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CBD Quick Hits for April 5th

College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and up to minute coverage on college baseball.

  • The biggest story from Tuesday night was the fact that UCF went into Gainesville and defeated the Florida Gators as they stopped a three game losing streak. Darnell Sweeney committed an error in the bottom of the eighth inning which gave the Gators the 3-2 lead heading into the ninth. Sweeney would redeem himself in the ninth by hitting a two run two out double which gave the Knights the 4-3 lead. They were able to hold the Gators scoreless in the bottom of the ninth to pick up the big win.
  • UCLA continues to struggle mid-week as they lost in 11 innings to UC-Riverside 5-4. Leading the Highlanders was Ryan Goetz who went 1-3 with two RBI and a run scored.
  • One of the teams that has been on absolute fire lately has been the Cal-State Fullerton Titans. They crushed Pepperdine at Goodwin Field by a score of 13-3. Carlos Lopez led the offense by driving in five runs in a nine run fourth inning. The victory as the Titans ninth straight and 13th in their last 14 outings.
  • The Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette picked up an impressive 2-0 victory over Rice behind the strong pitching of Jordan Nicholson who gave up seven hits in six shutout innings. He was relieved by Chase Traffica who didn’t give up a run while surrounding three hits and Caleb Kellogg pitched a perfect ninth inning to get his third save of the season.