Posted by Joey Mullins on 2008-10-09

Due to the devastation from multiple hurricanes during the past few months, the Samford baseball program has had to cancel its trip to Havana, Cuba, scheduled for Oct. 17-21, the athletics department announced on Thursday.

The Cuban government has asked all organizations that had planned travel to the island to suspend all travel for the duration of 2008.

Randy Pittman, Samford's vice president for university relations, said efforts would be made to reschedule to trip, hopefully for fall 2009.

The baseball team is currently in the middle of fall practice. The team will hold its annual Parents and Alumni Day with a scrimmage and cookout on Saturday prior to the football team's home game against second-ranked Appalachian State.

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