March 17, 2014
By Andrew Jennette
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - Looking for its second win of the season over a nationally ranked opponent, the UCF baseball team hits the road for the first time in two weeks on Tuesday in Coral Gables when it battles No. 25 Miami at 6 p.m. from Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park.
Tuesday night's in-state showdown can be heard on the airwaves in Central Florida on AM 740 The Game. Marc Daniels will be on the call with pregame beginning at 5:45 p.m.
The Hurricanes come into the contest with an 11-9 record after dropping two-of-three at Georgia Tech last weekend. Miami won the lone matchup, 5-0, against UCF in 2013.
On the mound for the Knights (9-12) will be junior RHP Tanner Olson (1-1, 4.30 ERA). The Ferndale, Wash., native will make his third-consecutive midweek start and sixth appearance overall. He will be opposed by freshman LHP Danny Garcia who has yet to record a decision in five appearances.
In the series victory last weekend over Central Connecticut, junior Tommy Williams was named to The American honor roll after hitting .368 (7-for-19) during the week with six runs scored, five walks, three doubles, two home runs and five RBIs. It was the third time a Knight has been named to the weekly honor roll as Williams (Feb. 17) and Derrick Salberg (Feb. 24) were also recognized for strong efforts earlier this year.
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? This is the 32nd all-time meeting between the two schools with with the series dating back to UCF's inagurial 1973 season #OleFoe
? A total of 7,053 fans attended the Knights' midweek action vs. No. 2 Florida State #RecordSeries
? Last Tuesday's game against Florida State had a record crowd as 3,953 packed the UCF Baseball Complex #ThankYouFans
? LHP Eric Skoglund was named The American Pitcher of the Week after tossing a three-hit shutout against CCSU #FridayAce
? SS Tommy Williams currently leads the The American with five home runs #PowerSurge
? CF Derrick Salberg is currently riding a 9-game hitting streak dating back to Feb. 21 vs. Ohio State #EnFuego
? RHP Jarrod Petree has rebounded from Tommy John and has spun five-consecutive scoreless outings #DontCallItAComeback
? OF Erik Barber leads the team with 18 RBIs in 20 starts. He had just 5 RBIs in 17 starts a season ago #ComingIntoHisOwn
? Freshman Trent Thompson leads the team with 11 appearances and three saves #ClosingTime
? #UCF jumped 9 spots to 26th in the season's 5th attendance report, with 24,165 total fans at the park #WeWantMore