ORLANDO, Fla. (03/03/01) - The No. 13 UCF Golden Knights banged out 31 hits accounting for 30 runs, hammering visiting St. Joseph's 21-3 in the first game and 9-2 in the second game of a doubleheader at Jay Bergman Field Saturday afternoon. Mike Fox highlighted the first game posting a 4-for-4 performance with three RBIs, three runs scored and a double. The Golden Knights (12-4) scored two runs in the second inning of the first game, then the flood gates opened as UCF plated 12 runs in the third inning. UCF batted around twice with a highlight from first baseman Greg Good, who smashed a home run to dead centerfield clearing the 25-foot batter's eye at the 400 foot mark. Blaine Schulte recorded his first collegiate home run in the first game, smacking a three-run shot to left-centerfield in the sixth inning. St. Joseph's Rich Caloiero went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, including a solo home run in the sixth inning and a two-RBI double in the seventh inning. Justin Pope (3-1) threw five scoreless inning for the win, yielding two hits, while fanning seven in 54 pitches. The senior right-hander retired the first 10 batters of the game before Justin Godusky rapped a single. St. Joseph's (1-6) didn't fare much better in the second game, losing 9-2, but breaking up the shutout in the top of the seventh. Jason Arnold (4-0) threw six solid innings in the second game, matching Pope's performance with two hits and seven strikeouts, but in 65 pitches. Abe Gonzalez surrendered two two-out runs in the ninth inning to Pace Bradshaw, on a two-RBI single to right-centerfield. This was the 24th time a UCF team had scored 20 or more runs in a game. The last time was Feb. 12 of last season, when the Golden Knights shutout Western Carolina 21-0 at Tinker Field. The Hawks and Golden Knights close out their three-game series tomorrow afternoon at Jay Bergman Field. Game time is 1:00. Right-hander Brad Busbin (3-1) is the expected starter for UCF, and either Ryan Woods (0-1) or Eric Vardijan (0-0), both right-handers, is expected to start for St. Joseph's.
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