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PINE BLUFF, AR – The UAPB Baseball team will play 27 road games and 25 home contests in 2013. The schedule includes eight SWAC conference weekends along with contests against 2013 NCAA Tournament participants Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Samford, and TCU.
The Golden Lions will open the season at home on February 15 against North Dakota State in a three-game series at the Torii Hunter Baseball Complex. Following their home opener, UAPB will play its next 17 out of 22 contests on the road.
“We’re excited about our schedule for this upcoming season,” shared third year Head Coach Carlos James. “We have a good mix of teams with our non-conference slate as well as a mentally and physically challenging first month to the year that I believe will prepare our players for not only the remaining schedule but also conference play.”
After the Golden Lions host NDSU, they will head to Oklahoma (Feb. 19-20) prior to their first of three non-conference weekend series on the road. UAPB will also play at McNeese State (Feb. 22-24), at Southeast Louisiana (Mar. 15-17), and at Samford (Apr. 19-21). In addition, UAPB will hit the road against Ole Miss (Feb. 27), TCU (Mar. 5), Central Arkansas (Mar. 12), Memphis (Apr. 9-10), Mississippi Valley State (Apr. 16), and Alcorn State (Apr. 23).
The Golden Lions will play four home series in conference play and four road series. UAPB will host Southern (March 2-3), Prairie View A&M (Mar. 30-31), Grambling (April 13-14), and Texas Southern (April 27-28). Additional home dates include Central Arkansas (Mar. 20), Alcorn State (Apr. 23), Murray State (Apr. 30 – May 1), plus Mississippi Valley State (May 10).
The 2013 SWAC Baseball Tournament will be held from May 15-19, 2013 at a site to be determined.