On Saturday April 9th edition of SportstalkFlorida Insiders Show that aired on Sportstalk 1080am Orlando. Eric Lopez talked to former UCF Softball great, Allison Kime about broadcasting UCF -Tulsa for the American Conference Broadcast on the American Digital Network. Kime also talked about the following :
- Keys to UCF Win over Tulsa on Friday and the rest of the series.
- What it was like being in booth for broadcast of UCF-Tulsa.
- Kime’s thoughts on 2016 edition of UCF Softball.
- Kime thoughts on Shelby Turnier prospects at the Pro Level in the NPF.
- What Kime-Trela up to post Softball career.
This past Friday, Allison was in the UCF press box working as color commentator with Bernie Guenther when Turnier tied Kime for 2nd place with 71 career wins. Turnier would pass Kime on Saturday coming in relief to help UCF win 4-1 over Tulsa. UCF would go on to sweep Tulsa. It was the first time Tulsa had been swept in conference series since 2008 when UCF did it led by Kime who pick up 3 wins in that series.
Allison still holds 16 school records including career ERA (1.20), career shutouts (34) and most strkeouts in a game with 18 at Florida State in 2007. Kime helped UCF Win C-USA Tournament Championship in 2008 with a 4-2 win over No 9 Houston. The following week Kime led the Knights to NCAA Tournament Regional Final in Gainesville coming within 1 win away from Super Regional. Kime defeated South Florida in that regional with her bat with a 2 out 2 strike 2 RBI triple in the 6th inning to give the Knights a come from behind 3-2 win over USF. Kime would knock off No 1 rank Florida ending Gators 37 game long winning streak and 41 in a row in Gainesville with a 1-0 win in 8 innings. Kime not only threw 8 shutout innings but drove in the game winning run with walk off hit in Bottom of 8th. Kime is only UCF Softball pitcher to beat Florida, Florida State and South Florida in her career.
Kime would go on to pitch 2 seasons in the NPF with the Rockford Thunder. In 2008 Kime got to play with the first UCF Softball player ever to play in the NPF as former UCF Softball great Stephanie Best asked to be traded to the Thunder so Best would have a chance to play with Kime.
“She helped me adjust to the league tremendously, gave me tons of advice with hitters and how to be successful in the league,” Kime said about playing with Best. “Without her help I don’t know if I would have played a second year in league,” Kime said. “She was a great teammate and friend.”
In her 2nd and final season, Kime who was part of the 1-2 pitching punch with Cat Osterman won the NPF Championship over the USSSA Pride and Kime’s former teammate at UCF in Breanne Javier. Kime joined Best as UCF Softball players to win NPF Championship as Best did it with Monica Abbott and the Washington Glory in 2007.
Thursday night April 14th, Shelby Turnier is expected to become the third UCF Knight Softball player to be drafted in the NPF. Turnier and other Knight players hope to join these former UCF Softball Players that played in the NPF.
–Stephanie Best (2005-2008,2010) with New England Riptide, Connecticut Braketettes Washington Glory, Rockford Thunder, and USSSA Pride – Drafted in 2005.
–Allison Kime (2008-2009) with Rockford Thunder. Signed as Free Agent
–Breanne Javier (2009) with USSSA Pride. Signed as Free Agent
-UCF Softball Head Coach Renee Luers Gillispie was on USSSA Pride coaching staff in 2010 winning NPF Championship in 2010.
UCF holds its Hall of Fame every other year. One thing is for sure is in 2018 or 2019 whichever year UCF decides to hold Hall of Fame Ceremonies, Kime should join Best in another unique achivement as Kime will likely become the 2nd UCF Softball player to be inducted into UCF Hall of Fame joining Best who was inducted last year.
UCF Softball Pitching Records as of 4-13-16
ERA– 1-Kime 1.20, 2-Dottie Cupp 1.49, 3- Mackenzie Audas 1.65, 4- Shelby Turnier 1.66
Career Shutouts– 1- Kime 34, 2-Audas 29, 3-Turnier 21.
ERA in Season– T-1-Kime 0.87 (2007), Turnier 0.87 (2015), 3- Audas 0.95 (2015)
Wins in Season – 1-Kime 34 (2008) , T-2- Lindsay Enders 26 (2005), Cupp 26 (2002), 4-Turnier 25, (2015), 5- Audas 24(2015)
Shutouts in Season– 1-Kime 15 (2007), 2- Kime 14 (2008), Cupp 13 (2012), Turnier/Audas 10(2015)
Lowest Opponent Batting Average Against– 1- Kime .183, T-2- Audas .185, Turnier .185
Strikeouts in Season – 1- Kime 359 (2008), 2 -Audas 279 (2012),3- Turnier 268 (2015), 4-Kime 266 (2007), 5- Audas 257 (2015)
Career No Hitters– 1- Audas 5, 2 –Kime 4, 3- Turnier 3.
Strikeouts in Game – 1- Kime 18 at FSU (2007), 2- Audas 17 vs Utep (2013) 3- Turnier 16 vs Bowling Green(2014). * Kime was in 12 innings, Audas in 11 ip, Turnier in 7ip.
Wins Career – 1- Audas 78, 2-Turnier 72, 3- Kime 71
Games Appearance– 1- Audas 150, 2- Kime 126, 3- Turnier 125
Games Started – 1- Audas 125, 2- Kime 107, 3- Turnier 100
Strikeouts in Career– 1- Audas 975, 2- Kime 847, 3- Turnier 758
– Allison Kime Previews UCF in 2010 CUSA Tournament for UCFSports.com and on the UCF Softball pregame show from May 13,2010. Kime talked about broadcasting for Bright House Sports Network telecast of UCF hosting Florida that year. Kime also talked about UCF Softball chances at CUSA Tournament in 2010, reflected on UCF winning CUSA Title in 2008 , her rivalry with Angel Shamblin, Her career and more.
- Allison Kime winning NPF Title for UCFSports.com in 2009
- Allison Kime vs Breanne Javier in NPF from UCFSports.com
- UCFSports.com on Stephanie Best career from 2010
- Allison Kime ranks 5th at All-Time UCF Athletes of CUSA ERA from SportstalkFlorida.com in 2013.
- Stephanie Best on Going Into UCF Hall of Fame from SportstalkFlorida in 2015