On May 8th, the UCF Knights baseball team went to Coral Gables to take on 18th-ranked Miami.
The Knights were coming off a come-from-behind win over Bethune-Cookman the night before at home, scoring six runs in the bottom of the 8th to erase a 5-0 deficit and pull out a 6-5 win over the Wildcats, highlighted by Ben McCabe’s bases-clearing double.
BOO YEAH BENNY— UCF Baseball (@UCF_Baseball) May 8, 2019
Bases-clearing double gives us a 6-5 lead in the eighth. pic.twitter.com/h5JX3LDUhn
The Knights would continue the momentum from the previous outing and jump on the Canes, scoring six runs in the fifth inning to take an 8-1 lead, highlited by Tyler Osik’s home run.
That got outta here fast— UCF Baseball (@UCF_Baseball) May 9, 2019
Check out O's ninth dinger! pic.twitter.com/waMSwDRpHv
The Hurricanes would mount a comeback, scoring five runs in the 8th inning to pull within 8-6, and then got within 8-7 in the bottom of the 9th with runners on 2nd and 3rd and two out.
UCF called upon Jack Sinclair, who would get the last out and the save the Knights’ 8-7 win over Miami.
JACK ⬆️ SINCLAIR‼️— UCF Baseball (@UCF_Baseball) May 9, 2019
The strikeout that moved us to 13-1 in midweek games pic.twitter.com/7l7eMO3p4G
The win meant the Knights swept Florida, Florida State and Miami in the same year for the first time since 1985.
No. 3 Florida ✅— UCF Baseball (@UCF_Baseball) May 9, 2019
No. 14 Florida State ✅
No. 18 Miami ✅
First time since 1985 we've taken all three down in the same year ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/zMZjpXNElu
Head Coach Greg Lovelady was just relieved that the Knights held on to get the win over his alma mater.