March 29, 2005
Lindsay Enders blasted a grand slam over the left field fence in the bottom of the first inning to give UCF a 4-0 lead over Florida Atlantic. The Golden Knights went on the win game one 4-1 but lost game two, 3-2.
After UCF split with Florida Atlantic, the Golden Knights record went to 29-19-1 on the season and 2-2 in the Atlantic Sun, while the Owls have a 21-25 mark on the season and 2-2 in the A-Sun.
Enders was 2-for-6 at the plate with the grand slam, a single, four RBI and one run, while also earning the win in the circle for the Knights in game one, improving her pitching record to 13-10. Jania Shinhoster was 3-for-7 at the dish with a two-run home run, two singles, two RBI and one run. Kelly McIntyre picked up the loss in game two, dropping her record to 11-4 on the season.
UCF took the early lead in the bottom of the first when Enders hit a grand slam, her first home run of the season, over the left field fence giving the Knights a 4-0 lead.
Florida Atlantic's only run came in the top of the third when Jessica Braggins doubled to left field plating Pam Mazzarella from second.
Meghan Doonan (8-9) was credited with the loss in game one for the Owls.
In game two, Florida Atlantic jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth when Jenn Piazza doubled to center field, scoring Danielle Arriaga from first. Piazza then scored on a double to right center by Jennifer Cavanaugh. Jenna Lopez ripped a triple to right center, scoring Cavanaugh from second.
Shinhoster knocked a two-run home run over the left field fence in the bottom of the fifth, bringing the Golden Knights to within one of the Owls.
At the end of game two, Ashley Greene (4-6) had earned the win for Florida Atlantic.
Piazza was 3-for-6 at the plate for the Owls, while Lopez, Mazzarella, Cavanaugh and Lauren Crandall were all 2-for-6.
The Golden Knights totaled 10 hits for the two games, including the three by Shinhoster and the two by Enders.
UCF returns to action on Saturday, April 2 when they host the Belmont Bruins at the UCF Softball Complex with the first pitched slated for 2 p.m. Admission is free to all Golden Knights' softball games.