BU baseball confident heading into opening weekend

By wbng sports

February 14, 2014 Updated Feb 14, 2014 at 12:55 AM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Going south was supposed to mean warmer weather, and outdoor fields to play on for the BU baseball team. In theory it works, but in reality the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina is being affected by the same storm system Binghamton is right now.

That pushed back the start of the Bearcats season. Duke has rescheduled Friday's series opener to a doubleheader on Saturday in Durham.

Whenever BU does take the field against the Blue Devils, they'll be looking to do more than just show up. After last year's run to the NCAA Tournament, this experienced group looks at these big non-conference match-ups as a chance to make a statement.

"I do think the guys are probably very confident and will look at the early season schedule as a chance to, not so much just prepare for the regular season of the America East," said coach Tim Sinicki. "But to go down and compete and maybe win some games."

"You want to match-up against the best and our conference is good, it's really good, it's improving each year, but when you get the chance to play a team in the SEC it just brings a little different vibe," said redshirt junior pitcher Jack Rogalla. "We're excited to hopefully take that series from them."

Duke's baseball team tweeted pictures of snow being removed from their field so looks like baseball will be played this weekend.

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