UCF falls in extra innings

The UCF Knights fell to Central Connecticut State in the 10th inning on Sunday in the final game of their three-game series, 5-4. The Knights entered the ninth inning up 4-2 when the Blue Devils scored two runs to tie the game up to force extra innings.

The Blue Devils benefited from a throwing error by Knights short stop Tommy Williams in the ninth inning to get the first man on base. Yurin Morin singled to third base to put two men on base and Josh Ingham advanced the runners into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt before J.P. Sportman brought in two runs on a single to right field.

The Blue Devils opened up the 10th inning with a walk by Franklin Jennings. On the next play, Jennings advanced to third base on a passed ball by Knights catcher Jordan Savinon. Anthony Turgeon’s sacrifice fly scored Jennings from third base on a close play at the plate to put the Blue Devils up for good.

Knights head coach Terry Rooney said after the game that the Knights just have to play better in order to win.

“You can analyze a game in all different ways from the first pitch to the last pitch, but collectively as a team and as a group we just need to play better overall,” said Rooney.

The Knights were led by Sam Tolleson, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs.

The Knights travel down to Miami to play the 24th-ranked Hurricanes on Tuesday. The Knights will begin conference play next weekend with Cincinnati at Jay Bergman Field.