Panthers 2009 College Baseball Schedule Now Available

Head Coach-Scott Doffek- Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Head Coach-Scott Doffek- Wisconsin-Milwaukee

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball coach Scott Doffek has made the 2009 schedule available to the general public. The schedule, which is still tentative at this time, again features a lengthy road stint (22 games) to begin the season, playing big-name teams like Arizona State and Michigan as the season begins. The home opener is scheduled for April 3rd against UIC.

“Once again we have put together a very challenging schedule,” Doffek said. “We will be playing some of the best this country has to offer. The goal here is, and has always been, to not only get to, but to win a regional. We want to take every chance we can to play at that level of competition.”

The Panthers, who finished second in the Horizon League Tournament last spring, will look for a return trip to the NCAA Tournament when they wrap up the 2009 season with a trip to Cleveland for the league tournament.

“Playing in the Horizon League has become increasingly more competitive in the past several years. Every program has raised the bar and it is great to see,” Doffek said. “We expect the league will be tough from top to bottom, with every weekend being filled with close games. We know the type of work and dedication it takes to compete at the national level
and that includes the Horizon League. We are all excited for the journey.”

2009 UWM BASEBALL SCHEDULE (Tentative)
FEB 20 ARIZONA STATE
FEB 21 ARIZONA STATE (DH) Tempe, AZ
FEB 22 ARIZONA STATE
FEB 27 JACKSONVILLE
FEB 28 AKRON Jacksonville, FL
MARCH 1 MICHIGAN
MARCH 6 LOUISVILLE
MARCH 7 LOUISVILLE Louisville, KY
MARCH 8 LOUISVILLE
MARCH 13 AUSTIN PEAY
MARCH 14 AUSTIN PEAY (DH) Clarksville, TN
MARCH 15 AUSTIN PEAY
MARCH 18 CENTRAL MICHIGAN (DH) Mt. Pleasant, MI
MARCH 24 NORTHERN IOWA (DH) Waterloo, IA
MARCH 27 VALPARAISO Valparaiso, IN
MARCH 28 VALPARAISO (DH)
APRIL 1 NORTHERN ILLINOIS DeKalb, IL
APRIL 3 UIC MILWAUKEE
APRIL 4 UIC (DH)
APRIL 7 CHICAGO STATE (DH) Chicago, IL
APRIL 10 WRIGHT STATE MILWAUKEE
APRIL 11 WRIGHT STATE (DH)
APRIL 14 MINNESOTA St. Paul, MN
APRIL 17 YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown, OH
APRIL 18 YOUNGSTOWN (DH)
APRIL 21 CHICAGO STATE (DH) MILWAUKEE
APRIL 25 YOUNGSTOWN (DH) MILWAUKEE
APRIL 26 CLEVELAND STATE (DH) MILWAUKEE
APRIL 28 NORTHERN ILLINOIS MILWAUKEE
APRIL 29 NORTHWESTERN Evanston, IL
MAY 1 CLEVELAND STATE Cleveland, OH
MAY 2 CLEVELAND STATE (DH)
MAY 5 IOWA Iowa City, IA
MAY 8 UIC (DH) Chicago, IL
MAY 9 BUTLER (DH) Indianapolis, IN
MAY 12 NIU Rockford, IL
MAY 13 NIU Rockford, IL
MAY 15 BUTLER MILWAUKEE
MAY 16 BUTLER (DH)
MAY 19-23 Horizon League Tournament Cleveland, OH