GRACE THROWS A NO-HITTER!!!!! pic.twitter.com/rw6DDll30c— UCF Softball (@UCF_Softball) March 17, 2023
Jewell is first UCF pitcher to throw a no-hitter against a Top 25 ranked team and a Pac-12 school.
UCF has three games left in Stillwater with 2 games against No. 2 Oklahoma State and one more against the Sun Devils. Jewell’s performance continues a positive trend for the junior herself and the Knights’ pitching overall, as we saw in the team’s recent seven-game home stand.
UCF Goes 7-0 In Home stand
It was Home Sweet Home for UCF Softball as the Knights went 7-0 in 7 game home stand with wins over Toledo, Kennesaw State, North Dakota, and double header sweep over Rutgers on Tuesday. The Knights went back to the basics with quality pitching and scoring runs in various ways and not depend on the long ball.
Here is what we learn from 7 game win streak as we go around the bases.
1st- UCF Get Consistent Pitching
During the 7 game win streak, The Knights gave up just 8 runs with 3 shutouts. Two of them are from Jewell who threw 2 shutouts with win over Toledo on Friday and was 2 outs away from a No-Hitter against Rutgers.
Let's get a round of applause for Grace Jewell, who throws 6.1 innings of hitless ball! pic.twitter.com/rKzjqVBMB4— UCF Softball (@UCF_Softball) March 14, 2023
Jewell pitched 17 innings without giving up a run on 7 hits while striking out 9 and no walks.
Sarah Willis pick up 3 wins going 17 innings pitch just giving up 1 earned run and 9 hits while striking out 14 batters with only 4 walks.
2nd- Aubrey Evans Wins AAC Player of Week
Aubrey Evans was named AAC player of week on Monday.
Evans drove in 5 runs with 3 doubles in the Knights 11-5 win over Kennesaw State.
Aubrey's seeing a beach ball up there these days pic.twitter.com/S8tSEBbhdE— UCF Softball (@UCF_Softball) March 12, 2023
For the season. Evans has 9 doubles which ranks 12th in NCAA.
3B- Chloe Evans Is The Complete Package
Another strong week for Evans who was a double shy of hitting for the cycle in Saturday’s win over Toledo. Evans leads team in hitting (.344), Runs Batted In (25), Slugging Pct, (.644) and triples with her 4th triple coming on Tuesday night against Rutgers.
You can't stop Chloe Evans, you can only hope to contain her. pic.twitter.com/lVa14ryjne— UCF Softball (@UCF_Softball) March 15, 2023
Home- Jasmine Williams Sparked Offense at Lead-Off Spot
With Allyse Volpe out with injury. UCF been searching for a lead-off hitter. Since being inserted in lead-off spot on Friday.
Yes, this is a new highlight. ☺️ pic.twitter.com/3LPhFExn6t— UCF Softball (@UCF_Softball) March 11, 2023
Williams went 9/21 scoring 9 runs with 2 homers and fives runs batted in. Perhaps Williams may be spark they need at the top of order to set the tone for the offense.