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PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania baseball team and W. Joseph Blood head coach John Yurkow announced their schedule for the 2014 season on Thursday. The early non-conference portion of the season features trips to such places like Dallas, Texas and Annapolis, Md., while the Ivy League portion kicks off at the end of March.
The season begins on Feb. 28 when the Quakers travel south to Dallas for four games in three days, including one doubleheader on March 1, with Dallas Baptist. The road trip continues when the Red and Blue return to the east coast for four games in Annapolis. From March 7-9, Penn will play one game a day, alternating between Monmouth and the host Navy.
The Quakers will continue their road swing with a couple of games close to home in Dover, Del. against Delaware State on March 11 and 12. Following that, Penn will head south for the weekend once again with Richmond, Va. as the destination. There they will face the Spiders in three contests from March 14, 15 and 16. The Red and Blue finish off the long road trip with the Big 5 season opener at Villanova on March 19.
Penn will finally make its home season debut at Meiklejohn Stadium on March 22 when Lafayette comes to Philadelphia for a doubleheader. The Quakers will then head to Easton, Pa. for a road doubleheader against the Cougars the following day. Then on March 26, Penn and Lafayette will meet once more for an opening round Liberty Bell Classic matchup at Meiklejohn.
The final weekend of March will see the Red and Blue make their 2014 Ivy League debut when Yale and Brown come to Philadelphia for back-to-back doubleheaders on March 29 and 30, respectively.
April 1 will see Penn take part in a second round Liberty Bell Classic game against another squad that will be determined by the first round results.
The Quakers then head north for their Ivy road opener in a doubleheader at Harvard on April 5. Then they travel to Hanover, N.H. the following day for a doubleheader at Dartmouth. After the back-to-back Ivy weekend, Penn will return home for another Big 5 matchup on April 9, this time against La Salle.
Cornell is then next on the docket for Yurkow’s squad as the Big Red comes to Philadelphia for back-to-back Ivy doubleheaders on April 12 and 13. The homestand then finishes up against Lehigh on April 16.
In the penultimate weekend of regular season competition, the Quakers will head to Princeton, N.J. for two road league doubleheaders on April 19 and 20 at the Tigers. The regular season finale will finish up with the annual home-and-home doubleheaders, first at home against Columbia on April 25, then on the road against the Lions in New York, N.Y. on April 26.