#24 UCF Softball completed the sweep of Furman with 9-0 win in 5 innings on Sunday to improve to 26-7 on the season and extending the win streak to 15 games.
Completed the sweep to earn our 15th straight win as we head into conference play @EricLopezELO takes you through how we got it done today! ⚔ #ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/L5KXJzvRDu— UCF Softball (@UCF_Softball) March 20, 2022
Lets Go Around the bases for recap of historic weekend.
1st - Jada Cody Joins “Best’’ Club
Jada Cody became the 2nd Knight in program history to drive in 50 runs in a single season with 3 run homer in bottom of 2nd on Sunday joining Stephanie Best who did it twice with 66 in 2003 and 60 in 2005. Cody leads the NCAA by 7 RBIs over Washington’s Baylee Klingler.
Cody is 7-for-11 this week with six of those being for extra bases, with a 1.545 slugging percentage and a 2.145 OPS. Cody drove 9 RBI over the team’s four games.
2nd- Gianna Mancha Throws 2nd No-Hitter
Gianna Mancha set the tone in series by throwing the program’s 19th no hitter and her 2nd overall on Saturday’s 8-0 win in 6 innings.
The 19th no-hitter in program history is secured on a run-rule double by Jada!— UCF Softball (@UCF_Softball) March 19, 2022
Gianna has tossed a no-hitter in back-to-back seasons! #ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/5jfcSEkb4N
Mancha is 4th Knight to throw 2 or more no-hitters in career joining Mackenzie Audas (5), Allison Kime (4) and Shelby Turnier (3).
On Sunday, Kama Woodall got the start in the circle and was dominant throughout. She allowed just one hit in four innings of work while striking out two. She earned her ninth victory of the season and improves to 9-1 on season.
During the Knights 15 game winning streak, Woodall has a 0.79 ERA.
3rd-Denali Schappacher Reaches 200 Hit Milestone
Denali Schappacher became the 10th Knight in program history to reach 200 hits in a career in the bottom of the 5th of game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader which the Knights won 8-4.
In vintage Schapp style!— UCF Softball (@UCF_Softball) March 19, 2022
Congrats on the milestone, Denali! #ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/bVONTZdEG0
Schappacher passed Amber Lamb for 9th place all-time in hits on Sunday with 2 more hits and is 4 behind Natalie Land for 8th place.
Home- UCF Dominating While Streaking
The Knights have now eight run-rule victories during their 15-game winning streak and have outscored opponents 132-31 over that span. As a team over that time, the Knights are hitting .373 while holding opponents to a .226 batting average while the pitching staff boasts a 1.88 ERA.
On Deck- AAC Conference Series Opener at USF
. @georgecorrick is doing something very special in the circle this season for @USFSoftball. #NCAASoftballhttps://t.co/kxR609LIaa— NCAA Softball (@NCAASoftball) March 17, 2022
The War On I-4 rivalry will write another chapter in Tampa as Knights and Bulls will open against each other. The headline is UCF’s offense led NCAA RBI leader Jada Cody going up South Florida’s star 2-time All-American pitcher Georgina Corrick who leads NCAA with 0.15 ERA with a 21-1 on season. The Knights beat Corrick twice last year in winning 4 of 5 meetings.
Corrick has only given up 3 earned runs in 141 innings pitched. The series starts on Friday at 4 p.m., followed by contests on Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. and 4 p.m. respectively which will air on ESPN plus.