North Carolina Central Sets 2009 Schedule

The North Carolina Central Eagles have released their 2009 baseball schedule. Head Coach Henry White and the Eagles open the season at the HBCU Classic in Savannah, Georgia (Feb. 20-22). From there, the Eagles will play a two game mid-week set at Davidson (Feb. 24-25) before returning to Durham for the home opener against Saint Augustine’s (Mar. 1).

A ten game homestand continues with four mid-week games: a doubleheader against Norfolk State (Mar. 4) and a doubleheader against Longwood (Mar. 5). NCCU’s first home weekend series will be against Savannah State (Mar. 7-8). The homestand concludes with weekday games against Coppin State (Mar. 10) and Campbell (Mar. 11).

The Eagles then hit the road for a game against Winthrop (Mar. 12) and a doubleheader at North Carolina A&T (Mar. 14). North Carolina A&T travels back to Durham to face NCCU on their homefield in a single game the following day (Mar. 15). A pair of mid-week games against North Carolina State (Mar. 17) and UNC-Wilmington (Mar. 18) are next on the schedule for the Eagles. After that, a three game weekend series at Savannah State (Mar. 21-22) awaits NCCU.

Next on the schedule will be weekday home games against Gardner-Webb (Mar. 24) and Virginia State (Mar. 25). After an off weekend, the Eagles will square off with cross-town foe Duke (Mar. 31) for a mid-week matchup.

The Eagles will then have to navigate a fifteen game roadtrip. The roadtrip starts with a two game weekend set at Florida A&M (April 4-5). The Eagles will then travel to Duke (April 7) and visit Longwood (April 9) for a doubleheader. The following day NCCU will make a return trip to Virginia State (April 10) for a single game. The roadtrip continues as the Eagles play a single game against Coppin State (April 13), a doubleheader against Delaware State (April 14), and a doubleheader against Norfolk State (April 15). After playing five games in three days, NCCU will take a day off before travelling to Elon for a two-game series (April 17-18). The three week long roadtrip will close with mid-week trips to Campbell (April 20) and Gardner-Webb (April 22).

After not having a home game in more than three weeks, the Eagles will gladly welcome Florida A&M (April 23-24) to Durham for a two game set. NCCU will then play single road games at UNC-Wilmington (April 28) and North Carolina State (May 3). A three game set at Maryland Eastern Shore (May 8-9) wraps up the regular season slate for the Eagles.

2009 North Carolina Central University Schedule