Knights streak stretch to five with win against Bethune-Cookman

The UCF Knights baseball team kept their winning streak alive on Wednesday night, thanks in large part to first baseman James Vasquez’s two-out double in the third inning, that put the Knights up for good, in the 4-1 win over Bethune-Cookman.

The Knights picked up their four runs early in the game, and relied on eight pitchers to limit Bethune-Cookman to just one run on three hits.

Knights pitcher Ryan Meyer pitched 1.1 innings to pick up UCF’s fifth win in a row.

“From a staff standpoint, obviously we threw a lot of different guys and I thought every one of them did a nice job,” said Knights head coach Terry Rooney.

“We are changing the rotation up a little bit this weekend so tonight was going to be a situation where we had to throw a lot of different pitchers.”

The Knights benefited from a two-out, two-run double, off of the right field wall from Vasquez, that ultimately gave the Knights the lead for good.

“James [Vasquez] had the big at bat with the double to score those two runs,” said Rooney. “It was a tremendous at bat when we needed it.”

The Knights’ situational hitting came through again with two more runs aided by a sacrifice bunt by Jordan Savinon, a sharp liner from Dylan Moore and a sacrifice fly from Derrick Salberg in the fourth inning.

The fourth inning started off with an error by Bethune-Cookman shortstop Jordan Robinson that enabled the Knights to keep the inning alive.

The Knights resume American Athletic Conference play this weekend when they take on Temple for a three-game series. Coach Rooney said Eric Skoglund will start Friday night’s game while Tanner Olson will start on Saturday.

Rooney hasn’t yet decided who will start Sunday’s game.