ORLANDO, Fla. – ECU baseball (22-15, 7-2) scored eight runs in the top of the fifth on Saturday to complete the sweep of UCF baseball (21-15, 5-4), 10-1. Kyle Kramer was charged with the loss, falling to 0-3 on the season after working two innings and allowing two runs.
Cameron Crain was given the start on Saturday afternoon, working two innings of one-hit baseball for the Citronauts. Kyle Kramer entered in the third, working two innings of three-hit baseball, allowing two runs and striking out three.
ECU struck first in the fifth, scoring four runs on two hits, before hitting a grand slam to cap off an eight-run inning. The Pirates added two more in the top of the sixth to extend their lead to 10-0. In the bottom half of the sixth, Noah Orlando hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot to left field to get the 'Nauts on the board.
Ruddy Gomez and Jacob Marlowe both recorded nearly two innings, allowing one hit each, while Gomez struck out three. UCF pitchers recorded nine strikeouts on the afternoon.
TOP 5th | ECU 8 – UCF 0 | The Pirates score eight in the fifth to take the lead.
TOP 6th | ECU 10 – UCF 0 | ECU adds a pair in the top of the sixth.
BOTTOM 6th | ECU 10 – UCF 1 | Noah Orlando homers to left field.
- Noah Orlando hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot to left field.
- UCF used six pitchers in the loss on Sunday, tallying nine strikeouts.
- Six different 'Nauts recorded hits on Saturday.
- UCF was swept for the first time this season and the first time this season at home.
UCF will host Jacksonville on Tuesday evening at John Euliano Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.