You couldn't ask for better weather to kick off the fall baseball season Monday afternoon on the campus of UCF. The Knights, who will be looking to make their third-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2013, began their first team practice just before 2 p.m. with a lot of familiar faces as well as plenty of newcomers.
The hour-and-a-half practice saw the squad go through its warm-ups, positional drills and end with a few fundamental infield-outfield exercises. The first scrimmage this fall will take place Tuesday from 2:15-5:45. All practices are open to the public.
As they do each and every fall, the Knights will culminate their month-long team workouts with the Black & Gold World Series. The three-day event will take place Oct. 24-26.
Prior to Knights hitting the field, head coach Terry Rooney broke down what he would like to see from his team by the end of the fall.Senior infielder/catcher Chris Taladay also spoke about his summer in Alaska as well as improving his play and leadership in his final season.