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Fordham releases 2011 Schedule

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
Bronx, N.Y. – Fordham baseball head coach Nick Restaino announced the team’s 2011 schedule today, as the Rams will begin play on February 18th in Virginia.

Except for 1944, the Fordham baseball program has played every year since 1859 and stands as the winningest program in NCAA history. The Rams will be competing for their sixth Atlantic 10 Championship tournament berth in the last eight years, in hopes of being at the 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship, which will take place May 25-28 at Campbell’s Field in Camden, New Jersey.

Fordham is scheduled to have 20 home games this season, which includes four Atlantic 10 weekend series at Houlihan Park.

Fordham will open the season at NCAA Championship participant, VCU, for a three-game series, February 18-20, followed by three games at McCrary Park, home of the Asheboro Copperheads, in Asheboro, North Carolina. The Rams will play against the Iona Gaels in a three-game set, February 26-27, with a doubleheader on the 26th.

The Rams will then have their home opener on March 2nd, as they host cross town rival Manhattan College at Houlihan Park.

Fordham returns to the road for a three games in Winston Salem, North Carolina, as the Rams play a round robin series from March 4th-6th. The Rams will take on host Wake Forest on March 4th, followed by games against Towson and Radford.

After a return home for a game against New York Tech on March 8th, Fordham will take on Charleston Southern in a four-game series from March 11th-15th, and then travel for a single game against Campbell on March 16th.

Fordham then makes its way back into the tri-state area to compete in the Strike Out Cancer Tournament, hosted by Seton Hall University, March 18th-20th. Fordham will have games against Seton Hall, NJIT, and Stony Brook in the tournament

The Rams begin Atlantic 10 action on the road at La Salle for three games, March 25th- 27th. Besides Richmond, Fordham will play conference road series at Charlotte (April 22-24), Saint Louis (April 29-May 1), and Massachusetts (May 13-15).

The Rams’ first home conference series will take place April 8th-10th, as the team hosts St. Bonaventure. Fordham will also host Atlantic 10 opponents George Washington (April 15-17), Saint Joseph’s (May 6-8), and defending Atlantic 10 champion Xavier (May 19-21) at Houlihan Park.

After the Strike Out Cancer tournament, Fordham’s remaining non-league contests are against Stony Brook, Fairfield, Albany, New York Tech, Rutgers, Iona, Columbia, Manhattan, and Seton Hall. Fordham will also have a non-league game against Massachusetts on April 2nd.