Hosting Kansas State

Andrew Law leads the team with a current eight-game hitting streak going into the Kansas State series. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

For the first time in Provo, a team from the Big 12 Conference debuts in baseball when BYU hosts Kansas State in a two-game series which begins Tuesday night.

The Cougars, 7-10, hosts KSU, 7-9, at Larry H. Miller Field as both teams take a break from 0-3 starts in their respective conference seasons.

"It's not going to get any easier, we can't assume anything," said BYU coach Vance Law after his team dropped a three-game series last weekend at San Diego State to start league play. "It will be a rough home stand with Kansas State, Air Force and Oregon State all in a row, but we are more comfortable at home. We are excited about hosting these kind of teams."

Scheduled to start in the 6 p.m. game on Tuesday for BYU is righthander Nelson Castleberry (1-2, 8.15). Game time for Wednesday has been changed to noon, with lefthander Daniel Welch (0-0, 13.50) getting the nod on the hill for BYU.

The KSU series starts a home stand of seven consecutive games, something unheard of for March in Provo. BYU played eight in a row at home in May, 2006.

Following the KSU series, BYU hosts the Air Force Academy, 7-9 and 0-0 in the Mountain West Conference, on Thursday through Saturday. This Monday BYU hosts two-time defending NCAA Champion Oregon State in a two-game series.

All of the KSU, AFA and OSU games will be broadcast live locally on KSRR Radio (1400 AM).

For more information see the PDF file at the top of this page.

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