PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Houston was picked as the preseason favorite in the 2015 American Athletic Conference preseason baseball poll, as voted on by the conference’s eight head coaches. UCF, which received two first-place votes, ranked second, while conference newcomer East Carolina was selected as third. Cincinnati OF Ian Happ was voted the Preseason Player of the Year, while USF’s Jimmy Herget was tabbed as Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Continue reading 2015 American Athletic Conference Preseason Poll and Awards
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – UCF released the 2015 baseball schedule on Wednesday afternoon with the home opener set for Feb. 13 against Siena at the UCF Baseball Complex. The slate includes 32 home games including a three-game series against SEC-foe Ole Miss (Feb. 27-Mar. 1) followed by a midweek matchup with Florida (Mar. 3).
After finishing second in the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference, head coach Terry Rooney and his staff have created a challenging slate against some of the best teams in the nation. UCF battles against 10 teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament a season ago including Arkansas, Bethune-Cookman, Columbia, Florida, Florida State, Houston (Super Regional), Miami (Fla.), Maryland (Super Regional), Ole Miss (College World Series) and Sienna. Continue reading UCF releases 2015 Schedule
The UCF Knights held their annual scout day on Tuesday afternoon as Knights’ position players showed their speed in the 60-yard dash, while also taking part in pro-style fielding sessions and batting practice. They finished the afternoon with a four-inning scrimmage with all healthy draft-eligible pitchers logging a full inning of work. You can check out a full video on the day below. Continue reading UCF holds Annual Scout Day
Central Florida has released a Week 3 Update on their Fall Season. You can check out the full video below. Continue reading UCF Fall Baseball Week 3 Update
The UCF Knights are in the midst of fall practice right now coming off a 36-23 campaign while going 17-7 in AAC play. Head coach Terry Rooney, sophomore infielder Tyler Hayden, and sophomore pitcher Trent Thompson break down how the first two weeks of practice are going in the video below. Continue reading UCF Fall Baseball Update
Here is your National Recap for April 4th.
Nathan Kirby tosses No-Hitter as Virginia defeats Pitt 4-0
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.) threw a no-hitter in the No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team’s 4-0 victory at Pittsburgh Friday evening at Charles Cost Field. Kirby struck out 18 batters, one off the school and ACC single-game record, in UVa’s first no-hitter since 2011. Virginia (26-4, 11-2 ACC) extended its winning streak to nine games with the momentous victory. Continue reading National Roundup for April 4th
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Nine more wins were added to the left side of the ledger with the conference’s teams in action across the country this past weekend. The league’s elite continue to perform well, with four teams (Louisville, Memphis, Houston, USF) ranked or receiving votes in the first Coaches Poll to come out during the season. Continue reading American Athletic Conference Weekend Recap (March 3rd)
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Louisville Cardinals enter the season as the unanimous 2014 Preseason American Athletic Conference favorite after advancing to the College World Series for the second time in school history last season. Louisville received eight first-place votes and 64 points in the coaches’ preseason poll. Three teams tied for second place, as UCF, UConn and Houston all received 47 points. Continue reading 2014 Preseason American Athletic Conference Preseason Poll
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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) – The road back to the postseason for the UCF baseball team officially begins in February as the 2014 regular-season schedule was released Wednesday. The Knights will welcome fans out to the baseball complex for 35 home games beginning on Friday, Feb. 14, against Siena. Continue reading UCF releases 2014 Schedule