UCF softball v. Toledo CJ

Junior Jazmine Esparza (7) steps up to bat as senior Cassady Brewer (21) prepares to run home. The Knights beat Toledo 2-1 in a tiebreaker during Friday's game at the UCF Softball Complex. 

The UCF softball team came up short against No. 1 Florida State on Sunday afternoon, falling by a score of 2-1.

The Knights and the defending national champion Seminoles played in front of an announced crowd of 1,161 at the UCF Softball Complex. It was UCF's second-largest crowd in program history, according to UCF Athletics.

The Seminoles scored their two runs in the top of the seventh inning.

UCF cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the seventh when junior infielder Jazmine Esparza’s single allowed sophomore outfielder Denali Schappacher to score.

However, the Knights' comeback attempt fell short, allowing the Seminoles to hold on for the narrow victory. 

UCF junior pitcher Alea White finished with seven strikeouts in a complete game effort. It was her ninth complete game of the season.

The Knights outhit the Seminoles 9-8 in the game.

UCF will look to bounce back Monday in another matchup with Florida State at the UCF Softball Complex. First pitch set for 6 p.m.

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