ORLANDO, Fla. – The UCF baseball team are back at John Euliano Park for a midweek matchup as the No. 12 Knights host No. 5 Miami on Wednesday. First pitch against the Hurricanes is set for 6 p.m., front gates will open at 4:30 p.m.
The No. 12 Knights are 15-2 after a three-game sweep over Butler and have now won six games in a row. The Hurricanes come to Orlando as the No. 5 team in the country following a weekend sweep over Pitt to put their record at 11-4.
Redshirt senior Jaylyn Whitehead will get the start against No. 5 Miami after not giving up a run in his last three outings. In those outings, Whitehead picked up a win against Bethune-Cookman on the road and a three-inning save against CSUN at home.
Wednesday, 6 p.m. | WATCH | LIVE STATS
Jaylyn Whitehead, LHP (1-0, 0.55 ERA) vs. Alex McFarlane, RHP (1-2, 7.56 ERA)
- The Knights are looking for their 11th win all-time against the Hurricanes; UCF currently trails Miami 10-29 all-time. The last time the two teams faced, UCF defeated Miami in Coral Gables
- With the 15-2 record, the Knights' .882 winning percent ranks sixth in the country, and the best among American Athletic Conference teams.
- As a pitching staff, UCF comes into the top-15 contest with a 2.12 ERA, putting them top-10 in the country.
- Eight UCF batters have contributed to hitting 16 longballs through 18 games
IN THE POLLS
- For the third week, the Knights have received national attention in the polls, being ranked in all six of the major polls.
- D1baseball.com, USA Today Coaches Poll, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Perfect Game all tabbed UCF at No.12.
- The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association slotted the Knights at No. 14 while Baseball America moved UCF to No. 15.
- The midweek matchup will feature a Beer Garden located on the third base deck behind the visiting team's dugout.
DON'T MISS OUT
The UCF baseball team is set for its fourth season under head coach Greg Lovelady and will welcome seven teams from the 2019 NCAA Tournament to John Euliano Park in 2020. Click here or call (407) 823-1000 for ticket information.
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