Louisiana releases 2010 Schedule

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

ULBaseball Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team will enjoy a home-laden schedule as there are a total of 33 games scheduled for M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field in 2010. Fans will get to watch plenty of action right from the start as the Ragin’ Cajuns will play 15 of their first 17 games at Moore Field.

Tony Robichaux’s squad has mid-week trips to LSU (March 24) and Tulane (April 27) and will play Troy, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky at Moore Field.

The Ragin’ Cajuns will spend nine of the 14 weekends of the 2010 regular season at Moore Field. The 33-game home schedule marks the most games scheduled for Moore Field since the same amount was played at the facility in 2005.

The 16th season under the guidance of Tony Robichaux starts Feb. 19-21 with a three-game series against Nicholls State. The Friday and Saturday games will be held at Moore Field while Sunday’s contest will be held in Thibodaux.

After a home weekend series with Miami University (Feb. 26-28) and a mid-week trip to Southeastern Louisiana (March 3), the Cajuns start a 10-game homestand on March 5 hosting 2009 College World Series participant Southern Miss in the opener of a three-game series.

During the homestand, UL will begin Sun Belt Conference play the weekend of March 12-14 hosting Arkansas State and then conclude the homestand on March 17 against SLU.

The squad’s first weekend away from Lafayette won’t come until March 19-21. The Cajuns will be in Mobile that weekend to face Sun Belt Conference rival South Alabama.

Louisiana will make its second appearance in the new Alex Box Stadium on Wednesday, March 24. It will mark the only meeting between UL and LSU during the season.

For the remainder of the season, Louisiana hosts Sun Belt members Florida Atlantic (March 26-28), Troy (April 9-11), Middle Tennessee (April 30-May 2) and Western Kentucky (May 14-16). The remaining Sun Belt road series are at FIU (April 2-4), UALR (April 16-18), New Orleans (May 7-9) and Louisiana-Monroe (May 20-22). 

For the bye week in SBC play, the Ragin’ Cajuns will stay at the friendly confines of M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field. Louisiana will host LeMoyne the weekend of April 23-25. It’s the first time since 2006 the Cajuns get to spend the bye week at home (hosted Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in 2006).

In addition to the non-conference home-and-home series with Southeastern Louisiana, the Cajuns will also meet in-state foes McNeese State, Northwestern State and Southern in mid-week, home-and-home series. Louisiana will visit Tulane on April 27.

The 2010 Sun Belt Conference Tournament is set for May 26-29 in Murfreesboro, Tenn., at Reese Smith Jr. Field on the Middle Tennessee State University campus.