Knights suffer first home loss of season at hands of Boston College, 8-7
UCF will meet Eagles in rubber game of series tomorrow at 1 p.m.
Published: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2012 14:02
The UCF Knights (4-2) lost their first home game of the season, 8-7, to Boston College (4-1), evening the weekend series at 1-1 with the Eagles.
UCF gave up six runs with two outs and left 12 runners on base throughout the course of the game, ultimately dooming the Knights.
UCF took a lead temporarily in the sixth inning after scoring four runs. Freshman James Vasquez had a two-run single up the middle, which accounted for two of his three RBIs on the night.
Boston College regained the lead in the seventh, scoring three runs with two outs, all of which were brought in by walks.
"College baseball is so much about momentum," head coach Terry Rooney said. "At the end of the day, when you put four runs up, you can't give up three."
UCF's starting pitcher Brian Adkins went for three innings, giving up four earned runs and striking out three batters.
"Brian [Adkins] is great pitcher, he has done some great things and he's going to have a great year for us. But he needs to work on some things, he needs to be a little bit sharper," Rooney said.
The Knights play Boston College again tomorrow at 12 p.m. in the rubber game of the series.