Baseball Continues Homestand against Bethune-Cookman


March 25, 2014

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The UCF baseball team was unable to earn its 74th victory in the all-time series with Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday night from Jackie Robinson Ballpark as the Wildcats won, 5-2. The Knights (6-6) will look to bounce back Wednesday when they return home to take on Michigan at 6:30 p.m.

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By Andrew Jennette
UCFKnights.com

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – Riding a four-game winning streak, the UCF baseball team will continue its seven-game homestand on Wednesday at the baseball complex when it battles in-state rival Bethune-Cookman. Wednesday night's matchup with the Wildcats will serve as the second "Dollar Dog Knight" of 2014. Fans in attendance can enjoy $1 hot dogs all game long.

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To purchase individual game tickets for Wednesday’s showdown click here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/1208324?brand=ucf. All the action can be seen and heard on UCF All-Access. Bryan Levine will be on the call with pregame beginning at 6:15 p.m.

The Wildcats come into the contest with a 13-12 record after dropping two-of-three at home to Central Connecticut State last weekend. BC-U did win this season’s previous matchup, 5-2, against UCF on March 4.

On the mound for the Knights (13-12, 3-0 The American) will be sophomore RHP Tyler Martin (0-2, 1.04 ERA). The Jacksonville native will make his second midweek start and eighth appearance overall. He will be opposed by freshman LHP Riley O’Brien who has yet to record a decision in seven relief appearances.

In the series sweep last weekend over Cincinnati, junior Sam Tolleson was named the American Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week after hitting .571 (8-for-14) on the week by recording hits in all four UCF victories, including two three-hit games to raise his batting average 67 points to a .344 clip, which ranks sixth in the league. The junior slugged 1.000 for the week, striking three doubles and a home run, scoring six runs along and driving in a pair.

Tolleson (two) joined teammate Tommy Williams (six) as the only Knights to hit multiple home runs this season.

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• This is the 90th all-time meeting between UCF and Bethune-Cookman in baseball #OldRivals

• Wednesday’s contest also marks the second “Dollar Dog Knight” of 2014 as fan can enjoy $1 hot dogs all evening #NomNomNom

• UCF is riding a season-high, four-game winning streak and has won six of its last seven games #StartingToComeTogether

Eric Skoglund was named The American Pitcher of the Week for the 2nd-straight week after tossing a two-hitter against Cincy #FridayAce

• DH Sam Tolleson hit .571 last week was named “Beast of the Week” and American Hitter of the Week for his efforts #SteppingUp

• SS Tommy Williams currently leads The American with six home runs #PowerSurge

• After sweeping Cincinnati last weekend, UCF also swept the weekly league awards for the first time since 2004 #Brooms

• RHP Jarrod Petree has rebounded from Tommy John and has spun six-consecutive scoreless outings #DontCallItAComeback

• OF Erik Barber leads the team with 24 RBIs after recording just 9 RBIs the first two years of his career #ComingIntoHisOwn

• Freshman Trent Thompson leads the team with 13 appearances and two saves #ClosingTime

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