No. 14 UCF Wins Five in a Row

ORLANDO, Fla. – The No. 14 Knights made it five wins in a row on Saturday night as they clinched the series victory against Butler in a 4-0 ballgame. The victory marked the fifth win in a row for the Black and Gold, and the fourth series victory in a row to begin the 2020 campaign.

UCF struggled to get the bats going the first time through the batting order, but Ben McCabe got the Knights on the board in the fifth inning. McCabe lined a shot over the Butler right fielder with two on, scoring both runners and giving UCF a lead it wouldn't relinquish.

Jordan Rathbone tacked on an insurance run in the sixth, driving in leadoff man Gephry Pena on a one out double, his fourth of the year. The Black and Gold picked up another run in the eighth to extend the lead to four on a Connor Allen single.

Maintaining dominance on the mound, the UCF pitching staff tossed their third shutout of the season. Trevor Holloway got the starting nod and would fan a career high 10 batters on his way to throwing 6.2 innings without allowing a run.

Winning Pitcher: Trevor Holloway (3-1)
Losing Pitcher: Jack Myers (2-2)
Top Pitchers: Trevor Holloway (6.2 IP, 10 K, 0 R, W), David Litchfield (2.0 IP, 1 K, 0 R)
Top Hitters: Ben McCabe (2-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI), Connor Allen (1-2, 1 RBI), Jordan Rathbone (2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI)

Key Stats

  • With the win, the Knights picked up their 10th win of the year at John Euliano Park.
  • Leading the conference in stolen bases, Gephry Pena picked up his twelfth stolen base of 2020. Pena entered the weekend third nationally in stolen bases.
  • Head Coach Greg Lovelady brings his win total to 125 with the win, puts his UCF win total one higher than his total at Wright State.

The Knights finish their series Butler on Sunday as they look for their third weekend series sweep of the season. Sunday's contest is set for a 1 p.m. start.

The UCF baseball team is in its fourth season under head coach Greg Lovelady and will welcome seven teams from the 2019 NCAA Tournament to John Euliano Park in 2020. Click here or call (407) 823-1000 for ticket information.

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