SXU baseball coach Mike Dooley will have his Cougars play St. Francis three times Saturday
SXU baseball coach Mike Dooley will have his Cougars play St. Francis three times Saturday
Baseball - Sat, Apr. 23, 2011

Joliet, Ill. - Bright clear skies on Saturday and an unpredictable forecast for next week will create for a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference tripleheader for rivals Saint Xavier University and University of St. Francis at Silver Cross Field in Joliet today.

Officials from the two universities confirmed the agreement earlier this morning with the first of the three seven-inning games slated to begin at noon. Each of the next two contests will start 20 minutes after the conclusion of the previous game.

The three-game set could have a major bearing on the CCAC standings after all is said and done by Saturday evening as St. Francis (29-9, 18-4 CCAC) is just one-half game behind league frontrunner Olivet Nazarene University with Saint Xavier (23-19-1, 15-5) two-and-one-half games behind the Tigers.

Olivet Nazarene (27-15, 19-4) is hosting Trinity Christian College (15-24, 9-14) in a doubleheader today beginning at 1 p.m.

Robert Morris University, which hosts Roosevelt University today for two games, sits one game behind Olivet Nazarene and one-half game behind St. Francis. The Eagles are 30-15 overall and 16-4 in league play.