The UCF Knights start baseball's second season on Friday afternoon in South Florida, facing Missouri State at Alex Rodriguez Park in Coral Gables. The No. 2 seeded Knights are the best bet to challenge the host Hurricanes, returning to Regionals for the second year in a row and looking to build on the experience from last season. PerfectGame.org has called the Coral Gables regional the toughest in the Tournament, with all four teams possessing quality RPI rankings.
UCF will open regional play with the sophomore fireballer, Ben Lively on the mound. But they'll be facing the best team pitching staff ERA in the country in Missouri State. Nick Petree, who enters with a 0.93 ERA will go for the Bears. A win would likely put them on a collision course with Miami, who faces Stony Brook in the second game of the day.
Game Date/Time: Friday, 2 p.m. ET
Venue: Alex Rodriguez Park, Coral Gables, Florida
Streaming: Audio available via CBSSports.com
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