BYU baseball: outlook for 2013 BYU baseball season

By Ralph R. Zobell

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 5 2012 1:15 p.m. MST

"I love the energy these guys bring every day, and appreciate the hard work they have put in on the field, in the weight room, and in the classroom,” Littlewood said. “These guys are hungry for success and they are putting in the necessary work to build a foundation for that success.

“We have a tough, but an exciting schedule and we know we will have to play catch, throw strikes and execute offensively to compete."

The Cougars open the season with a four-game series at the Brooks Wallace Classic in Lubbock, Texas, followed by a four-game series at Baton Rouge, La. Other challenging road games include stops at UNLV and Arizona State.

BYUtv will televise 18 of the Cougars’ home games nationwide. In addition to the WCC games and a pair of clashes with rival Utah, other key home games include a three-game series with Creighton and UC-Irvine and a four-game series with Kansas.

After a one-year hiatus, the Cougars welcome an opportunity to return for a conference tournament, which will be contested among the top four WCC teams in Stockton, Calif.

Ralph R. Zobell has worked for BYU Athletic Media Relations in various capacities for over 30 years. You can view his bio at or contact him at

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