Baseball set for four-game homestand this weekend

March 8, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU baseball team will be busy this weekend as they play four times in three days, starting Friday against UConn at 6:30 p.m.

The strenuous week for the Dolphins (9-10) continues on Saturday against UNC-Greensboro at 1 p.m. JU wraps up the weekend with a doubleheader against Western Michigan on Sunday, with first pitch set for 2 p.m.

The first 50 fans that come to the doubleheader on Sunday will receive free passes to the movie "Shooter," starring Mark Wahlberg.

"This is a busy weekend for us and we can't lose our focus against any one of these teams," said JU head coach Terry Alexander. "We are playing well right now, but we can't take anything for granted."

The Dolphins have won four straight games through timely hitting and strong outings from the pitching staff and solid defensive efforts.

The offense has piled up at leas six run in the last four games, with the defense committing no errors in three of the contests.

The pitching staff has made a big contribution as well. JU pitchers have not allowed more than five runs in a game during the winning streak and held two of the opponents to two runs or less.