League Debut in St. Mary's series

Feb 23, 2012 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell on February 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm

BYU's baseball team made its debut in the West Coach Conference.  Going into the game first-year pitching Coach Wally Ritchie said the feelings are different for him compared to when he was a Major League pitcher because, "I can't get in there and compete myself," saying he now depends on players following his tutelage.

In game one at St. Mary's College, sophomore Kelton Caldwell left his jersey No. 12 at the hotel, so had to borrow jersey No. 23 from pitcher Mark Anderson, who is scheduled to start on the mound on Friday.  Not making the trip to California was sophomore righthander Tyler Westensee so he can be rested for BYU's starting pitcher on Tuesday at No. 4 Arkansas.

In addition to following the games live on AM Radio 960 and live audiocasts, fans can follow the team on Facebook.

On Saturday, BYU's baseball team will stay in California to participate in a fireside at the San Ramon Chapel at 6:15 p.m.  Speakers at that fireside from the team will be Austin Hall, Marc Oslund, Adam Miller and Adam Law.