2012 UCF Knights baseball team

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2012 UCF Knights baseball
UCF Knights logo.svg
Conference Conference USA
Ranking
Coaches No. 24
2012 record 45–17 (16–8 C-USA)
Head coach Terry Rooney (4th year)
Assistant coach Ryan Klosterman (1st year)
Joe Mercadante (1st year)
Home stadium Jay Bergman Field
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Conference USA baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
#9 Rice y 17 7 0   .708     40 17 0   .702
#18 UCF y 16 8 0   .667     43 15 0   .741
Tulane 14 10 0   .583     38 20 0   .655
Southern Miss 14 10 0   .583     32 24 0   .571
Memphis 14 10 0   .583     31 28 0   .525
East Carolina y 13 10 1   .563     35 22 1   .612
UAB y 9 15 0   .375     32 28 0   .533
Houston 5 18 1   .229     18 35 1   .343
Marshall 5 19 0   .208     17 37 0   .315
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
As of May 30 2012[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll

The 2012 UCF Knights baseball team represented the University of Central Florida in the 2012 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Knights played their home games at Jay Bergman Field in Orlando, Florida. The Knights were led by head coach Terry Rooney, who was in his fourth season with the team.

The 2012 season marked the second consecutive season that the Knights made the NCAA Tournament. Their 2011 tournament appearance was the program's first since 2004.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching Staff[edit]

2012 UCF Knights coaching staff
  • 26 Terry Rooney – Head Coach - 4th season
  • 7 Ryan Klosterman - Assistant Coach – 1st season
  • 17 Joe Mercadante - Assistant Coach – 1st season
  • 8 Brandon Romans - Assistant Coach – 3rd season

Roster[edit]

2012 UCF Knights roster
 

Pitchers

  • 11 Garrett Nuss - Freshman
  • 16 Brian Adkins - Junior
  • 19 Ben Lively - Sophomore
  • 24 Joe Rogers - Junior
  • 25 Eric Skoglund - Freshman
  • 28 Shawn McDorman - Junior
  • 32 Bryan Brown - Senior
  • 33 Harrison Hukari - Freshman
  • 34 Jimmy Reed - Junior
  • 35 Roman Madrid - Junior
  • 36 Ray Hanson - Senior
  • 37 Gregg Cooke - Sophomore
  • 39 Patrick Sullivan - Junior
  • 41 Chris Matulis - Junior
  • 43 Matt Collins - Senior
 

Infielders

  • 1 Travis Shreve - Senior
  • 3 Spencer Haynes - Freshman
  • 5 Austin Johnston - Junior
  • 13 James Vasquez - Freshman
  • 14 Tommy Williams - Freshman
  • 21 Darnell Sweeney - Junior
  • 42 D.J. Hicks - Junior
 

Catchers

  • 9 Ryan Breen - Junior
  • 15 Dale Irving - Freshman
  • 20 Chris Taladay - Junior
  • 29 Ethan Smith - Sophomore

Outfielders

  • 2 Ronnie Richardson - Junior
  • 6 JoMarcos Woods - Freshman
  • 10 Erik Barber - Freshman
  • 12 Erik Hempe - Senior
  • 27 Jeramy Matos - Junior
  • 30 Nick Carrillo - Junior
  • 39 Alex Friedrich - Senior
 

Schedule[edit]

2012 UCF Knights Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Post-Season

Rankings from USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 coaches' baseball poll. All times Eastern. Parenthesis indicate tournament seedings.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Final 
Coaches'[2] RV RV* RV 24 23 21 17 14 15 14 7 15 16 16 17 18 - - 24 
Baseball America[3] 21 19 19 18 19 21 17 15 15 15 14 15 16 16 19 20 - - - 
Collegiate Baseball^[4] 36 NR NR 30 29 28 21 17 15 12 11 15 17 19 19 21 26 26 26 
NCBWA[5] 28 24 26 21 22 19 16 14 13 10 8 13 13 13 16 15 19 21 21

^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* New poll was not released for this week so for comparison purposes the previous week's ranking is inserted in this week's slot.

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