ORLANDO – Bo decker hits a single giving the Knights a one run lead in the second inning as the UCF Knights even out the series against the Jacksonville University Dolphins in a two game series with the final score of 5-2 at Jay Bergman Field on UCF campus.
It was his first hit of his whole college career, which changed the outcome of the game overall.
Bo decker went 1-2 with a single 2 RBI and 2 walks in the game.
“I was thinking about first pitch and watch and see what he got and 0 and 2 and i put the bat on the ball and lets see what happens.” Said Decker about his first hit as a Knight.
The Knights now have a 8-7 record with the win against the Jacksonville university Dolphins. The Knights are still struggling in being on top in the Conference USA standings but its too early to make any conclusions yet.
“We are at a crossroads i said it and thats exactly where we were 7 and 7 we need to get back on track and we got a great outing to do that” said Head Coach Terry Rooney.
The Knights didn’t have it all good in the first innings with the Dolphins played aggressive baseball with loading the bases in the first inning and putting pressure to Knight starting pitcher Danny Davis.
Danny Davis only allowed one run in the second inning by a sacrifice fly by Dolphins left fielder Zachery Houck that led on to be scoring run on third that was scored by Center Fielder Nathan Koslowski.
Zachery Houck went 1-5 in game against the Knights.
After the first inning, Danny Davis pitched a good game for the Knights with six innings being pitched and having seven strikeouts in the game he ended as the game winning pitcher.
“At the beginning of the game i couldn’t find my tempo and after the second inning Erik Hempe came up to me and said i need to pick it up a little bit and after the second i got in a little rhythm there and that helped a lot”, said Davis about todays win for the Knights.
Bo Decker single changed the whole momentum of the game in the second inning scoring in two runs and giving the Knights the lead.
After Deckers hit, the Knights kept on racking runs in the bottom of the fifth inning by a double from right fielder Erik Hempe then who later got batted in by second baseman Austin Johnston with a single giving the Knights a two run lead.
Eric Hempe was 1-5 with a single in the game against the Dolphins.
As well left fielder Parker Webster drove in a run in the fifth with a double and scoring Taladay giving the Knights the lead 4-1.
Parker Webster went 2-3 hitting a single in the 4th inning and a double and an RBI in the fifth inning.
Catcher Ryan Breen also added runs into the Knights scoreboard with a sacrifice groundout giving them the lead 5-1.
By the 8th inning the game was getting a little heated when Dolphins Third Baseman Alex Mcrae went with a foot first slide to the knight first baseman James Vasquez tripping him and Vazquez landing on top of him.
Both guys ended shoving each other leading to both benches running out of the field.
In the 8th inning Dolphins center fielder Nathan Koslowski hit a double to right center and getting on base in scoring position who later gets in home safely from a single by second baseman Chris Moler giving the Dolphins another run and making it a three run game.
The Knights next game is tomorrow against the Jacksonville Dolphins tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Jacksonville.