Daniel Rockhold drove in a run, James Ramsay and Alex Mendez each had a pair of hits, but the Bulls' bats failed to keep up with the Knights in Tuesday's 12-1 loss in Orlando.
UCF outhit USF by only a 16-9 margin and the major difference was the Knights' ability to put together big innings before a crowd of 1,494 at Jay Bergman Field.
Darnell Sweeney and Travis Streve hit back-to-back doubles that produced three runs in the second and the Knights (6-2) produced a six-run seventh inning.
USF (4-4) stranded 11 runners, including three in the top of the sixth after Andrew Longley struck out with the bases loaded.
The Bulls produced their run in the eighth when Rockhold hit an RBI double. Mendez went 2-for-3 and Ramsay had two hits in four at-bats. Ramsay is currently batting .294 with three RBIs in eight starts.
USF starter Nick Gonzalez (1-1) allowed four runs on seven hits in three innings. Mike Clarkson was the last Bull to pitch and threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
The Bulls will step out of regular season action to play the New York Yankees 1:05 p.m. Friday in an exhibition at Steinbrenner Field.