Feb. 15, 2013
Central Florida got to Siena starter Justin Brantley for all seven of its runs in the first four innings in a 7-1 season-opening win Friday night in Orlando. Siena freshman Bryan Goossens tossed 4.1 scoreless innings of relief, allowing just two hits and striking out four.
JoMarcos Woods and Chris Taladay each had four hits for Central Florida which scored twice in the first and third innings and three times in the fourth. Ben Lively picked up the win, working six innings and allowing just five hits and no earned runs.
Taladay drove home the first two runs of the game with a one-out single to left center in the first.
Freshman Nick Wolyneic led off with a single in the third and came around to score Siena's only run on a fielding error. Taladay picked up his third RBI of the game in the bottom half of the frame, and the Knights took control in the fourth, scoring three times on five hits.
Goosens entered the game with Siena already down 7-1 in the fourth, and struck out the first man he faced to prevent further damage. He got the Knights in order in the fifth and seventh and walked just one man all night.
Vincent Citro had two of Siena's eight hits.
The game was played before 2,017 fans in a brisk 2:16 under perfect Central Florida skies.
The two teams continue the three-game set with a 4p.m. game Saturday.