Feb. 25, 2006
DOTHAN, Ala. -- For a second consecutive year, Mother Nature intervened on the Wiregrass Baseball Classic in Dothan, causing the cancellation of the UAB vs. South Alabama matchup on Saturday.
Head coach Larry Giangrosso's squad will now play two games on Sunday, opening up with a familiar foe in South Alabama. These two programs have played 82 games against each other in their history, with USA holding a 52-30 advantage. The Jaguars come into the contest with a 6-4 record, and are lead by the powerful bat of David Freese, who is hitting .488 with 17 RBIs on the young season.
Game two of the day will see the Blazers and the Troy Trojans take the field. This rivalry extends back to 1979, when these two teams met up on the baseball diamond for the first time. Since then, they have tangled 27 times with the men of Troy holding a ever so slight 14-13 advantage over the Blazers. Troy comes into the classic on a five game losing streak, with their season record standing at 3-5.
Game one against South Alabama will begin at 3 p.m, and the second contest against Troy is scheduled for a 5:30 first pitch. For complete coverage of Blazer baseball, check www.uabsports.com.