For the second time in 10 days, James Vasquez has sent UCF fans home happy.
After having a walk-off single on March 29 against Houston, Vasquez had another Tuesday night to give the Knights (24-10, 3-3) a 6-5 win over Jacksonville University (15-17).
The winning run was scored by Dylan Moore, who had two hits on the game and scored three of UCF's six runs. Erik Barber led the Knights with three RBI.
On the mound, the win was registered by Harrison Hukari. The southpaw threw three scoreless innings out of the bullpen to close out the game.
The game was started for UCF by Ryan Meyer. Meyer went four innings and allowed five runs, but just one was earned. Jacksonville scored runs on throwing errors in the first and the fifth innings.
It wasn't all on the defense though, both throwing errors came following walks.
But once UCF made a move to the bullpen, the JU offense was stifled. Left hander Parker Thomas came in to relieve Meyer, and got out of a jam to keep UCF within striking distance. Thomas ended the day with two innings pitched, no runs and two strikeouts.
UCF tied the score at 5-5 in the fifth, and then Hukari came in and suppressed Jacksonville until UCF was able to win it in the ninth.
In the final frame, Moore singled with one out and then stole second. JU then elected to intentionally walk Derrick Salberg to set up the double play. Instead, Tommy Williams walked unintentionally, and Vasquez followed it up with the walk off.
UCF stays at home this weekend to host UCONN in its third conference series of the year.
Colin Bell is a senior staff writer for the Central Florida Future.