Leary announces 2009 baseball schedule
Lehigh baseball coach Sean Leary announced the 2009 schedule on Thursday, which includes trips up and down the east coast and appearances in the Palm Beach Challenge and the Liberty Bell Classic.
Leary’s squad will spend the first month of the season on the road, traveling to the warmer-weather South throughout the latter parts of February and early March. The Mountain Hawks open up with a trip to Hattiesburg, Miss., where they will play a three-game set with Southern Miss from Feb. 20-22. The opening weekend will be a challenge for The Mountain Hawks, as the Goldan Eagles won 41 games last season, including 25 in Hattiesburg.
Lehigh will follow up its Southern Miss. trip with a tour of the Potomac region, playing Maryland-Eastern Shore and George Washington, before heading to Palm Beach for Spring Break.
Last season, the Mountain Hawks enjoyed their time in sunny Florida, as they earned a 5-1 record at the Palm Beach Challenge. The Brown and White notched some impressive victories against Boston College, Notre Dame and in-state foe Penn. The Mountain Hawks even fit in a competitive game with then No. 6 Miami before heading back to the cooler Northern climate. FULL STORY
2009 College Baseball Schedule- Lehigh
Rice Baseball Announces 2008-2009 Fall & Spring Schedule
With no shortage to top-flight competition and what may prove to be one the toughest slate of games in the country, the Rice Owls’ baseball schedule for the upcoming 2009 season was announced on Thursday, Oct. 2. The spring may be baseball’s official seasonal home, but there’s also something new in the fall for the Owls’ schedule. There are a total of four exhibition games against other schools to be played this fall as part of the baseball team’s off-season training period.
There are 56 games on the full 2008-2009 Rice schedule. The 52-game spring slate features 29 home games at Reckling Park and a total of 36 in the city of Houston. The Blue & Gray returns downtown to Minute Maid Park for three games in the Houston College Classic Feb. 27-Mar. 1, the annual tournament hosted by major league baseball’s Houston Astros. The Owls play at least 26 games against teams that advanced to NCAA Regionals a year ago and that number will increase once the Houston College Classic’s schedule is finalized for participating teams Rice, Baylor, Texas A&M, UCLA, UC-Irvine and the University of Houston. FULL STORY
2009 College Baseball Schedule- Rice
Middle Tennessee Baseball announces 2009 schedule
The Blue Raider baseball program will open the 2009 season at the newly renovated Reese Smith Field as announced by head coach Steve Peterson on Thursday.
Middle Tennessee will play host to a three-game series with Missouri State, Feb.20-22 to open the season and begin a stretch in which the Blue Raiders will play six of its first seven games at home.
“Our home opener is Missouri State, a ball club not far removed from the College World Series, who is one of the strongest teams in the Missouri Valley conference. So we will have our hands full early with a team that we have not had much success against,” Peterson said.
After a short trip to Nashville to face Belmont on Feb. 24 the Blue Raiders will return home to play Tennessee Tech, Jacksonville State and Memphis. FULL STORY
2009 College Baseball Schedule- Middle Tennessee
Wake Forest Releases 2009 Baseball Schedule
Thirty-three home games and 22 games against teams that competed in the 2008 NCAA Tournament highlight the 2009 Wake Forest baseball schedule, released on Thursday by head coach Rick Rembielak.
The 2009 season marks the return of Wake Forest baseball to Ernie Shore Field. The Deacons played at Ernie Shore before moving to Hooks Stadium for the last 28 years. The Deacs will play 33 home contests at Ernie Shore. Wake last played a game at Ernie Shore in the 2002 season, when the Deacs hosted a NCAA Regional.
Wake Forest will make two appearances on television during the 2009 regular season. Wake’s contests at Duke on March 28 and at Virginia Tech on April 4 will be shown on Fox Sports South.
The Deacons will host the Wake Forest Invitational during the first two weekends of the season. Wake Forest plays its first game at Ernie Shore Field on Friday, February 20, hosting Akron at 6 p.m. The Deacons play a pair of games on the February 21, facing Akron at 2:30 p.m., before battling Old Dominion at 6 p.m. Wake closes out the first weekend against Marshall on February 22 at 2:30 p.m. FULL STORY
2009 College Baseball Schedule- Wake Forest