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Surprise, Arizona, is familiar turf for the University of New Mexico baseball team, even if it’s not always friendly.
The Lobos will open the 2020 season there Friday, facing No. 25 Oregon State as part of the annual Collegiate Baseball Classic. UNM will take on BYU for a doubleheader Saturday and conclude the tournament Sunday against Gonzaga.
Friday’s opener feels especially familiar as New Mexico will battle Oregon State in Surprise for a third straight year. The Beavers were ranked seventh nationally last season and defeated the Lobos by 6-5 and 5-0 scores. UNM defeated Minnesota and Gonzaga in its other two tournament games.