New Orleans begins fall baseball practices

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Privateers take the field for the first team practices of the academic year

NEW ORLEANS – The University of New Orleans held its first team practice of the 2016-17 academic year on Monday, as the Privateers begin their fall practice schedule at Maestri Field.

The Privateers will hold 21 full squad practices, concluding on Tuesday, Nov. 15 with a five-game Fall World Series. The Fall World Series begins on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and culminates on Saturday, Nov. 19 with a Family Day Celebration.

“We are excited to finally be starting fall practice,” head coach Blake Dean explained. “The guys worked hard in the summer and the first couple weeks of the fall in their individual workouts, and now it’s time to see how much progress they have made and what more we need to work on heading into the spring.”

UNO practices begin at 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and at 10 a.m. on Saturday with no practice on Sunday. Every Privateers baseball practice is open to the public, with Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday including intrasquad scrimmages.

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