Series With AFA, Notre Dame

Air Force hosts BYU in a battle for the middle rungs of the Mountain West Conference baseball on Friday in a doubleheader at the Academy.

BYU, 9-14-1 overall and 3-2 in the MWC, plays a doubleheader at the Academy starting at 11 a.m.

Starting for BYU in the seven-inning game to begin the three-game series is Jeff Mousser (3-2, 3.18). Ryan Adams (1-3, 7.39) is scheduled to start the nightcap. Paul Jacinto (2-0, 5.87) is expected to get the nod for Saturday's 1 p.m. game.

Radio KOVO (960 AM) will broadcast the first games live on Friday and Saturday with Brent Norton calling the play-by-play. There will be no broadcasts of the BYU-AFA games on the Internet.

"This is the best Air Force team in years," said BYU Coach Vance Law. "We have been trying to tighten things up in preparation for them as we have gotten a bit sloppy. We've been swinging the bats well, but have made some untimely errors."

Those errors were part of the cause of BYU's collapse last weekend against San Diego State. The Aztecs took the first two games and are ahead in the suspended game, 11-10, which will be completed next month when BYU plays at San Diego.

Following the three-game AFA series, BYU will travel to start the next week in a two-game series at Notre Dame. Senior Jeff Stone (0-4, 9.53) is scheduled to start Monday afternoon's game and sophomore Scott Koffman (2-2, 5.56) is expected to start on Tuesday.

This will be BYU's fourth trip during the regular season to the heartland of America, having played at Oklahoma State in 1999 and 2001 and in 1989 when it played at Wichita State. The Cougars have a 2-2 series record against Notre Dame.

There is a two-hour time difference between Utah (times are 11:05 a.m. and 4:05 p.m. MST) and Notre Dame and the games are expected to be broadcast on the Internet and via livestats at und.fansonly.com/sports/m-basebl/nd-m-basebl-sched.html.

Additionally, BYU's baseball game time for Saturday, April 6 has been just been changed from 1 p.m., to 8 p.m., because of LDS Church General Conference.

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