In a game that featured just about everything, UCF prevailed over the UAB baseball team, 12-10, in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon at Young Memorial Field.
UAB (9-14, 0-3 C-USA) and UCF (17-9, 3-0) combined for 22 runs on 28 hits, five errors, 10 pitchers and a total of 35 players saw game action in a three hour and 37 minute marathon.
The contest also featured heavy rain fall at times and strong bursts of wind throughout the game's entirety.
After UCF was sent down in order in the ninth, the Blazers mounted an impressive comeback that would send the game to extras.
Tyler Mims began the rally by promptly singling to center in front of Tanner Bryant roping a double to put a pair of Blazers in scoring position with no outs. Jacob German brought home the first run of the inning, with a sac fly. After Bryant moved up 90 feet on a passed ball, Chase Davis sent the Blazers' shortstop home with a RBI single.
Davis advanced to second base on a ground out by Gum. With two down, Ivan De Jesus came up with clutch game-tying single to center as Davis just barely beat the throw home to tie the score at 10-all in dramatic fashion.
UAB was not done yet, looking to end the game before heading to extra innings. De Jesus, who had advanced to second on his RBI single, saw pinch hitter Jeff Schalk follow him by earning a walk. Next up was Prinzing, who rifled what appeared to a game-ending hit, but UCF third baseman Chris Taladay snagged the sinking liner to send the game to the 10th.
In the 10th, UCF received what proved to be the game-winning hit on a RBI double from Parker Webster. The Knights added an insurance run on a sac fly from Bo Decker.
The Blazers did not go quietly in the 10th, putting two runners on with one out, but a double play ended the contest and sealed the victory for the Knights.
COURTESY: UAB Media Relations
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