Oct. 25, 2011


BYU to spend Thanksgiving in Dominican Republic


Senior Alex Wolfe (left) and the BYU baseball team will make a tour of the Dominican Republic over Thanksgiving break. The Cougars will play four games against professional developmental teams of the Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers.


BYU will also conduct a fireside and participate in a service project while in the Dominican Republic. The Cougars will take used baseball equipment to distribute while on their visit.


Vance Law, BYU head coach, will be returning to the country in which he played winter ball for Las Aguilas in Santiago in 1980 and 1981 while a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Law and newly-hired pitching coach Wally Ritchie have conducted clinics in the Dominican Republic before, traveling in November of 1992 with former Cougars Bobby Noel, Chris Cooper, Scott Nielsen and BYU alum and former Major Leaguer Dale Murphy.


This will be the first trip to the Dominican Republic for the BYU baseball team. The Cougars visited Italy in 1974 and Mexico in 1965 and again in 1982.


(photo courtesy of BYU Media Relations Office)