UHV coach has eyes on pitchers, infielders
UHV vs. Alvin Community College
1 p.m. Tuesday, Riverside Stadium
The importance of the University of Houston-Victoria's baseball scrimmage should not be overstated or understated.
The Jaguars have been practicing for just over a week and will see game action for the first time when they face Alvin Community College on Tuesday at Riverside Stadium.
"It's probably a little earlier than I wanted," said UHV coach Terry Puhl. "There was nothing we could do about it so we've speeded up our pitchers and have been pushing them pretty hard."
Puhl is especially interested to see how his pitchers perform in game conditions during the Jaguars' only scrimmage of the fall.
"We may have a couple of guys who throw two innings," Puhl said. "We want to see if they belong. We want to see who fits in our core positions."
Puhl also wants to take a close look at the players in the infield.
"We'll have a lot of new guys on the infield," Puhl said. "I'm not so concerned about the hitting because I'm working on that with them. But I want to see how they move."
The teams are expected to play a pair of seven inning games, depending on the pitchers available.
The Jaguars open the regular season with a pair of doubleheaders against Northwood University on Jan. 28 and 29 at Riverside Stadium.