April 15, 2013
By Eric DeSalvo
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Returning to the friendly confines of the UCF baseball complex for the first time since March 30, the Knights (20-17) will host in-state foe Florida Atlantic Tuesday night with first pitch at 6:30 p.m.
The midweek contest with the Owls (24-11) will serve as this year's "Pink in the Park" night to raise awareness for breast cancer. Aside from the regular Dollar Knight specials, the first 200 fans through the gates will receive pink pom-poms and a special T-shirt as well.
Fresh off their series win over No. 14 Rice, the Knights will look to get their eight-game homestand off on the right foot with senior LHP Brian Adkins drawing the start. Making his 43rd-career start, Adkins is now tied for fifth all-time at UCF with John Flynn (1978, 81-83) in that category. He will draw rookie RHP Kyle Miller (2-0, 0.00 ERA).
The Knights will look to continue their hot hitting from the weekend in which they mashed four home runs, totaled 19 RBI and slugged .435 against Rice.
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? While leading the C-USA in doubles, the Knights find themselves ranked 27th in the nation with 75 two-baggers in 2013 #MindTheGap
? With 249-career hits, 3B Chris Taladay is just two base-knocks shy of No. 7 on the #UCF all-time hit list #YouAreNextShaneBrown
? Taladay also ranks 22nd in the nation with 54 hits while currently riding at 15-game hit streak #MrDoItAll
? After going 7.0 IP with 4 ER, Ben Lively's season ERA of 1.09 still ranks as the 12th-lowest in the country in the NCAA rankings #WorkHorse
? An effectively wild Chris Matulis earned his first Friday night win with 8.0 IP, 7 H, 1 ER and eight walks against #14 Rice #BendDontBreak
? DH Jeramy Matos brought the power this weekend, mashing two home runs, two doubles and slugging 1.077 at #14 Rice #LightTowerPower
? This year, FR RHP Zac Favre ranks 5th the nation in hits allowed per nine innings with 19 in 35.2 IP this year #ThatsNasty
? Eight Knights have gone yard in 2013 as the team leads @ConferenceUSA1 with 23 home runs and a .384 slugging percentage #ADIOS
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