Dalton Wingo MA

UCF sophomore outfielder Dalton Wingo (35) comes around to score in the eighth inning during the game against the Siena Saints at John Euliano Park on Sunday, Feb. 17. The Knights closed opening weekend with a 7-1 victory over the Saints. 

The UCF baseball team defeated Siena on Sunday by a score 7-1 to complete an opening weekend sweep.

Senior right-handed pitcher Jordan Spicer was the winning pitcher, finishing with five strikeouts and only two runs allowed in five innings of action. 

Knights head coach Greg Lovelady was pleased with the team's performance in the season's first three games.

“It’s always good to get a sweep,” Lovelady said, according to the UCF Athletics website"I challenged the guys to get greedy and go for the sweep. We got to put a lot of guys in the game, and a lot of arms pitched really well. Offensively, we got better. We started slow on Friday, but we picked it up. By the end of the weekend, I saw some really quality at-bats. We’re on the right track. We have a huge test against Stetson on Tuesday.” 

The Knights pitching staff was aggressive during the series, as they totaled 41 strikeouts and had a staff ERA of 1.00. Sophomore outfielder Dalton Wingo and sophomore infielder Griffin Bernardo combined to drive in six of the Knights' 14 runs in the three-game series.

This opening weekend results against Siena gave the Knights their 18th opening weekend sweep in program history, according to UCF Athletics. UCF returns to John Euliano Park Tuesday night to host Stetson. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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