University of Minnesota, Crookston Baseball Team Makes Changes to Schedule

Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445

(Crookston, Minn.)- University of Minnesota, Crookston Head Baseball Coach Chris Vito has announced changes to the 2011 Golden Eagle schedule. With the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome inoperable, U of M, Crookston lost scheduled doubleheaders against Valley City State University, Jamestown College and Mayville State University.

The Golden Eagles will travel to Lawrence, Kan. on February 26-27 for three games. U of M, Crookston will take on Jamestown College and Kansas Wesleyan University on February 26 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. respectively. On February 27, the Golden Eagles will face Jamestown College again at 11 a.m. All three games will be nine-inning contests and will be held at Free State High School which boasts a state of the art turfed, lighted field.

"We are extremely excited to kick off our season against these teams in Lawrence, Kansas," says Coach Vito. "I want to thank Tom Hager (Jamestown College Head Coach) for pulling this together."

The games will be the season openers for both U of M, Crookston and Jamestown College. The Golden Eagles started practice on January 11.

The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).