For the first time in program history, the UCF softball team claimed a regular season and tournament title Saturday afternoon, topping Tulsa 1-0.
A 16-2 record in conference play earned UCF a regular season title and a shot at the AAC Semi-finals and Championship this Friday and Saturday, respectively.
The Black and Gold passed the first round of the tournament and moved on to face USF Friday night, where they held the Bulls to 3-1 by the game’s end. A bases loaded, two-out inning set the scene for junior Jessica Ujvari as she approached the plate. A single to left field from Ujvari brought in two runs, giving the Knights the 3-1 victory against USF.
Saturday afternoon’s walk-off home run from junior Samantha McClowsky has the crowd cheering and on their feet. A hit towards far left field sealed the win for the Knights as they cleared the final round. Following the run, McClowsky was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
UCF softball makes their first title claim in seven years, and earns an automatic bid for the NCAA Tournament.
The NCAA Selection show, to be televised on ESPNU, will be the center of a watch party hosted by UCF Softball. The watch party will take place at Bar Louie and begin at 9 p.m. ET, just before the Selection show premiers at 10 p.m. ET.