Sept. 14, 2011


Fall exhibitions begin this weekend


As the calendar approaches autumn, college baseball teams will set their sights on fall exhibition games.


The first contests will take place this weekend. Central Michigan will welcome the Ontario Blue Jays on Friday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. Michigan State will visit Notre Dame on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m. prior to the football game against the two institutions. UNC Wilmington will host Team USA on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Miracle League in Wilmington. Eastern Michigan will entertain the Ontario Nationals on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m.


There are several interesting approaches to this year’s fall exhibitions. Texas will have four home games, hosting Houston, UTSA, Sam Houston State and Texas State. Cal State Fullerton will fly to Nashville for a pair of contests at Vanderbilt on Homecoming Weekend.


Missouri will welcome Iowa for a pair of exhibitions to benefit the Joplin (Mo.) Little League in its efforts to rebuild the program after the deadly tornado struck in May. The games will be on Oct. 8 & 9 at Taylor Stadium with tickets at $5.


We will continue to add to the exhibition schedule as we receive additional information.


9/16 Ontario Blue Jays at Central Michigan 3 pm
9/17 Michigan State at Notre Dame 10:30 am
9/17 Team USA at UNC Wilmington 2 pm
9/18 Ontario Nationals at Eastern Michigan 1 pm
9/20 Ontario Blue Jays at Indiana State 3 pm
9/23 Ontario Blue Jays at Virginia 6 pm
10/4 Ontario Blue Jays at Missouri State 3 pm
10/8 Iowa at Missouri tba
10/9 Iowa at Missouri 1 pm
10/9 Rice at Houston tba
10/14 Western Carolina at Tennessee tba
10/16 Houston at Texas 1 pm
10/22 Cal State Fullerton at Vanderbilt tba
10/22 Millsaps at Nicholls 11 am
10/22 UTSA at Texas 1 pm
10/23 Cal State Fullerton at Vanderbilt 11 am
10/23 Sam Houston State at Texas 3 pm
10/30 Texas State at Texas 1 pm


(photo by Joe Browning, UNCW Media Relations)