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UCF_Baseball (20-18, 5-4 AAC)
@OspreyBSB(24-14, 5-4 A-Sun)
Jacksonville, Fla. | Harmon Stadium

Game Notes: UCF | UNF

Tuesday, April 19
6 p.m. -- Bryce Tucker (UCF) vs. Brad Depperman (UNF)

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - Following a series win over conference-rival USF, the Knights head on the road for a mid-week matchup with North Florida on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The pitching matchup features freshman lefty Bryce Tucker (0-1, 4.40 ERA, 10 K) for the Knights going up against UNF's righty Brad Depperman (0-0, 12.27 ERA, 2 K).

UCF (20-18, 5-4 The American) took the series from South Florida by earning a 4-0 shutout on Saturday and posting a 6-5 win on Sunday. Those wins came after a tough 6-4 loss on Friday to open the series.

For leading the Knights to a win on Saturday, junior righty Robby Howell was named The American Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season. He totaled a career-high seven strikeouts and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Bulls.

North Florida (24-14, 5-4) is coming off a sweep of in-state foe Stetson. The Ospreys also have wins against George Washington, Savannah State, Jacksonville, Penn, UNC Wilmington, Bethune-Cookman, USF, Quinnipiac, Dartmouth and Kennesaw State.

In the last meeting back on Feb. 24, the Knights posted a 5-4 victory and senior Harrison Hukari notched the win. Junior Ryan Crile blasted a three-run homer, while the game-winning run was driven in by junior Austin Griffin in the eighth frame.

The Knights are back home to start a three-game set with Tulane on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The contest on Saturday against the Green Wave is set to begin at 4 p.m., while the finale on Sunday is at 1 p.m.

One way to receive a Citronaut Bobblehead is to pick up the $88 Baseball Bundle that features eight general admission tickets to be used at any game in April.

@UCF_Baseball Trending Topics
? Junior righty Robby Howell was named @American_BSB Pitcher of the Week for the second time on April 18. He took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, struck out a career-high seven and earned his seventh victory vs. rival USF. #HonoringHowell

? A perfect 7-0 mark has been tallied by junior righty Robby Howell, who is one of six players in the county with that record. He also has posted a 1.14 ERA that leads @American_BSB and ranks seventh nationally. #HowellsHeroics

? Two outstanding relief outings by junior Trent Thompson helped the Knights win the series vs. USF. Saturday he logged two innings to seal the victory, while a three-inning performance was tallied on Sunday as the Knights held on for a 6-5 win. #ThompsonTremendous

? The Knights are paced by junior Ryan Crile with 45 hits and 11 stolen bases. Eli Putnam has a team-best .324 average. Kam Gellinger has added 14 doubles, which is first in the league and tied for 24th in country. #OffensiveLeaders

? #UCF boasts the highest fielding pct., in @American_BSB at .975 and has turned 41 double plays on the season, which includes four against FAU and ranks seventh in the country. #ToughUpTheMiddle

? Junior Austin Griffin is second in @American_BSB with eight round trippers and 33 RBI, which ranks 64th and 114th nationally, respectively. #BigGriff

? Sophomore Cre Finfrock is just 3-3, but has posted a quality start in six of his nine outings. He has fanned 59 (ranks 66th nationally) in 58.1 frames, while only allowing 21 earned runs. #Finfrocking

? Junior righty Juan Pimentel has made three Sunday starts and provided the Knights with a chance to win each one. He logged a complete-game vs. No. 24 Houston and totaled a career-best eight strikeouts. Pimentel bounced back with four-straight zeros after giving up a three-run first vs. rival USF. #PimentelPhenomenal

? Junior Matt Diorio and freshman Matthew Mika made their returns to the lineup at Memphis after injuries sidelined them for a couple weeks. Both players were clutch in the Knights' 6-5 series-clinching victory vs. USF. Mika drove in the game-winning run, while Diorio recorde a pair of RBI. #WelcomeBack

? #UCF has two pitchers among the top 100 nationally in appearances - junior lefty Harrison Hukari (T9 - 22) and righty Campbell Scholl (T85 - 18), Trent Thompson (T99 - 17). #ReliefRoles

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