Pacific and BYU bring identical 2-5 records into Tuesday's game between the two baseball teams at Stockton, Calif.
The Cougars and Tigers square off again on Wednesday. Both of these games begin at 6 p.m. PT.
"We are swinging the bats well, but our pitchers haven't done as well and I know they will," said BYU Coach Vance Law. "With the experience we are getting, nothing but better performances will come."
The probable BYU pitchers against Pacific are Jake Wortham (0-1, 9.00) and Tyler Westensee (0-0, 13.50).
After the pair of games at Pacific, the Cougars bus to Sacramento to start the fifth annual River City Classic co-hosted by Cal State Sacramento and UC Davis, a tournament in which BYU first played in 2006.
The likely Cougar rotation on the mound will be a Thursday doubleheader vs. San Jose State with Jordan Muir (0-1, 3.75) at 10 a.m. and vs. Sacramento State with Nelson Castleberry (0-1,10.80) at 2 p.m. On Friday Sean Amerson (0-0, 10.80) is scheduled to face Utah Valley at10 a.m. And Wortham closes the week for BYU at UC Davis at 10 a.m.
Sac State (1-5) has former BYU third baseman Blake Crosby starting as its shortstop. The rest of teams in the tourney had the following records at the start of the week: San Jose State 5-2; UC Davis 6-3, after sweeping Utah last week; and Utah Valley 1-6-1; but all play again before the tourney begins. BYU does not play Portland in the tourney as does the rest of the field, but the Cougars opened the season with the Pilots and won one of three.
The Cougars are scheduled to also speak at a Friday night fireside in Sacramento.
Livestats and/or live audio for coverage on the Internet of all of this week's games can be found via links through www.byucougars.com.
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