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Top 25 UCF Games of 2018-19: #14 - Spicer Spins a Gem

Jordan Spicer keeps UCF alive in the American Baseball Championship with his finest performance

UCF Baseball Jordan Spicer
Jordan Spicer
Photo Courtesy: UCF Athletics

UCF Knights Baseball’s season was on the line as they took on #3-seeded Tulane on May 25th. The Green Wave had already knocked off the Knights in opening game of the American Baseball Championship, sending the Knights to the loser’s bracket. UCF’s dramatic win over Memphis got them to this game, with the winner to take on Cincinnati.

Jordan Spicer would get the call in what would turn out to be his last start for the Knights. Spicer threw one of greatest pitching performances in program history, throwing his first career complete game with six strikeouts, scatterring eight hits and issuing just one walk and a pair of runs, sending the Knights to the semifinals with a 6-2 win

After the game, Spicer talked to ADN’s Hali Oughton about his memorable performance.

Matthew Mika and Anthony George led the offense as each hit a home run to give Spicer the run support he would need.

UCF Head Coach Greg Lovelady was emotional after the game as he talked about Spicer ‘s performance with Oughton.

Unfortunately for Spicer, his Black and Gold career would end as UCF lost in the semifinals lost to Cincinnati. UCF would end up one of the first four to miss the NCAA Tournament.

Spicer though would find out on June 5th that his baseball career would not end, as he was picked by the Colorado Rockies in the 24th round of the MLB Draft.