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
An absolute dude— UCF Baseball (@UCF_Baseball) May 25, 2019
Exactly what we needed ✊ pic.twitter.com/C608Pk3hya
After the game, Spicer talked to ADN’s Hali Oughton about his memorable performance.
Jordan Spicer tossed a 116-pitch complete game Friday night with six strikeouts as No. 6 @UCF_Baseball advances to Saturday at the #AmericanBSB Championship. We talked to the senior about his night on the mound. pic.twitter.com/NI4xMGg5No— American Digital (@American_DN) May 25, 2019
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.