FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
A 32-game home schedule that features 13 of the first 14 games at Johnny Reagan Field highlights the 2009 Murray State baseball schedule, announced by head coach Rob McDonald on Wednesday.
Fans will get plenty of chances to see the ‘Breds early at the friendly confines of Johnny Reagan Field. The season gets underway on Feb. 20 with a three-game home stand against South Dakota State. After a midweek tilt at Memphis (Feb. 24), the ‘Breds will host a four-game series with Illinois State (Feb. 27-March 1), followed by a midweek game against Arkansas State (March 3), four games with North Dakota State (March 6-8) and a March 11 game against Mississippi Valley State.
MSU will play five games on the road (at St. Louis and Central Arkansas) before opening up Ohio Valley Conference action against defending champion Jacksonville State on March 21-22 at Reagan Field. The following weekend, MSU will play a three-game home series against SIU Edwardsville, the newest member of the OVC that will begin competing in 2010.
The ‘Breds close out the month of March with a contest at Southern Illinois on the 31st. The two teams will meet again on April 1 as they square off at Brooks Stadium in Paducah.
The OVC road slate gets underway at Eastern Illinois (April 4-5) before returning home to face Southeast Missouri (April 10-11). The ‘Breds will spend the final two weekends of April on the road as they travel to Eastern Kentucky (18-19) and Morehead State (25-26).
MSU opens the month of May with a home series against Tennessee Tech (2-3) before playing its final road series at UT Martin (9-10). The ‘Breds final non-conference game is at Arkansas State on May 12. MSU closes out the season with a three-game home series against Austin Peay on May 15-16.
The ‘Breds finished the 2008 season with an overall record of 21-30 and a 12-14 mark in OVC action.