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UCF Beats Cincinnati in AAC Tourney Opener

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It was a rough start to the AAC Tournament for the Cincinnati Bearcats today.

The number 4 seeded Bearcats fell by a 14-10 mark today to the number 5 seeded University of Central Florida Knights.

Things started out well enough. After falling behind 4-2 in the second inning, Cincinnati battled their way back. A 5-run fourth inning gave Cincinnati a 7-4 lead. The Bearcats took an 8-4 into the 8th inning but then things fell apart. Cincinnati surrendered an almost unbelievable 9 runs in the inning, which proved to be the death knell for the Bearcats.

All-AAC outfielder Paul Komistek led the way for Cincinnati today, belting a pair of home runs. Cincinnati was certainly not short of offense. Just as it has been all season, the bullpen was the Bearcats’ biggest problem.

Let’s hope the Bearcats’ bats stay hot tomorrow.

Cincinnati faces an elimination game tomorrow against top-seeded ECU, who put up a stinker against Memphis today, falling 11-1.

The Bearcats dropped 7 out of 8 this season against ECU this season. But UC certainly looked much more competitive against ECU in their recent series at Cincinnati than they did earlier in the season.

Check back with Down the Drive for full coverage of the game.