BYU baseball hits the road again
PROVO, Utah — BYU baseball is on the road again this week in St. George, Utah for a single game on Tuesday, March 16 with Dixie State. The Cougars will then head to Los Angeles to kickoff West Coast Conference play in a weekend series with LMU on March 18-20.
The non-conference game on Tuesday against the Trailblazers is scheduled to be played at Bruce Hurst Field with the first pitch at 6:05 p.m. MT. The game will be streamed live on the WAC Digital Network and also broadcast by BYU Sports Network on BYU Radio FM 107.9, BYUCougars.com and the BYU Cougars app. Live stats are available through the Dixie State website.
The Cougars (3-10) have yet to play at home in 2021, having played 13 road games at Texas State (4), No. 10 Texas (4), No. 23 Oregon State (3) and Utah (2). BYU was originally slated to play its season home opener versus the Utes on Saturday, March 13, but the game was rescheduled for May 18 due to inclement weather.
Dixie State (1-10) returns home after playing seven-straight games on the road at Wichita State (3) and New Mexico State (4). The Trailblazers outslugged the Aggies in game four of the series 19-13 for their first victory as a member of the Western Athletic Conference and first win as a NCAA Division 1 baseball program.
BYU and Dixie State have previously met 10 times in baseball, with the Cougars having won all ten games. Cougar skipper Mike Littlewood was the head coach at Dixie State from 1996-2012. In 16 seasons, he complied a record of 605-249 (.708), while leading DSU to four NJCAA College World Series appearances and a NJCAA National Championship in 2004.
LMU (7-7) returns home to host BYU after playing seven-straight games on the road at Washington (3) and Cal (4). The Lions took two of three games from the Huskies and one of four from the Cal Bears.
The Cougars and Lions have met 32 times with LMU holding a 17-15 advantage in the series. Due to the 2020 pandemic, the conference foes last met during the regular-season at BYU on March 2-4, 2019. LMU took game one 5-1, but BYU bounced back with wins on Friday (8-5) and Saturday (10-3) to capture the series and propel the Cougars towards a WCC regular-season title.
The BYU-LMU games are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. PT on Thursday and Friday, with Saturday’s game at 1:00 p.m. PT. Thursday's game will be streamed live on the WCC Network. The other two games will not be streamed. The BYU Sports Network on BYU Radio FM 107.9, BYUCougars.com and the BYU Cougars app, will broadcast all three games live. Stats are available through StatBroadcast.