Thursday, February 25, 2010

Game Day: Auburn Classic

■ Complete Auburn Classic schedule
2 PM Friday: Missouri vs. Florida Atlantic
6 PM Friday: Auburn vs. Boston College
11 AM Saturday: Boston College vs. Florida Atlantic
3 PM Saturday: Missouri vs. Auburn
11 AM Sunday: Missouri vs. Boston College
3 PM Sunday: Auburn vs. Florida Atlantic.
Weekend weather in Auburn, AL: Highs in the mid-50s, Lows around 30; Clear skies

■ Check out the Florida Atlantic University Baseball Insider video. The interviewer needs to lay off the Red Bull . . . or maybe he's a life-size bobble-head doll.

FAU Owl Access (a fowl pun) is a site devoted to Florida Atlantic sports. They've got a player feature and several articles in their Baseball Archive.

■ You might want to keep an eye on a weekend series on the west coast, between Cal State-Fullerton and Texas Christian University, one of Mizzou's opponents in the the Houston College Classic next weekend. Baseball America has a preview of that series, along with a few quotes and notes about the poor opening weekend for Texas, another of the Tigers' opponents next weekend.
As for that other newcomer you might have heard about—freshman lefthander Matt Purke, an unsigned first-round pick who turned down seven figures to enroll at TCU—the early returns were good. Purke got the start Saturday and got the victory, striking out eight and walking one over five innings, though he allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits. After allowing three runs in the first two innings (all with two outs), Purke settled into a groove.

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