Orlando, Fla. – In game three of the weekend series with Jacksonville, the Knights were firing on all cylinders in their 10-0 win on Sunday afternoon.
The Knights scored at least one run in all but two innings that they came to the plate. The scoring got started in the second as Connor Allen came across to score on a John Montes double. In the following inning, Pablo Ruiz made it 3-0 with a two-RBI double. Later that inning, Ruiz scored as making it a 5-0 game. Ruiz had an incredible day at the plate going 4-5 with three RBI's, two runs, and two triples.
Starting pitcher AJ Jones threw a dominate five scoreless frames, striking out six Jacksonville batters.
In the sixth inning Ben McCabe made the game 8-0 with his home run to left center field. The following inning, McCabe went deep again, this time to right field to extend the lead to 9-0.
Pitchers Zack Bennett, Zack Hunsicker, and Ryan Saltonstall threw a combined four scoreless innings, striking out four Dolphins, and only giving up two hits.
UCF (9-10) – 10, Jacksonville (5-12) – 0
Winning Pitcher: AJ Jones (2-1)
Losing Pitcher: Avery Love (0-1)
Top Hitters: Ben McCabe (2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB), Pablo Ruiz (4-5, 2 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R)
Top Pitchers: AJ Jones (5.0, 6 K, 0 ER, 0 R, W), Zack Hunsicker (1.0, 2 K, 0 ER, 0 R)
- The Knights extend the lead in the all-time series against Jacksonville to 49-40
- UCF evens the season series against Florida foes at 6-5 on the year.
- Fifth time this season the UCF baseball team scored 10+ runs in a game
- Ben McCabe's two home run game moves him into a tie for first in the AAC with 8 on the year.
- Pablo Ruiz picked up a season-high four hits, including a double and triple for good measure
The UCF baseball team travels to Tallahassee to take on Florida State on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at Dick Howser Stadium before hitting the road again to play a three-game weekend series at Troy this weekend.
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