FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The 2012 LMU baseball schedule, headlined by a three-game series on the road at 2011 College World Series qualifier Texas, has been released by fourth-year Head Coach Jason Gill.
The Lions will play 55 games this year, including 27 at home in Page Stadium. LMU will host three non-conference weekend series, while playing three non-conference weekend series on the road.
Three of this year’s opponents advanced to the postseason a year ago, including WCC Champion San Francisco, Big West powerhouse Cal State Fullerton, and College World Series qualifier Texas.
LMU will open the 2012 season with a three-game series against UNLV on February 17. The Lions will then host Cal Poly for four games starting on February 24, concluding a seven-game home stand to begin the 2012 campaign.
Seven road games will follow, beginning with a non-conference midweek clash with Cal State Fullerton on February 29. The Lions will then hit the road for back-to-back three-game road series at UC Santa Barbara (March 2-4) and Texas (March 9-11).
Indiana will come to town on March 15 to conclude the non-conference home weekend series before LMU travels to Nevada for three games from March 23-25.
Including the game at Fullerton on February 29, LMU will play a home-and-away two-game midweek series with three opponents, splitting games with the Titans, Cal State Northridge, and UC Riverside over the course of the season. The Lions will also play a lone game against USC at Dedeaux Field on April 10, and a single game at San Diego State on May 15. With the use of a midweek game, LMU will also play a home-and-away four-game series against Long Beach State. That series will see the first home game played on Tuesday, April 17 before the final three are played from May 5-7, including road games to bookend the trio.
West Coast Conference play begins on March 30 when Saint Mary’s comes to Page Stadium for three games. LMU will vary its start times for WCC weekend series this year, as Friday’s game will begin at 3 PM, Saturday at 2 PM, and Sunday at 1 PM. Other conference-foes scheduled to come to LMU for three-game series include defending-WCC Champion San Francisco (April 13-15), Portland (April 20-22), and cross-town rival Pepperdine (May 18-20).
In-conference road series for LMU include the first trip to Provo, Utah to play BYU (April 5-7), and three-game sets at Gonzaga (April 27-29), San Diego (May 11-13), and Santa Clara to end the regular season (May 25-27).
The NCAA postseason will begin with Regional play at selected sites from June 1-4, followed by the Super Regional the following weekend, June 8-11. The College World Series, in its second season at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, will run Friday, June 15 until Tuesday, June 26 in Omaha, Neb.