baseball team adds game against Austin Peay
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[FEB. 21, 2006]
NORMAL -- When last weekend's trip to the
Texas-Arlington Invitational was canceled due to weather and travel
delays, the Illinois State baseball team lost three valuable chances
to get some game experience under its belt before Missouri Valley
Conference play begins in late March.
In an attempt to make up for some of that lost action, head coach
Jim Brownlee announced that ISU will play an extra game this weekend
in Clarksville, Tenn., against Austin Peay, before the Redbirds
start the third annual Austin Peay Invitational on Friday against
Dayton at 11 a.m.
The Redbirds will face the Governors at 3 p.m.
Thursday, before the invitational starts on Friday. ISU will also
face Austin Peay on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Redbirds' final game
of the invitational.
Brownlee is grateful for the chance to get to make up one of the
lost games from last weekend.
"At this point in the year, you need to have those nonconference
games to get a good idea of how your team is going to look and give
each of the players a chance to see action on the field," said
Brownlee. "Losing 27 innings of in-game experience hurt last
weekend, but adding this game against Austin Peay should help us get
a better idea of what to expect before Valley play. We are lucky to
have the chance to make up one of those lost games, and hopefully we
can make up the other two somewhere down the road."
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Revised Illinois State baseball schedule at Clarksville, Tenn.
Thursday, 3 p.m. --
at Austin Peay
Friday, 11 a.m. --
vs. Dayton in Austin Peay Invitational
Saturday, 11 a.m. --
vs. Iowa in Austin Peay Invitational
Sunday, 2:30 p.m. --
vs. Austin Peay in Austin Peay Invitational
State University news release from Michael Williams]