UAM opens season at Minute Maid Park

MONTICELLO — Arkansas at Monticello baseball team is set to open the 2013 baseball season at Houston Astros ballpark in the DII Invitational this weekend in Houston, Texas.

Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros’, in partnership with the University of Central Missouri, is hosting eight NCAA Division II baseball teams — two from the Great American Conference, four from the Lone Star Conference and two from thet Mid America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

The Boll Weevils open the season on Friday against Abilene beginning at 10 a.m. UAM plays Tarleton State on Saturday at 3 p.m., Texas A&M-Kingsville on Sunday at 7 p.m. and Central Missouri on Monday at 10 a.m. Central Missouri is the alma-mater of Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane, who was instrumental in organizing the Invitational.