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Erik Barber

Erik  Barber

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakeland, Fla.

High School:
Lakeland

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 194

Position:
OF

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

04/26/2014

Vasquez's Walk-Off Gives No. 22 Baseball Seventh-Straight Series Win

The junior drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the 11th.

04/25/2014

Skoglund Goes the Distance Again as No. 22 Baseball Tops Rutgers

The junior became the first Knight with three complete games in a season since 2005.

04/24/2014

Final Home Weekend in Conference Play Awaits No. 22 Baseball

The Knights are set to host a three-game series against Rutgers.

04/18/2014

Baseball Sweeps No. 9 Louisville in Thursday Doubleheader

Skoglund's game one gem set up walk-off thriller in game two.

Senior (2015)
-Started season with two hits and two RBI in game two vs. Siena (2/14)
-Added a pair of base knocks in game three vs. Siena (2/15)
-Blasted a two-run homer and added a double, while scoring three times in the victory over No. 15 Arkansas (2/20)
-Recorded a hit and three RBI along with a sac bun and sac fly to help lift UCF over No. 11 Maryland (2/21)
-Connected on second homer of the season in the eighth inning at South Alabama (2/22)

Junior (2014)
-Appeared in 58 games with 58 starts (46 RF, 10 LF, 2 DH)
-Earned Third Team All-AAC honors
-Hit .284 with a .399 on-base pct. and .452 slugging pct.
-Was second on the team with 13 doubles and led the squad with two triples
-Added 41 RBI, six home runs and six stolen bases
-Had 17 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI outings
-Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI on Opening Knight against Siena (2/14)
-Blasted two doubles, scored two runs and knocked in a pair vs. Siena (2/15)
-Went 1-for-1 with a double, two walks and four RBI vs. The Citadel (2/23)
-Drove in four runs in a 3-for-6 day against Florida State (3/11)
-Picked up a pair of doubles while going 2-for-4 vs. Cincinnati (3/22)
-Drove in three runs and scored two in AAC Tournament vs. Houston (5/23)

Sophomore (2013)
-Appeared in 32 games with 17 starts (9 LF, 4 CF, 4 DH)
-Hit .246 with six doubles, one homer and five RBI
-Recorded three multi-hit games and a hit in five-straight game
-Swiped a bag and notched a single for his first hit of the season vs. Texas Tech (2/23)
-As a pinch runner against Winthrop (3/1), swiped a bag and came around to score
-Grabbed a hit and walked against No. 24 Miami (3/6)
-As a pinch runner, scored the winning run in the 10th inning at UAB (3/24)
-Smashed first-career homer on a 2-2 pitch over the left-field fence in the first inning at Memphis (4/6)
-Added a hit, swiped a bag and scored a run at Memphis (4/7)
-Pinch-hit and hit a RBI double off the left-field fence in the win over Marshall (4/21)
-Recorded a 2-for-3 performance with an RBI to help ensure the sweep of No. 30 Houston (4/28)
-Went 3-for-5 at East Carolina (5/17) with an RBI and a pair of walks

Freshman (2012)
-Appeared in 13 games for the Knights and registered three starts (2 RF, 1 LF)
-In his first-collegiate plate appearance, notched a single vs. LIU Brooklyn (2/18)
-Recorded his first-career RBI with a pinch-hit single against FAMU (4/10)
-Was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk in his second-career start against Florida Atlantic (4/17)
-Had a pinch-hit RBI double against ECU (5/25) in the Conference USA Tournament
-Went 2-for-4 with a walk and run scored against Tulane (5/26), in a 6-2 C-USA Tournament win

Prior to UCF
-Played for head coach Bob Gendron at Lakeland High School, earning four letters as an outfielder
-Named LHS's Best Offensive Player in 2011
-Was an Honorable Mention selection for the All-Star Game as a junior
-In 2009, won the Junior Olympics with the All-American Prospects
-Earned Freshman of the Year and Most Improved Player awards as a rookie in 2008
-Also lettered one year on the football team under head coach Bill Castle

Personal
-Son of Kerry and Rhen Barber
-Has one sister, Angel
-Majoring in criminal justice

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