Ben Saylor is featured on the BYU Baseball poster. He is one of several UVSC connections on the Cougar squad.
PROVO -- After going 3-2 on an Oklahoma road trip that featured two ranked opponents, BYU opens its home schedule Tuesday against UVSC at 3 p.m., at Larry H. Miller Field.
The Cougars (5-4-1) are fresh off their first series win of the season, taking two of three from No. 30 Oral Roberts. BYU also split its two games with No. 25 Oklahoma State. The Wolverines (5-9) have lost three in a row, going 1-3 at the Banana Belt Tournament in Lewiston, Idaho, where they defeated tournament champion Washington State.
UVSC will be broadcasting the BYU game live on the Internet with Zach Fraser calling the play-by-play. The link to this broadcast can be found at www.byucougars.com on on the baseball schedule page.
BYU head coach Vance Law is pleased with the way his team has started the season.
"We've been working hard together and look forward to coming home even if it is only for one game right now," he said.
Matt Jensen will make his division one starting debut on the mound against UVSC. Prior to his church mission to Thailand, Jensen pitched for the Wolverines. He is one of four current Cougars that have transferred from UVSC. BYU starters Brandon Taylor, Ben Saylor and Apana Nakayama also will be playing against their former team. Brad Hales, a current starting middle infielder for the Wolverines, transferred last season from BYU.
Law and Cougar assistant Ryan Roberts also have UVSC ties. Law is a former assistant coach at UVSC. Roberts played and coached with the Wolverines, before doing both roles at BYU.
After Tuesday's game, BYU will travel to Las Cruces, N.M., for a three-game weekend series against New Mexico State (10-8) beginning Thursday.