Freshman southpaw Blaine Howell is scheduled to pitch Tuesday against Southern Utah in Provo. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
A rematch Tuesday between BYU and Southern Utah's baseball team will have a bearing on the Cougars' current six-game win streak.
Twice SUU has ended long BYU win streaks, a nine-gamer in 2001 in Provo and a 10-gamer in 1977 at Cedar City.
The Cougars, 21-13 overall, bring their six-game streak starting from the final game of Binghamton, through sweeps of UNLV and Washington to match against SUU, with a 5-31 record. The six-game Cougar streak is the longest of this season. Game time is 6 p.m., at Larry H. Miller Field on Tuesday.
Both teams have been idle since last Wednesday when BYU completed a two-game sweep of Washington and SUU lost twice in one day at Utah and at Utah Valley State.
BYU is scheduled to start freshman lefty Blaine Howell (1-1, 6.45). BYU won 20-2 against SUU last February in a game moved from Cedar City to St. George in the only meeting between the two this season. The teams are scheduled to play again on May 8 in Provo.
After Tuesday's SUU game, BYU travels to league-leading TCU for games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, all at 6:30 p.m. CDT.
The Thunderbirds are in the middle of nine games on the road, ending with a three-game series at Oral Roberts following the game with BYU.
For more information on BYU's baseball team for this week, click on the PDF link at the top of this page.