Wednesday, February 15, 2017

UCF Knights escape Pereira, FAMU, 2-1

The FAMU women’s softball team dropped a 2-1 heartbreaker to host the University of Central Florida in the UCF Softball Invitational Saturday night.

The game was a rematch from Friday, which also went to UCF, 10-2 in six inning, but this time though, the FAMU Women were determined to force a different outcome.

FAMU (0-4) got on top in the top of the first, when speedy senior outfielder Tashayla Irvis reached on an error, eventually scoring from third on Miesha McBride’s sacrifice fly to center field for a 1-0 lead.

UCF (2-2) was facing FAMU’s ace, senior Kenya Pereira (0-2), and the Kissimmee native was sharp, allowing two runs on just three hits, fanning four while walking just one.

The Knights tied the game in the bottom of the second on Cassady Brewer’s RBI double, which scored Tamesha Glover. Brewer later scored what would be the winning run from third, on a Pereira wild pitch.

FAMU outhit the Knights, 5-3, led by freshman Jamesia Stoudemire with two hits. Toni Anderson, Amber Fullwood and Irvis each had singles.

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