- Friday, Noon (CT): MU vs. Cal Poly
- Friday, 8 PM (CT): MU vs. Southern Cal
- Sunday, Noon (CT): MU vs. North Carolina
■ Looking for redemption (PowerMizzou.com)
The new edition of the Tigers will be closer than last year's, according to Brown.
"We hang out a lot more off the field," Brown said. "You see us all together more often. On the field, the communication is better. We have a good feel for each other and what we can do with our abilities."
■ Missouri's baseball, softball teams open seasons in California on Friday (Columbia Misosurian)
Even with his pitching lineup set for the team’s first weekend of play, Jamieson said it will be interesting to see how his pitching staff, which consists of mostly underclassmen, will perform this year.
“We know physically they’re capable and, with what they’ve done in practice, we think they’re good competitors and ready,” Jamieson said. “But nobody has an ERA right now and nobody has a loss attached to their name."
■ Garcia, Mach bring power to middle infield (KBIAsportsextra)
“It’s been a while since we potentially had that much offensive production from those [positions],” said coach Tim Jamieson. “Usually we’ve had one guy at the top of the lineup and one guy at the bottom of the lineup, but with those two guys you’re talking about the 3-4 hole hitters.”
■ ESPN.com appears to be dedicating more attention to college baseball this season
• Video: New Bats for College Baseball
• Seasons Greetings: Quick season preview by Eric Sorenson of CollegeBaseballToday.com
• UCLA earns top seed in early bracketology: by Jeremy Mills of D1Baseball.com