Oct. 18, 2010
BOCA RATON, FL - Despite baseball season being over three months away, the fall preparations for the 2011 campaign heat up this week on the FAU Baseball diamond.
The Owls will host a pair of events this week showcasing their talent for the upcoming season. On Wednesday, an estimated 20 scouts will be on hand to witness Scout Day. The day will consist of pregame drills and a scrimmage with scouts from various Major League Baseball teams in attendance.
"It's a great day for our guys to showcase what skill sets they possess for the next level," said head coach John McCormack.
The following day, FAU will scrimmage the Ontario Blue Jays for the second consecutive season. The Blue Jays are a Canadian High School select team made up of players set to graduate high school in 2011 and 2012. FAU defeated Ontario 4-0 last year during the scrimmage.
"It is becoming a yearly thing with Ontario and we are excited to play against a team wearing different uniform colors then ours," McCormack said. "Last year I was very pleased with the game and I expect the same this year."
The defending Sun Belt Champions will continue fall practice until the second week of November then pick things back up in January for spring workouts. The 2011 season will open in February.