Skoglund's game one gem set up walk-off thriller in game two.
2014 -Appeared in 26 games with seven starts in first season at UCF -Earned Second Team All-AAC honors -Played every role for the Knights on the mound; starter, closer, middle relief, long relief -Led UCF with a 1.36 ERA, which ranked third in The American, 11th in the nation, and the fourth best ERA in a season in school history -Finished the year 7-1 on the mound -Tied for the team-lead with five saves, which ranked sixth in the conference -Recorded a WHIP of 1.01 to rank 49th in the nation -Struck out 52 batters and walked just 14 in 79.1 innings -Opponents hit .230 against, and he allowed just three doubles on the season -Had 10 outings of three or more strikeouts -Went five innings, allowing one run in first start at Florida (2/18) -Earned first win in 3.1 shutout innings of relief at Jacksonville (2/25) -First save came in one perfect inning of relief vs. Cincinnati (3/22) -Pitched four shutout innings, allowing just one hit in start vs. Cincinnati (3/23) -Came out of the bullpen in the first inning to earn the win at FAU (5/7) in 5.1 innings -Struck out three in 2.1 innings of hitless relief at Florida State (5/13) -Started The American Championship opener, throwing his first complete game, allowing one run on five hits and five strikeouts in win vs. UConn (5/21)
Prior to UCF -Spent two years at Cochise College under the tutelage of Todd Inglehart -As a sophomore, Cochise had its most successful season in school history, 52-19, and finished in third place at the NJCAA College World Series while earning a No. 2 national ranking by Perfect Game -Earned Third-Team All-American honors after posting the lowest ERA in school history at 1.29 -Finished sophomore season with an 11-0 record and five complete games -Graduated from Ironwood High School in 2011 and was coached by Mike Holder -A four-year letterwinner in baseball, also played quarterback in football
Personal -Born in Glendale, Ariz. -Son of Eddie and Lisa Rodgers -Has two brothers, Cody and Aaron, and one sister, Kristin -Major is Sport and Exercise Science