UCF Baseball Hosts UNF Ospreys in Midweek Contest

Date: Tuesday, March 7
Location: Orlando, Fla.
Site: John Euliano Park
Time: 6 p.m.
Live Video: ESPN+
Live Stats: Stat Broadcast
RHP Clayton Boroski (UNF) vs. RHP Dom Stagliano (UCF)
UCF's Dom Stagliano will start his third game in his fourth appearance on the mound for the Knights. In his two starts, Stagliano fanned 10 batters over nine innings of work, giving up four earned runs. He has a 1-0 record with an 8.68 ERA.
UNF's Clayton Boroski will make his third start of the season for UNF. In his previous two starts, Boroski has thrown seven innings, allowing six earned runs and walking three. His two appearances out of the bullpen have totaled 4.2 innings, in which he surrendered six hits and one run, notching four strikeouts. Boroski has a 5.40 ERA entering Tuesday's game.
Scouting the Ospreys
North Florida (8-5) visits UCF on their second road game of the season. The Ospreys swept a four-game series against Fordham in their last series and come to UCF on a four-game win streak. Among qualifying hitters, four of the Ospreys are batting at or above .300, with three hitters notching 13 RBI each through 13 games. The power-hitting offense has slugged 25 home runs, tied at No. 11 nationally in the category.
UCF versus UNF History
The Knights are 17-15 all-time against the Ospreys, winning their last matchup in Jacksonville with an 8-5 final score. In their five meetings in the 2022 season, the Knights took home three wins, posting a seven inning 4-0 shutout in their third contest. The teams will meet three times this season, hosting two of the games at John Euliano Park (March 7 and May 2) and traveling to Jacksonville once (March 21).
UCF Previous Week Recap
The 8-3 Knights dropped the final two games of their three-game series to Georgia Southern last weekend and look to return to the win column Tuesday. Moving up the national ranks in the home run categories, the Knights sit at No. 8 in home runs, slugging 26 through 11 games and are tied at No. 8 in home runs per game with 2.36. The UCF offense is led by veteran Ben McCabe, who boasts a .405 batting average, leading the team in multiple offensive categories including at bats (42), hits (17), runs (17), home runs (7), RBI (14), and total bases (41). McCabe is also 3-3 in stolen base attempts.
The Knights will host Troy for a three-game series March 10-12 at John Euliano Park. UCF will play the Trojans Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).