UCF Set for Regular Season Finale at Home

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – With the 2019 regular season entering its final phase, the UCF baseball team will take time to honor its 10 senior members this weekend at John Euliano Park during its weekend series against Houston.

Marc Daniels will have the call on FM96.9/AM740 The Game and UCFKnights.TV on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, all starting at 6 p.m.

Saturday will mark the final home game for the senior class, featuring two four-year players, two graduate transfers and two-year members. Together, this group has strung together 132 victories with one conference title, the 2017 American Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship.

The pitching staff has won 32 games with 475 strikeouts and a team ERA of 3.72. Offensively, the seniors have hit a combined .273 with 260 RBI, 29 home runs and 121 stolen bases.

The 10 players will be honored in a pregame ceremony prior to the regular season finale against the Cougars.

After Chris Williams made his first midweek start in more than two years, the Knights will shake things up a bit for the final weekend in preparation of the American Athletic Conference Tournament next week in Clearwater, Fla.

Grant Schuermann will start the weekend off on Thursday night. The southpaw has a 3.94 ERA over 13 starts and will be the only Knight to feature in ever weekend rotation this season. Jordan Spicer will get the nod for Friday. The right’s last appearance came at Tulane two weeks ago in career performance with nine strikeouts over six innings of work.

GAME 1 – Thursday, 6 PM | Live Stats | Watch FM96.9/AM740 The Game
Grant Schuermann - LHP (5-5, 3.94 ERA) vs. Lael Lockhart – LHP (4-5, 3.52 ERA)

GAME 2 – Friday, 6 PM | Live Stats | Watch FM96.9/AM740 The Game
Jordan Spicer, RHP (2-0, 3.75 ERA) vs. Clay Aguilar – LHP (6-3, 3.00 ERA)

GAME 3 – Saturday, 6 PM | Live Stats | Watch FM96.9/AM740 The Game

• Houston leads the all-time series 29-22 heading into the weekend.
Brandon Hernandez is closing in on the single-season top 10 with his eighth sacrifice bunt, just two shy. 
• With his next appearance, Garrett Westberg will crack the single-season top 10 with his 28th outing.
• In addition to ranking third in program history with 83 stolen bases, Matthew Mika is ninth with an .834 stolen base percentage.
• Mika is also three games away from breaking into the career top 10 with 214 appearances.
Chris Williams’ start on Tuesday was the 69th of his career, bringing him within one of the program’s top 10.
• Williams also became the 11th Knight in program history to amass 200 strikeouts in a career.
Dallas Beaver homered for the 11th time this season, a team high, while Tyler Osik added his 10th homer of the year against FAU.
• The Knights have 12 multi-home run games this season.
• UCF owns the second-best overall record in The American but starts the weekend in seventh at 9-12, 2 1/2 games out of second.


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