FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle University head baseball coach Donny Harrel has finalized the 2014 Redhawk baseball schedule, a 54-game regular season schedule that includes 21 home games.
The Redhawks will begin the 2014 campaign with 13 consecutive road contests, starting with four-game weekend series at UC Davis (Feb. 14-16) and at Cal State Northridge (Feb. 21-23). From Feb. 27 through March 1, Seattle U will face BYU at Bruce Hurst Field in St. George, Utah, followed by a midweek series at Oregon March 4-5.
Seattle U opens its home slate at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue with a three-game series against 2013 NCAA Tournament participant Cal Poly March 7-9, followed by a two-game midweek series against Portland March 11-12.
The Western Athletic Conference schedule begins for Seattle U with a three-game series at Chicago State’s new baseball stadium March 14-16. After a week off to take winter quarter finals, the Redhawks head back to the state of Oregon to face 2013 College World Series participant Oregon State (March 25) and Portland (March 26).
The first home WAC series for the Redhawks takes place March 28-30 against Texas-Pan American, followed by an exhibition game against British Columbia April 1 and another home game against Portland April 2. Seattle U hits the road for a WAC weekend series against Sacramento State April 4-6.
Seattle U will start a five-game homestand with the beginning of the crosstown series against Washington April 8, followed by a single game versus Concordia University April 9 and a three-game conference series against Northern Colorado April 11-13.
The Redhawks will play nine straight road games, starting with a midweek game at Portland April 15, followed by a three-game league series at New Mexico State April 17-19. Two Tuesday contests at Washington’s new stadium April 22 and April 29 bookmark a weekend set against conference affiliate member North Dakota April 25-27.
Seattle U welcomes WAC newcomer Grand Canyon to Bannerwood Park May 2-4, followed by a weekend series at Utah Valley May 9-11. The Redhawks conclude the regular season with a three-game series against defending regular season champion Bakersfield May 15-17 and a single game against Washington State May 19.
The Redhawks will need to finish in the top six of the WAC standings in order to qualify for the 2014 Western Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament. The tournament returns to Mesa, Ariz., for the fourth time in the past five years and will be played May 21-25 at the new spring training complex for the Chicago Cubs, scheduled to be completed this month. The winner of the conference tournament will receive the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Seattle University is coming off a 21-33 record in 2013, including a 10-16 record within the Western Athletic Conference during its first year in the league.