FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
San Marcos, Texas – The Texas State Athletic Department and head coach Ty Harrington released the 2013 baseball schedule on Thursday, revealing a 55-game slate that features 30 games at Bobcat Ballpark and 25 away games. The Bobcats’ season will open with their annual home tournament, the Bobcat Invitational, on February 15-17. The three-day tournament will feature three games against Missouri State, Tulane and Sam Houston.
With their first season in the WAC, the Bobcats will play some new competitors as well as a few familiar teams. The Bobcats will have a very competitive schedule that features 11 NCAA Regional qualifiers from 2012. The Bobcats will play in-state opponents like Texas A&M, Baylor, Houston, Texas and Rice. San Marcos will also play host to some new, out-of-state competition such as Seattle U, LA Tech and Northern Kentucky.
Texas State has its first set of out-of-state games against Oregon State and Oregon. The Bobcats will play a three-game set against Oregon State on March 8-10 before visiting Oregon on March 12-13 in a two-game midweek match-up. Texas State will also travel to New Mexico and California later in the season.
Texas State’s midweek schedule includes the Bobcats’ first away game February 19 against Baylor. Later in the season, the Bobcats will host notable competitors like Baylor (April 16), Texas A&M (April 23), and Rice (May 14) for midweek games. The team will also hit the road for a pair of games against Texas (March 26; April 9) at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
Texas State’s first and only season in the WAC begins on March 22 when the Bobcats will travel to New Mexico State. Towards the latter part of the season, Texas State play with six straight away games as the team heads to rival UTSA on May 3-5 and UT Arlington on May 10-12 before finishing the regular season conference schedule with a home series against Dallas Baptist on May 16-18.
The WAC Tournament will be held May 22-26 at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. The winning team of the tournament will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Regional.