On the heels of winning its first conference series of the year against Houston last weekend, UCF was stopped in its tracks on Tuesday night, falling to FAU, 11-5.
The No. 6 ranked Knights (22-8) got down early and had to fight back all game. No. 22 FAU (23-6) put up four runs in the first inning, two in the third and four in the fourth, getting out to an early 10-1 lead.
UCF scored four in the seventh to draw closer, but was unable to get anything going in the eighth or ninth inning and lost their second straight midweek contest after falling to Jacksonville University last week.
Trent Thompson started the game on the mound for UCF and was unable to get out of the first inning. Thompson, who tied for the team lead in appearances last season, is off to a rough start this year. He's 0-3 with an ERA over 10.
UCF travels to Cincinnati this weekend for another conference series. The series will start on Thursday instead of the usual Friday to avoid the teams having to play on Easter.
Colin Bell is a senior staff writer and baseball beat writer for the Central Florida Future.