Washington starts Fall Practice
SEATTLE – The Washington baseball team opened its fall practice season today. The Huskies, under first-year head coach Lindsay Meggs, will spend the next four weeks on the field at Husky Ballpark in preparation for the 2010 season.
The first day of school at the UW isn’t until Sept. 30, so until that day, the Diamond Dawgs will hold two-a-day practices most days. After school starts, practices will be held once a day with the fall season wrapping up with the Alumni Game on Sunday, Oct. 11.
Louisville begins Fall Practice
After sweeping the BIG EAST Conference regular-season and tournament titles and advancing to an NCAA Super Regional for the second time in three years, the Cardinals enter the fall with expectations for even greater success in 2010. Entering his fourth season as the Cards’ head coach, Dan McDonnell will lead his team through more than five weeks of full-squad practices before closing the fall with the fourth annual Pizza Bowl intra-squad series on Oct. 20-22.
Ohio State starts Fall Practice
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team held its first practice of the 2009 fall season Monday at Bill Davis Stadium under lovely blue skies with superb September temperatures reaching near 80 degrees. The practice opened with a two-lap jog around the stadium, including passing the freshly painted outfield walls, before stretching exercises under the direction of strength and conditioning coach Luke Tipple.
Then coach Bob Todd addressed the team in the dugout before sending the players onto the field to continue the morning activities. Speaking with a lingering writer, Todd said the mission of the fall practices was to work on fundamentals and technique and to start to get the team ready to win a Big Ten championship and play in an NCAA tournament.