Good Lifts UCF Past Houston at C-USA Championship

GO KNIGHTS Jaager Good earned the win for the Knights against Houston on Thursday.
Jaager Good earned the win for the Knights against Houston on Thursday.

May 24, 2007

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GREENVILLE, N.C. ( - Junior Jaager Good (Atlanta, Ga./Riverwood) threw seven innings of shutout ball and the UCF baseball team scored the game's lone run in the sixth as the Knights topped Houston, 1-0, in an elimination game at the Conference USA Championship at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Thursday morning. The Knights (27-31) are seeded eighth at the event and will face the loser of the No. 1 Rice/No. 5 Memphis game on Friday at 3 p.m.

The Knights grabbed the lead in the sixth when senior Matt Horwath (Lake Mary, Fla./Lake Mary) scored on a ground out by sophomore Kiko Vazquez (Sebring, Fla./Sebring). Good was impressive, allowing just four hits and three walks while striking out nine Cougars (28-28).

"We got a great performance from Jaager. He gave us a great effort out there," said UCF head coach Jay Bergman. "The guys knew they had to win and they responded well."

No. 4 Houston threatened in the ninth when Bryan Tully doubled to start the inning off of senior Brian Brooks (Oviedo, Fla./Oviedo). Brooks was replaced by sophomore Justin Weiss (Miami, Fla./Killian), who retired the final three batters for his ninth save of the year.



The contest served as the first 1-0 game in C-USA Championship history.

Good got out of a jam in the fifth. With the bases loaded with two outs, the Cougars' Felix Fanaselle popped up in foul territory to end the inning.

UCF junior Tyson Auer (Longwood, Fla./Lake Mary) and sophomore Eric Kallstrom (South West Ranches, Fla./Cypress Bay) both totaled a pair of hits.

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Game Notes
WP: Jaager Good (5-5), 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K
LP: Wes Musick (6-5), 8.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
SV: Justin Weiss (9), 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- The victory served as the Knights first conference championship win since May 27, 2005, when they topped Troy (5-1) at the Atlantic Sun Championship in DeLand, Fla.
- The game was UCF's first shutout win of the year.
- Tyson Auer stole a pair of bases versus Houston, giving him a team-high 25 for the year.
- UCF and the Cougars were meeting at a neutral site for the first time since 1990. That year, the squads met for a pair of games at the Olive Garden Classic in Kissimmee, Fla.

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