Willamette Home Opener with Corban will Start at 2 p.m. on Friday

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- The home opener for the Willamette University baseball team at John Lewis Field against crosstown rival Corban University will start at 2 p.m. (PST) on Friday, Feb. 24, one hour earlier than originally scheduled. The Bearcats and the Warriors will play a single 9-inning game on Friday.

Willamette and Corban plan to complete the series with a doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 25. Although the two games were initially slated for Corban's home field, the doubleheader will be played at either Willamette's John Lewis Field or at Stayton High School, located in Stayton, Ore. The Stayton High School field has artificial turf. A decision will be made regarding the location following Friday's first game in the series.

Regardless of which field is used, the start time for Saturday's doubleheader is set for 11 a.m. (PST).

Willamette enters the weekend with a 1-7 record after starting the season with eight consecutive road games. Corban is 7-1 on the season.

John Lewis Field is located just south of McCulloch Stadium in Bush's Pasture Park (next to Mission Street) in Salem, Ore. Fans should park outside of McCulloch Stadium, walk through the main entrance and proceed behind the football seating to reach the baseball stadium. Admission is FREE.

Senior pitcher Blake Paisley

Senior pitcher Blake Paisley