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Redshirt junior catcher Nick Kitzmann in action during the NCAA West Region finals in Azusa last May. 21

No. 14 Tritons' Saturday Game at Concordia Postponed by Rain; Home Opener On for Sunday at Noon

UC San Diego

IRVINE, Calif. - The second game of the No. 14 University of California San Diego baseball team's season-opening non-conference series with Concordia University Irvine, scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Eagles Field in Irvine, has been postponed by rain.

UC San Diego's home opener, against Concordia, is still set for a 12 p.m. start on Sunday, Feb. 3, at Triton Ballpark on East Campus in La Jolla. That was originally an 11 a.m. first pitch, but pushed back an hour earlier this week to provide for extra field preparation after the expected rains. Head coach Eric Newman will speak with counterpart Joe Turgeon on Sunday morning and make a determination for the day's action. No further decision will be discussed or taken on Saturday night.

General admission into Triton Ballpark in La Jolla is $5, with entry free for UC San Diego students. Parking is free on campus for everyone. Contrary to prior announcements, it unfortunately does not appear that there will be a video broadcast on Sunday. Live stats can be accessed here, with updates on Twitter (@UCSDbsb).

No makeup date or time has been decided for the middle contest of the series which was wiped out on Saturday in Irvine. Utilizing Monday either in Irvine or La Jolla, or simply rescheduling it for later in the season, remain possibilities.

The Tritons (1-0) took the first game of the set, both clubs' 2019 opener, 3-2 in 10 innings Friday afternoon at Eagles Field.

About UC San Diego Athletics
With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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