March 16, 2001

Swinging Through the South

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After what seems like a decade’s worth of indoor practices, the baseball team heads down to sunny Homestead, Fla., next week to play a loaded schedule of intense competition.

The seven-day stint will include games against Hartford, Northeastern, Stony Brook, Drexel, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. However, the biggest test will come on Wednesday, when the Red will take on perennial national powerhouse Miami.

The men started their year against Bucknell two weekends ago and have seen little practice time outside.

“This week will answer a lot of questions within the team, as well as allowing us to see how we’ll react in a game situation,” commented head coach Tom Ford.

The upcoming week will thus provide the Red with an opportunity to find its rhythm both individually and as a team.

Cornell remains untested and heads into the week somewhat uncertain about what to expect during its trip south. The game against the Hurricanes should be the most interesting gauge for the team and will certainly provide an opportunity for an early season upset.

Looking towards its upcoming Ivy League season, the Red hopes this week will be just what the team needs to be hitting on all cylinders come March 31st when it faces Brown.

“This weekend should allow us to get some good experience and hopefully win some games. And it’s about time we got outside and saw some good competition,” summed up Ford.

Archived article by Scott Jones