After being shut out three straight gams by nationally ranked opposition, the University of Central Arkansas softball team revived Friday night with an 18-3 thumping of outmanned Alabama State in the opener of the UCA Invitational at Farris Field.
UCA (4-8) had 14 hits, six walks, and six hit batsmen to take down the Hornets 18-3.
Sam Forrest and Briana Whisenhunt were both 3-for-3.
Kylee Studioso (2-2) picked up the complete win for Central Arkansas, throwing five innings. She allowed three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out 11 Hornets.
Central Arkansas returns to action at 3:45 p.m. Saturday against Drexel, in one of five games scheduled to take place at Farris Field.