April 13, 2005
ORLANDO - Senior left fielder Dee Brown blasted his second grand slam of the season and drove in six runs to propel No. 26 UCF past Bethune-Cookman 18-2 Wednesday evening at Jay Bergman Field. Brown was 3-for-3 with six RBI to move into sole possession of fourth place in both UCF history and the A-Sun record books in career RBI with 204.
The win improved UCF to 32-8 on the season while Bethune-Cookman dropped to 15-23. The Golden Knights are second in the NCAA in victories, behind only Florida State.
UCF tied a school record with 16 walks, equaling the single-game record set March 10, 1984 in a 12-5 victory over Pennsylvania.
For the second straight game, UCF scored early and often as the Golden Knights ripped off six runs over the first two innings.
After failing to score in the third and fourth, UCF put the game away with 12 runs over the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to put the game away.
Eight different Golden Knights recorded hits, led by Brown's three and a 3-for-5 performance by Drew Butera. Butera scored four runs on the night while John-Michael Howell was 2-for-5 with three RBI and Matt LaFleur drove in three runs off the bench.
UCF starter Taylor Cobb moved to 3-0 on the season with 6.0 innings of work. The Jacksonville native allowed one run on four hits with four strikeouts.
The Golden Knights travel to Nashville, Tenn. this weekend for a three-game series at Belmont. The series begins Friday at 3 p.m. in Nashville.