Oct. 25, 2002
TUCSON, Ariz.- The Arizona baseball team, under the second year of head coach Andy Lopez, announced its 2003 spring schedule today. The Wildcats will play 56 games in the regular season, including three at a four-team classic at the new Spring Training facility in Surprise, Ariz., and a game in Nogales, Ariz., against New Mexico.
The schedule features an up-grade in terms of the talent against which the Wildcats will compete in 2003. Among the non-conference teams Arizona will take on are defending College World Series champions Texas, perennial top 25 teams Baylor and Texas A&M, as well as Minnesota, Oklahoma State and Loyola Marymount.
The traditionally tough Pacific-10 Conference season features home contests against 2002 NCAA super regional participant USC, Washington, California and Oregon State. Including the four home conference series, Arizona will play a total of 31 games at Sancet Field, one in Nogales and three in Surprise.
The Spring Training Classic, on Feb. 21-23, in Surprise will allow Phoenix fans a chance to see the Wildcats closer to home. The four-team invitational will consist of Arizona, Minnesota, Oklahoma State and Loyola Marymount. Each school will play each other once over the weekend, with two games played per day.
A little over a month later, on March 18, Arizona will head south to Nogales, Ariz., for its annual meeting with New Mexico. The two schools will play one contest in the border town before traveling back north to conclude the series in Tucson the next day.
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