WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008
Baseball set to play Green & Black Fall World Series this week
For those who can’t wait for the start of baseball season, take advantage of the opportunity to see the 2009 JU baseball team as the Dolphins play their 20th annual Green & Black Fall World Series beginning on Thursday at 6 p.m. at John Sessions Stadium.
After a draft conducted by team coaches, the split-squad exhibition will begin on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. Game two of the series will be on Friday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. and the final game is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. Regardless of the outcome of the series, each contest will be played. Senior OF Kyle Fleming, senior RHP Joey Wedner and senior catcher Jeremy Gillan will lead the Green squad. Junior IF Tony Bernazard, junior RHP Andrew Carson and senior catcher Brad Simmons will lead the Black team.
"The Green & Black series will be a great end to a very productive fall,” said JU associate head coach Tim Montez. “We are excited to see our players compete, and at the same time, we get a chance to evaluate them from the stands and not on the field. They pick their own teams, set their own line-ups and coach their own teams. Coach Terry Alexander started this up years ago and it is a great concept because it gives our players some ownership. It should be a great three game series with quite a few battles going on for starting jobs in the spring.
“Our energy and work ethic was outstanding this fall and we had a great mix of returners and new players getting after it every day. We were also able to have our new assistant coach Todd Claus with us for the last three weeks as Coach Alexander started fall practice a little later than in years past, which worked out perfectly as far as the timing of Todd's hire. We hope the student body as well as the local community will come out to get a preview of the 2009 team."