Baseball Travels to Bethune Tuesday, Hosts Michigan Wednesday

March 3, 2014

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By Andrew Jennette

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - For the 89th time in program history, the UCF baseball team will take on in-state rival Bethune-Cookman when the Knights travel 56 miles to Jackie Robinson Park in Daytona Beach on Tuesday night. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m.

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The Knights (6-5) will then host Michigan on the following evening at the UCF Baseball Complex at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night's matchup with the Wolverines (2-8-1) will serve as the first "Dollar Dog Knight" of 2014. Fans in attendance can enjoy $1 hot dogs all game long. To purchase individual game tickets for Wednesday’s contest click here:

Pitching matchups for both games are still to-be-determined.

The Knights come into midweek action looking to rebound from a challenging weekend against Ole Miss that saw the Black and Gold drop two games in walk-off fashion. Junior outfielder Derrick Salberg, who is carrying a six-game hitting streak, leads the team in batting average (.386), runs (14), hits (17) and on-base percentage (.460).

Tuesday’s contest versus the Wildcats will be available via UCF All-Access, while Wednesday night's home affair will be broadcast on AM 740 The Game with Marc Daniels on the call.

Trending Topics: @UCF_Baseball

• Now at 88 all-time meetings, the UCF/BC-U series was born in 1974 with the Knights earning the first win, 3-0 #OldFoes

• The Knights will take on their second Big Ten opponent of the year when they battle Michigan  #B1GOpportunity

• SS Tommy Williams currently leads the squad with three home runs #PowerSurge

• Junior Eric Skoglund has proven himself as a Friday starter, with a 2.08 ERA and .195 opponents average #AceOfSpades

• OF Derrick Salberg leads UCF with a .386 batting average to go along with 14 runs scored #EnFuego

• Junior pitcher Zach Rodgers has not issued a walk in 13.0 innings pitched #PoundTheZone

• OF Erik Barber leads the team with 11 RBIs in 11 starts. He had 5 RBIs in 17 starts a season ago #ComingIntoHisOwn

• #UCF checked in at No. 35 in the third attendance report of the year, totaling 1,522 fans so far this year #HelloTop35

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