baseman Shaterra Davis. Davis came across on a ground-out by Bowser.
BCC went out in front 5-3 in the next inning on a two-out, two RBI single by Davis.
UCF returns to the diamond on Friday afternoon against no.13 Tennessee at the Clearwater Invitational. The Golden Knights and Lady Volunteers hooked up earlier in the month in an exhibition game UT won 6-0.