SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--No games Thursday because of rain was the word BYU Coach Vance Law received from the host Oakland A's officials regarding the Rawlings Spring Training Tournament.
Instead, BYU will open tournament play against Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo on Friday at 3 p.m. at Papago Park #3 (Dick Williams Field) and again Friday at 7 p.m. against Missouri at Municipal Stadium. The Cougars are scheduled to play another split doubleheader on Saturday at 10 a.m. against Missouri at and against Northwestern at 2 p.m., both games being at Municipal Stadium. At this point there will be no exhibition game between BYU and the University of British Columbia as originally scheduled.
BYU's probable pitching rotation will be Jeff Mousser (1-0, 3.75) vs. Cal Poly, Paul Jacinto (0-2, 6.75) vs. Missouri on Friday, Ken Gravely (0-0, 7.04) vs. Missouri on Saturday, and Jason Garcia (0-1, 46.29) vs. Northwestern.
"We are disappointed not to be able to play today," said BYU Coach Vance Law. "Hopefully we will be able to play two games both tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. With the recent rain and major league teams reporting Monday, they didn't want to jeopardize the condition of their fields."
The Cougars, 1-5, were to have played a split-doubleheader on Thursday against Northwestern and an exhibition game with the University of British Columbia at Papago Park and Municipal Stadium, respectively.
Law and the Cougars took batting practice at Papago Park, the A's training facility, following a team photo and batting practice.
Revised Rawlings/Oakland A's Spring Training Tournament
Feb. 13 Cal Poly vs. Missouri-canceled, rain
Feb. 13 Northwestern vs. BYU-canceled, rain
Feb. 13 BYU vs. British Columbia-canceled, rain
Feb. 14 BYU vs. Cal Poly SLO, 3 p.m., Papago #3
Feb. 14 Missouri vs. Northwestern, 3 p.m., Municipal
Feb. 14 BYU vs. Missouri, 7 p.m., Municipal
Feb. 14 Cal Poly vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m., Papago #2
Feb. 15 BYU vs. Missouri, 10 a.m., Municipal
Feb. 15 Cal Poly vs. Northwestern, 10 a.m., Papago #2
Feb. 15 Northwestern vs. BYU, 2 p.m., Municipal
Feb. 15 Missouri vs. Cal Poly, 2 p.m., Papago #3
Feb. 16 Missouri vs. Northwestern, 9 a.m., Municipal
Feb. 16 British Columbia vs. Cal Poly, 12:30 p.m., Municipal