Due to weather conditions, Friday night's Welcome Cookout has been rescheduled to Saturday, January 22, at noon. Please see below for the updated schedule.

SAINT LEO, Fla. - The Saint Leo baseball program will be hosting Alumni Weekend on January 22, 2011.  The weekend will begin Saturday at noon with a cookout for alumni and friends while the 2011 edition of the Lions’ baseball team plays an intra-squad game at Thomas B. Southard Stadium.  Admission for the Saturday Alumni Lunch and intra-squad game will be $5.00 per person, and include the barbecue dinner and refreshments.

The Alumni Weekend will conclude Saturday night with second annual “Opening Night with the Lions” with special guest speaker and former switch-hitting second baseman for the Saint Leo College Monarchs J.P. Ricciardi.  The event will be held in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms in the Saint Leo University Student Community Center, and will begin with reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.

Now a front-office executive for the New York Mets, Ricciardi served as Senior Vice-President of baseball operations and General Manager of the Toronto Blue Jays for nine seasons and most recently was an analyst for ESPN’s award-winning Baseball Tonight show.  He was a three-year starter on the SLU baseball team, and was inducted into the Saint Leo Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.

Tickets for “Opening Night with the Lions” featuring J.P. Ricciardi are available for $100.

Those interested in registering for any of the Saint Leo Baseball Alumni Weekend events should contact Saint Leo head baseball coach Russ McNickle at russell.mcnickle@saintleo.edu or by phone at 352-588-8227. 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22
Welcome Cookout and Intrasquad Scrimmage
Noon at Thomas B. Southard Stadium
$5 per person

“Opening Night with the Lions”
Honoring Former Lion J.P. Ricciardi ’81
6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:30 p.m. - Dinner
Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardroom, Student Community Center
$100 per person

Opening Night with the Lions Invitation- http://saintleolions.athleticsite.net/specialevents/baseballbanquet.pdf
Opening Night with the Lions Response Card- http://saintleolions.athleticsite.net/specialevents/baseballresponse.pdf