The Tucson, Ariz., native coaches third base and works with the catchers and, yes, is the team’s hitting coach.■ A reminder: The double-header originally scheduled for Saturday has moved to Friday. Game 1 @ 4PM.
Though Field hit just .207 at Missouri, he helped spark the Tigers’ run in the 2006 postseason. The catcher was 4 for 11, including a five-RBI game against Oklahoma, in the Big 12 Tournament. Field then went 7 for 17 and was named to the all-region team as the Tigers won the NCAA regional at Pepperdine.
■ The Tigers have 4 games scheduled against the Fighting Sioux of North Dakota, a team ranked 284th in RPI among 300 Division I teams, according to Boyd's World. Then they host Arkansas-Pine Bluff, ranked 289th in RPI, for a pair of games this coming week.
Mizzou is currently ranked 126th in the Boyd's World RPI rankings.
Any bets on how many places MU's RPI ranking will fall - even if the Tigers go 6-0 against these teams?