NORTH FLORIDA – UCF MIDWEEK GAME
Date: Tuesday, March 21
Location: Jacksonville, Fla.
Site: Harmon Stadium
Time: 6:05 p.m.
Live Video: ESPN+
Live Stats: Stat Broadcast
RHP Will Ohme (UNF) vs. LHP Jacob Marlowe (UCF)
Jacob Marlowe will get his third start for the Knights. He has a 4.82 ERA through 1.2 innings of work. He's fanned eight and allowed just three walks, while surrendering 10 earned runs. In Marlowe's last start against No. 21 FSU, he went a career-high 7.0 innings and gave up only one earned run while notching a career-high five strikeouts. Marlowe is 3-1 on the season in six appearances.
UNF's Will Ohme will make the eighth appearance and first start of his season. This will be only the second start of Ohme's career, making 17 appearances in relief through 4 seasons. Through 9.1 innings, he has allowed nine earned runs, 15 hits, and six walks, notching nine strikeouts. Opposing hitters have a .357 average against him.
Scouting the Ospreys
UNF (11-10) is another power-hitting team, they have a team batting average of .297 and a .393 on base percentage with 34 home runs and 34 doubles. They have an impressive 37-45 stolen bases. The pitching staff has a 6.73 team ERA and 1.66 WHIP.
Since UCF has last seen the Ospreys, they've gone 3-4, adding a series win against Fairfield and dropping a 7-2 game to No. 5 Florida. Coming off two losses, the Osprey look to get back into the win column.
UCF is 18-15 all-time versus the Ospreys, adding one win to the tally earlier in the season after the Knights took their last contest, 10-3. All three Ospreys runs in the previous matchup were scored on home runs, two by catcher Jakob Runnels. Prior to this year, the two teams faced off five times during the 2022 season, with the Knights taking three of those.
In the Knights' last visit to Jacksonville, Cameron Crain threw four innings of no-hit ball and the offense combined for three home runs, securing an 8-5 win for the Knights.
UCF Previous Week Recap
The Knights (15-5) are on a hot streak, sweeping their five game stretch this week—taking two midweek wins over No. 21 FSU and notching three wins over Dartmouth over the weekend. With impressive all-around performances last week, UCF outscored their opponents 53-19, holding them to 3 or fewer runs in four of the five games.
Climbing in the national ranks in home runs, the team is tied for fourth in home runs with 45 as a team and tied at fifth in home runs per game with 2.25. UCF ranks first in the American Athletic Conference in ten categories, including batting average, hit by pitch, hits, on base percentage, runs, scoring, shutouts and slugging percentage, on top of home runs and home runs per game.
UCF is batting .310 as a team with an on base percentage on .410 with 85 extra-base hits, 45 of those home runs. The power hitting-offense is backed by a pitching staff that has a team 4.70 ERA and has held opponents to three or fewer runs 10 times through 20 contests, once combining for a shutout.
The Knights look to extend their 5-game win streak.
UCF will host RV Maryland for a three-game weekend series when they return to John Euliano Park this week, with games on Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (6 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).
NORTH FLORIDA – UCF MIDWEEK GAME