Baseball Updates Schedule Against Liberty

ORLANDO, Fla. – Eight games into the baseball season, and the Knights are set for just their third home contest of the season as they welcome Liberty to John Euliano Park for a three-game set. The Knights will play a doubleheader on Friday, Mar. 5 with game one set for 2 p.m. with game two beginning roughly 45 minutes after the conclusion of game one. Game three will take place on Sunday, Mar. 7 at 11 a.m.
The Knights (3-5) are heading into their first full weekend series at home to host the Liberty Flames for the first time since 1991. UCF sits 5-0 all-time against Liberty, with all five meetings coming in Orlando, and their first meeting taking place in 1986.
Freshman, Alex Freeland leads the Knights with a .484 clip at the plate and has plated eight runs. Ben McCabe has opened the season on a tear, showing off the power with four home runs to lead the Knights, who have slugged 12 so far.
The three Knights starting pitchers (Colton Gordon, Hunter Patteson, AJ Jones) combined for 18 innings, a 2.50 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 23 strikeouts, and four walks against No. 1 Ole Miss a week ago.
The Weekend Rotation
GAME 1 – Friday Game 1, 2 p.m. | WATCH | LIVE STATS
Colton Gordon, LHP (1-0, 1.64 ERA) vs. Trevor Delaite, LHP (0-1, 4.66 ERA)

GAME 2 – Friday Game 2, 6 p.m. | WATCH | LIVE STATS
Hunter Patteson, LHP (0-1, 17.55 ERA) vs Trey Gibson, RHP (0-2, 34.71 ERA)

GAME 3 – Sunday, 11 a.m. | WATCH | LIVE STATS
AJ Jones, RHP (1-0, 3.60 ERA) vs. Mason Meyer, RHP (0-1, 2.89 ERA)

  • The last time the Knights and the Flames met on the diamond was over 30 years ago. UCF is undefeated against Liberty, 5-0, all at home.
  • Through seven games of the year, Freshman Alex Freeland is hitting a .484 clip with one double, one home run, and 3 RBI.
  • On his way to his first victory as a Knight, AJ Jones tossed 10 strikeouts against No. 1 Ole Miss. Jones's 10 strikeouts were just one shy of tying his career-high.

John Euliano Park will be restricted to 25% capacity for home games this season and proper physical distancing and masks will be required. 
ALL seating within John Euliano park will be general admission with seats being available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Click here for 2021 UCF Baseball tickets.
Season ticket members will receive one ticket for each home event. Due to the fluid nature of our schedule, fans will be able to exchange tickets from games they are unable to attend or from any postponed/canceled games to a different game during the season, online through their UCF account manager. 
General Admission Seating: $99 ($4.50 per event)
In addition to season tickets, a limited amount of single-game tickets will be made available for purchase for each home event. 
General Admission Seating: $10

Youth (17 and under) General Admission Seating: $5
The UCF baseball team is set for its fifth season under head coach Greg Lovelady and will welcome two teams from the 2019 NCAA Tournament to John Euliano Park in 2021. Featuring a 26-game home schedule, John Euliano Park is set to host some of the best collegiate baseball in the country. They are set to have four doubleheaders throughout the season, so come spend the day at the ballpark. Click here or call (407) 823-1000 for ticket information.

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