Tripped Up at Troy

Troy, Ala. – The UCF baseball team was unable to clinch a series victory on Saturday, falling 2-1 to Troy in the second game of the weekend-series.
Starting pitcher Jack Sinclair set the tone, holding the Trojans scoreless through the first four innings of the contest, tossing 5.0 IP and allowing just two runs. Zack Hunsicker came in to toss a scoreless final three frames of the contest, holding Troy to just the two runs in the game.
Trojan pitching proved too much for the Black and Gold offense, holding UCF to one run on six hits in the game. The Knights' only run came off of a fourth-inning Ben McCabe home run, his ninth of the year, as he would pick up four hits including the home run and a double. McCabe's two extra-base hits were UCF's only hits for extra bases in the game.
UCF (10-11) – 6, Troy (11-1-) – 3
Winning Pitcher: Garrett Gainous (4-1)
Losing Pitcher: Jack Sinclair (1-2)
Top Hitters: Ben McCabe (4-4, 2B, HR, 1 RBI)
Top Pitchers: Jack Sinclair (5.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 K), Zack Hunsicker (3.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 K)
Notable Stats

  • Zack Hunsicker's relief appearance ties his season-high for innings pitched at 3.0, and was his fifth outing 1.0 IP or longer with no runs allowed
  • Ben McCabe continues to show off the power bat, slugging his ninth home run of the 2021 campaign
  • The Knights' loss snaps a six-game winning streak against Troy and is now 18-10 all-time against the Trojans.
  • With back-to-back games with walks on the scoresheet, Gephry Pena has extended his on-base streak to 22 straight games, dating back to March 6, 2020

Next Up
The UCF baseball team returns to Riddle-Pace Field for the series finale on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET before UCF returns home to close the non-conference season at John Euliano Park on Tuesday against Jacksonville.
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