Eric Skoglund

Eric Skoglund


Sarasota, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 200




Eric Skoglund Drafted in Third Round by Royals

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


Skoglund Named Semifinalist for Gregg Olson Award

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


Nine Knights Honored by The American With Postseason Accolades

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


Eric Skoglund Named to Gregg Olson Award Watch List

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


Skoglund Fans 11 in 10-0 Win Over Presbyterian

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

-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)


-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)


-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


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


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