Baseball One-Hits Bethune-Cookman En Route to 9-0 Win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Knights earned their fourth consecutive win on Tuesday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark with a 9-0 win over Bethune-Cookman.

Najer Victor, Dominic Castellano, Kyle Kramer, Zach Chappell, and Zack Austin threw the first combined one-hitter in UCF's shutout win since William Saxton, Ben Vespi, and Chase Centala did it April 3rd, 2022, against South Florida.

Victor got the start and looked sharp early on. He went nine up, nine down in the first three innings with five strikeouts and one walk.

The Knights offense was held silent until Drew Faurot came up to the plate in the fourth inning and sent a ball to deep right field and way out of the park to give UCF a 1-0 lead. A couple batters later Andrew Brait scored Andrew Sundean on a SAC fly to center to push the Knights lead to two.

The Black and Gold would plate two more runs to go up 4-0 on a Ben McCabe RBI double and a Sundean RBI single.

Bethune-Cookman would get its first hit in the fifth inning but nothing came of it as Castellano shut down the inning.

UCF would tack on one more in the fifth when John Rhys Plumlee worked a walk and later scored on a Brait double. It was Brait's eighth RBI of the season which is tied for second of the team.

The Knights capitalized on Wildcats' mistakes en route to a five-run inning to go up 9-0. Three of the runs scored off of a wild pitch, throwing error, and fielding error.

The Knights will host 2022 Regional host Georgia Southern on Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.) to begin their 12-game homestand. The Knights faced the Eagles last season at Georgia Southern, taking two games of the three-game series.