Dixie State University's baseball program will celebrate its past, present and future during its 2018 Dugout Club Spring Kickoff Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, with events and activities for baseball alumni, supporters and fans of the program.
The weekend's festivities begin with a four-person golf scramble tournament at Coral Canyon Golf Course on Friday beginning at 9 a.m. There are a few team/player tournament spots still available for $100 per player and $400 per foursome, which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, a gift bag for each player and lunch.
Following the tournament, the sixth-annual baseball banquet will be held Friday at the DSU Gardner Center Ballroom at 6 p.m. The dinner will include a silent auction and a meet-and-greet with the 2018 DSU baseball team.
As part of the banquet and auction, Dixie State baseball will recognize its past, present and future in a special town hall event featuring DSU Athletic Hall of Famers in 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star and current Washington Nationals pitcher Brandon Kintzler and former Major League hurler Brandon Lyon.
In addition, DSU Hall of Fame baseball coach Mike Littlewood will be part of the town hall, along with current players in junior infielders Wyatt Branch and Joe Raymond. Dixie State will also honor the 2017 Dixie Little League Baseball Team, which came within one win of becoming the first Utah team to play in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Seating for the banquet is still available. The cost for the dinner is $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight.
Then, on Saturday, Feb. 3, the 2018 Trailblazer baseball team will take on Dixie's past players in the annual Alumni Game at Bruce Hurst Field beginning at 1 p.m. Prior to first pitch, the Trailblazer baseball program will officially dedicate the new Alumni Clubhouse. The new clubhouse features 35 new lockers, new flooring and other facility improvements.
There is a $20 fee for alumni who wish to play in the game, which includes batting practice, a vintage DSU jersey and lunch. Admission to the Alumni Game is free for all fans.
Dixie State, which advanced to the NCAA West Regional championship game last season and has appeared in the last six NCAA postseason tournaments overall, officially opens the 2018 season with a six-game homestand against Montana State Billings and Cal State San Bernardino from Feb. 8-11.
Steve Johnson is the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing at Dixie State University. For more DSU Athletics news, please visit www.dixieathletics.com and follow Dixie State on Twitter at @DixieAthletics.