Conference: American Athletic Conference
Location: Orlando, Fla.
Head Coach: Cindy Ball (1st Season, 0-0, 98-115/4 years)
Stadium (Capacity): UCF Softball Complex (600)
Colors: Black and Gold
2018 Overall Record: 34-22
2018 Conference Record (Finish): 12-9 (3rd)
2018 Postseason: AAC Tournament
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The Knights were outhit by opponents last year (.264 to .257), but solid pitching in the shape of a 2.55 staff ERA helped make up the difference. Alea White was strong in the circle as a sophomore, going 25-15 with a 2.34 ERA and 175 Ks in 266.2 innings. The team’s two leading hitters from last season are also back – Denali Schappacher hit .340 and scored 30 runs, while Cassady Brewer hit .338 with an on-base percentage of .491. This is an interesting moment for the program; Renee Luers-Gillispie coached the team from its start in 2000, but is leaving after 18 years to run the show at Iowa. The new head coach is Cindy Ball, who led the way at Boise State the past four years.