UCF Announces Special HH-60G Blackhawk Flyover for its Game vs. JU Tuesday

May 5, 2010

By Brian Ormiston

Orlando, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF baseball will be taking a week off before returning to the diamond Tuesday. And when it does, the Knights will be greeted by a very memorable flyover. Senior pitcher and Melbourne native Matt Manning will be on the field when his father, Col. Philip Manning, will pilot "Jolly 21," a HH-60G Blackhawk helicopter, as it flies over the stadium before the Knights host Jacksonville at 6:30 p.m.

More information will follow in an exclusive John Denton's Knights Insider before Tuesday's game.

Tuesday will mark Community Heroes Night where military, police and fire department personnel will be admitted for free. And youths in their little league jerseys also will be allowed to enter the gates with free admission.

The Knights will bring a 28-19 overall record into Tuesday's action, along with a 12-game non-conference winning streak after thumping Florida Atlantic 14-3 May 4. UCF has just five home games remaining, highlighted by Senior Day during game two of the series with East Carolina May 15.

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