The Knights baseball team will face another tough test as they battle the No.5 Miami Hurricanes tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Jay Bergman Field. On the mound for the Knights will be junior right-handed pitcher Juan Pimentel who will get his second start of the season. Pimentel, who grew up in Miami, is getting his second start against the Hurricanes. Opposing him will be the Hurricanes right-handed pitcher, Jesse Lepore.
After a sweep of LIU Brooklyn this past weekend, UCF (10-7) hopes to carry its offensive momentum into Wednesday's contest. Junior Austin Griffin will look to continue his great hitting after being named to the American Honor Roll for his great performance last week.
Miami (13-3) is also coming off a series win. They took two out of three games on the road against Virginia Tech. This is the second time this season the Knights will face a team ranked in the top five in the country.
After this midweek match-up, the Knights will finish their home stand with three games this weekend starting off by facing Brown on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Matthew Saunders is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future.