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WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army baseball head coach Joe Sottolano released the Black Knights’ 2012 schedule this week. The rigorous slate features 19 home games at Doubleday Field, including three Patriot League series.
Army will open its season the third weekend of February (17-19) as the Black Knights travel to High Point, N.C., to face High Point in a three-game series. The team will then make the trek to Washington, D.C., for a three-game set versus George Washington the following weekend (Feb. 25-26).
After a three-game series at UMBC (March 2-4), Army will kick off its annual spring break trip to Florida with a three-game set opposite Sacred Heart (March 10-11). Several additional games will be added to the Black Knights’ spring break trip at a later date.
Following the sojourn to the Sunshine State, the Black Knights return to West Point for their home opener versus Quinnipiac on March 20. Army then hosts Ivy League foe Harvard in a four-game weekend series March 24-25.
A midweek trip to Columbia (March 28) serves as the Black Knights’ final tune-up before ushering in Patriot League play at defending champion Navy over the weekend of March 31-April 1.
Army then hosts conference rivals Lehigh (April 7-8), Lafayette (April 14-15) and Bucknell (April 21-22) in consecutive weekends, before closing out league play at Holy Cross (April 28-29).
Midweek home games versus Manhattan (April 4) and St. Peter’s (April 17) dot the schedule, as do road tests at Siena (April 10) and New York Tech (May 2). Army will also play Marist at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, N.Y., in the seventh-annual Hudson Valley Baseball Classic on April 25.
Army returns 16 lettermen from last season’s team, including All-Patriot League selections Zach Price and J.T. Watkins. The Black Knights also bring back a wealth of talented pitchers with all four weekend starters returning to the fold.