Softball travels to Central Florida on Wednesday

March 18, 2008

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After six consecutive home games, the JU softball team will be back on the road as they travel to Orlando, Fla. on Wednesday to take on the Central Florida Knights at 5 p.m. at the UCF Softball Complex. The Dolphins (13-21) went 1-3 over the weekend as they opened their 2008 Atlantic Sun Conference schedule. The Dolphins split their series with Mercer on March 14, before dropping both games against Lipscomb on March 15.

Scouting the Knights

Renee Luers-Gillispie enters her seventh season at the helm of Central Florida, and has the Knights (20-14) off to a hot start.

The Knights are led by All-America and conference "Pitcher of the Year" candidate Allison Kime (10-7), who has recorded 125 K in 126.1 innings and holds a stellar 1.05 ERA.

Freshman shortstop Tiffany Lane was recently named Conference USA "hitter of the week" after she helped the Knights to a 5-2 record over the week.

A-Sun Schedule

The Dolphins opened up their A-Sun schedule on March 14, splitting a series with Mercer.

The Dolphins dropped game one, 2-1, to Mercer before rebounding to win game two, 6-4.

Sophomore catcher blasted the Dolphins' second home run of the season to record their only run in the first game, while freshman shortstop Katie Kelly drove in three RBI in game two.

Senior designated player Patricia Melo drove in two runs while senior pitcher Shannon Jensen (6-7) picked up the win after replacing freshman pitcher Jackie Samuels.

The Dolphins dropped two games to Lipscomb on March 15, 4-3 and 4-0.

Kelly went 4-for-4 in game one with an RBI, while senior first baseman Sara Gordon and Mora also had one RBI each.