Bearcats Swept at UCF to Open Conference Play|
March 23, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Cincinnati baseball team fell 5-1 to UCF on Sunday afternoon for its third straight loss to the Knights. The loss concluded opening weekend in American Athletic Conference play for the Bearcats.
On the mound, freshman Andrew Zellner takes the loss for the Bearcats. He pitched 3.0 innings with four hits, one walk and three runs. His record drops to 1-2.
The Knights wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, scoring one run apiece in the first, second and third innings. In the first, the leadoff hitter sent a double to the leftfield corner on the first pitch of the inning and later scored on a sacrifice fly. In the second inning, another leadoff double and a wild pitch put a runner on third base and a single brought him home. A solo homerun by UCF’s Erik Barber gave the home team a 3-0 lead in the third inning.
The Bearcats got one run back in the fifth inning thanks in part to two balks from UCF pitcher Robby Howell. Wenzel led off the inning with a double and advanced two bases on the pitching miscues to cut the Knights’ lead to 3-1.
Cincinnati is back in action on Tuesday, March 25 with a game at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Ky. The game is set for 3 p.m. at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex.