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Baseball Hosts USF Tuesday, Adds Game to 2013 Sche
February 24, 2013
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By Eric DeSalvo

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - For the 111th time in program history, the UCF baseball team will take on in-state rival USF when the Bulls travel the 97 miles to the UCF baseball complex Tuesday night. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m.

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Due to Sunday's finale of the Wawa Weekend Classic being cancelled, the Knights (4-2) have added Bethune-Cookman to the 2013 slate a third time. The two teams already scheduled to meet Wednesday in Daytona Beach at 6 p.m. and on May 8, have agreed to faceoff May 1 in Orlando at 6:30 p.m.

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Tuesday night's matchup with the Bulls (1-5) will serve as the first "Dollar Knight" of 2013. Fans in attendance can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $1 12oz Coke products all game long.

After a solid 5 2/3 innings against Florida last week, senior lefty Brian Adkins will make his second-straight Tuesday night start. It will be the third time in his career that the Orlando native has faced-off against the Bulls.

The Knights come into Tuesday night's game with the offense on a roll from last weekend. Sophomore first baseman James Vasquez was named Conference USA Hitter of the Week after swatting .462 at the dish with two home runs and six RBI, while the team leads the league in all 10 major offensive categories through two weeks.

The contest versus the Bulls will be available via CBS All-Access, while Wednesday night's affair in Daytona Beach will be broadcast on Stretch Internet radio.

Trending Topics: @UCF_Baseball

* Now at 111 all-time meetings, the #USFvsUCF rivalry was born in 1973 with the Knights earning the first win, 6-3 #I4WasntAsCrazy

* #UCF is currently on a 3-game win streak in the series. The longest in the series is by the Knights with 8 from 1994-96 #AlotOfBackAndForth

*1B James Vasquez and DH Jeramy Matos pace the squad with eight RBI and two HR apiece #WeGotThePower

* CF JoMarcos Woods has hit safely in all six games, and is riding an 8-game hit streak #EnFuego

* RHP Ben Lively improved to 6-0 since April 20, 2012 with seven innings of 3-hit ball against UConn #AceOfSpades

* #UCF checked in at No. 22 in the second attendance report of the year, totaling 11,826 fans this year #HelloTop25

* The renderings for the "Home Plate Tower" were unveiled on Opening Knight. Construction is set for July #GetYourSeasonTicketsNow

Season tickets can be purchased by calling 407-UCF-1000 or visit the baseball tickets page. Stay up-to-date on all the latest news by visiting and following the team on Twitter (@UCF_Baseball) and Facebook.

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