Sept. 13, 2001
TUCSON, Ariz.- The Arizona baseball program, under the direction of new head coach Andy Lopez, has announced its 2001 Fall baseball schedule. The Wildcats will begin the off-season try-outs, conditioning and intrasquad games on Monday, Oct. 8. Walk-on tryouts and returning player workouts will constitute the first day of Fall Ball followed by the first intrasquad game on Oct. 9.
"The coaching staff is very excited to get out to Sancet Field," said Coach Lopez. "The Fall season will be the first opportunity for us to see the team play as a whole. We're going to get a chance to evaluate where we stand and to work hard at achieving our goals as a team. This is the first step in getting the program back among the elite Division I programs in the country."
Arizona will play a total of 12 "Red-Blue" intrasquad games during the course of the fall season. All games are open to the public and the media. Please see the schedule that follows at the end of this release for dates and times.
The Wildcats return 20 student-athletes from last season's roster, including the entire starting pitching staff and much of the bullpen. Excluding walk-ons that make the team, 10 newcomers to the program will begin their Arizona careers in the fall season.
Arizona Fall Baseball Intrasquad Schedule Date Time Tuesday, Oct. 9 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.17 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 2:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 11 a.m.