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Eric Skoglund

Eric Skoglund

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sarasota, Fla.

High School:
Sarasota

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 200

Position:
LHP

B/T:
L/L

06/06/2014

Eric Skoglund Drafted in Third Round by Royals

The left-hander is the 19th UCF player to be drafted under Terry Rooney

05/30/2014

Skoglund Named Semifinalist for Gregg Olson Award

The UCF junior is one of 36 in the running for breakout player of the year

05/20/2014

Nine Knights Honored by The American With Postseason Accolades

Eric Skoglund named Pitcher of the Year; Terry Rooney named Coach of the Year

05/13/2014

Eric Skoglund Named to Gregg Olson Award Watch List

The Junior is one of 80 players up for Breakout Player of the Year

05/09/2014

Skoglund Fans 11 in 10-0 Win Over Presbyterian

Junior Eric Skoglund pitched eight innings of shutout baseball to earn ninth win

2014
-Appeared in 15 games with 15 starts in junior season
-Named American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year
-Also a unanimous selection to the All-AAC First Team as a starting pitcher
-Selected in the third round (92nd overall) of the MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals
-Was a semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award for Breakout Player of the Year in collegiate baseball
-Earned The American Pitcher of the Week honors a conference-best four times
-Led the Knights, ranked second in The American, and was 46th in the nation with 94 strikeouts
-Finished the year with a 9-3 record and the nine wins were second most in the league (48th in NCAA)
-Also led The American with 110.0 innings pitched, and ranked seventh in both opponents average (.216) and ERA (2.54)
-Pitched three complete games on the season
-Tossed 6.0 innings with four strikeouts and allowed just one run vs. Sienna (2/14)
-Struck out five in 8.0 innings against Ohio State (2/21)
-Threw for 6.1 innings with eight strikeouts vs. Central Michigan (3/7)
-Allowed just three hits with no runs in complete game with 11 strikeouts vs. Central Connecticut (3/14)
-Pitched second straight complete game with eight strikeouts and just one run vs. Cincinnati (3/21)
-Had eight strikeouts while allowing just five hits in eight innings of shutout baseball at USF (4/4)
-Gave up just one run and struck out seven in complete game vs. Rutgers (4/25)
-Struck out 11 batters, allowed just three hits and gave up no runs in eight innings vs. Presbyterian (5/9)

2013

-Appeared in 14 games with 10 starts for the Knights, totaling 56.2 innings and a 1-4 record
-Struck out five in 6.0 innings vs. North Florida (3/5)
-Allowed two runs on five hits with two strikeouts in 5.1 innings against Florida A&M (3/13)
-Dominated Columbia (3/18) in 8.0 innings to earn his first victory of the season, allowing no runs on three hits
-Tossed 5.1 innings and allowed two runs on five hits at Florida (4/2)
-Pitched three scoreless frames in a midweek start against Bethune-Cookman (5/8)
-Got the nod at Florida Atlantic (5/14) and went 6.0 innings while allowing four runs with three strikeouts
-Recorded 1.2 scoreless frames of relief in the Conference USA Championship against Memphis (5/22)

2012

-Recognized as a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American after compiling a 5-3 record in eight starts and 17 appearances
-Also named to the All-Conference USA Freshman Team while ending the season with a 3.21 ERA in 47 2/3 innings while striking out 45 batters
-Made his collegiate debut against LIU Brooklyn (2/18), allowing no runs on one hit in two innings of work
-Did not allow a hit and struck out two in 2 2/3 innings against Boston College (2/25)
-Earned his first career victory over USF (2/28), striking out seven in 3 2/3 innings of scoreless ball
-Recorded the victory in his first collegiate start, throwing five innings and allowing only one earned run against Siena (3/4)
-Dominated Harvard (3/17) for five innings, with seven strikeouts and the victory
-Picked up the win at Miami (4/4), tossing two shutout innings
-Struck out three and allowed one run in two innings of relief vs. UAB (4/8)
-Grabbed the victory against FAU (4/17), going five innings with seven strikeouts
-Tossed three innings of relief at Marshall (5/11), allowing no runs on two hits

Prior to UCF

-Played for head coach Clyde Metcalf at Sarasota High School, earning two letters as a pitcher
-Drafted in the 16th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011
-Earned invitation to 2010 East Coast Pro Showcase
-Was a Rawlings/Perfect Game 2010 All-American/High Honorable Mention
-Earned invitation to 2010 Diamond Club Showcase
-Posted a 3.00 ERA in 40 innings pitched as a senior
-In his junior campaign, was 4-0 on the mound with a 0.66 ERA in 34 innings of work
-His 0.66 ERA was the lowest in the country in 2010 and was the fourth lowest mark in SHS program history
-In 2011, SHS won the 6A District Championship
-Helped his squad to a 18-0 start in 2010, which was the best start in the country

Personal

-Born in Sarasota, Fla.
-Son of Len and Cindi Skoglund
-Has two brothers, Jordan and Justin
-Major is interdisciplinary studies

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