UCF Rallies Past Siena 9-6

Vincent Citro went 4-for-5 with two RBI Sunday

Feb. 16, 2014

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Siena struck first in all three games this weekend at power Central Florida, but the Knights had the final say each time. UCF rallied from 4-0 and 6-4 deficits to complete a sweep of the visiting Saints, 9-6, Sunday in Orlando.

Senior captain Vincent Citro went 4-for-5 for Siena, and his two-run single in the fourth put the Saints up 3-0. They tacked on a run on Justin Esquerra's sacrifice fly to grab a 4-0 lead, but UCF answered with four runs in the bottom of the frame in a rally that began with back-to-back infield singles.

Siena grabbed the lead back in the fifth when Tyler Martis drew a bases loaded walk and freshman Dan Swain scored on a passed ball. Swain finished 3-for-5, completing a spectacular opening collegiate weekend in which he hit .500.

Siena starter Bryan Goossens pitched five innings and allowed four runs and 10 hits. Neil Fryer pitched the final three innings allowing just one run and three hits.

The Knights took the lead with a four-run sixth, in a rally highlighted by Tommy Williams' two-run single. Williams was 4-for-5 with three RBI in the game.

Parker Thomas picked up the win in relief for UCF, working 1.2 innings of scoreless ball.

The Saints will try for their first win of the season next weekend when they travel to South Carolina to play Charleston Southern.