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#24 Amanda Knowles
  • Senior, 5-7, R/R
  • Pitcher
  • Cooper City, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Criminology

Career Honors: SEC Honor Roll (2004)

Career Highlights: Combined with Brittani Houghton for the first no-hitter by two UF freshmen in the opening game of the 2002 season Led the Florida pitchers as a freshman in 2002 with a 2.40 ERA, a .214 opponent batting average and 105 strikeouts in 113.2 innings.

As a Junior (2004): Finished the season with a 4.20 ERA and a 3-3 record in 15 appearances with 28.1 innings pitched ... First start was a five inning, win over Appalachian State in which she gave up only one hit and no runs, while striking out eight ... Earned her first save of the season with .2 innings of work against Arkansas on Feb. 7 ... Earned second win with a 1-0 decision over Indiana in the Houston Tournament ... Did not give up her first earned run until the Centenary loss on Feb. 22 ... Made an appearance in all three games of the Georgia series.

As a Sophomore (2003): Bothered by injuries Earned a 2-1 record in nine appearances with 25 innings pitched Made 2003 debut on the mound, starting at UCF in the second game, hurling 4.0 innings with one strikeout and just one hit ... Started in the tournament opener of the Getterman Classic hosted by Baylor (Texas), throwing 3.1 innings with six strikeouts ... Pitched a complete-game (7.0 IP) against Illinois-Chicago Feb. 8 during the 2003 GRU Classic, adding four strikeouts while limiting the Flames to just three hits ... Closed out the second game of the series at No. 8 Georgia, providing one inning of work in the win ... Started on the mound against Tennessee April 18, providing two innings of work with two strikeouts, with two hits ... pitched the final two innings and gave up no runs in the 7-3 loss to Mississippi State.

As a Freshman (2002): Pitcher who led the team in wins (12), earned run average (2.40) and strikeouts (105) Battled an injury to her index finger all season which affected the grips on some of her pitches Started season 5-0 with 1.01 ERA and two saves Struck out a batter in all but two of 30 appearances this season Appeared in nine games without allowing a run Started on opening day against North Caroling Feb. 8 and pitched four innings allowing no hits and striking out six in 10-0 Florida win Struck out 10 in two separate games this season (Feb.15 vs. UT Chattanooga and April 10 vs. South Florida Has held Florida's opponents to .214 batting average for the lowest on the team Pitched seven innings allowing only four hits and striking out eight for the win against Florida State April 17 Pitched eight innings in shutting out South Carolina in game 1 win April 20 Was the only Florida pitcher to finish the season with a winning record at 12-10.

High School: A graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Coached by Briam Baucom Holds the record for most wins earned first-team all-state honors in 2000 2000 and 2001 team MVP Team won their district championships all four years of her career Reached the Florida State Softball Final Four one year 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald all-county team Second team all-state in 1999 Was a member of Jack and Jill and Friends of St. Francis Summer team was the Palm Beach Lady Gators coached by Gary Fitzpatrick 2000 Pony National Champions 1998 ISA MVP 1999 ISA Winter National MVP


Knowles Career Bests
PO - 2 vs. Georgia, 4/3/04
A - 2, four times, last vs. Arkansas, 3/22/03
IP - 8.0 vs. South Carolina, 4/20/02
H - 1, two times; last vs. Appalachiuan State, 2/6/04*
R - 0, five times; last vs. Indiana, 2/20/04*
ER - 0, seven times; last vs. Indiana, 2/20/04*
SO - 10, two times; last at South Florida, 4/10/02
BB - 5, vs. Illinois-Chicago, 2/8/03
*- must have pitched five or more innings

Knowles Career Stats
Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER
2002 2.40 12-10 30 23 5 3/3 2 113.2 88 49 39
2003 2.24 2-1 9 7 1 0/2 0 25.0 25 14 8
2004 4.20 3-3 15 4 0 0/3 3 28.1 29 18 17
TOTAL 2.68 17-14 54 34 6 3/8 5 167.0 142 81 64
Year BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA
2002 51 105 13 3 11 476 .214 11 4 0 9
2003 16 17 2 1 2 110 .272 3 0 0 2
2004 11 26 3 1 5 123 .274 1 3 2 1
TOTAL 78 148 18 5 18 709 .233 15 7 2 12
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