Head baseball coach Mervyl Melendez and the Alabama State University baseball team has released its 2014 baseball schedule. The Hornets have a 56-game regular season, which includes 26 home dates to be played at the Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Complex.
Alabama State will open the 2014 season with a three- game home series against Eastern Kentucky University (Feb. 14-16). This season, the Hornets will also travel to the University of Pacific for a weekend series (Feb 21-23), and will culminate this year’s schedule with a three-game road series against the University of Miami (May2-4). Also on this year’s slate are home-and-home match-ups against UAB, South Alabama, Troy, Samford, Jacksonville State, and Mercer. The Hornets will also play a pair of contests at Auburn.
“Every year we try to play a very competitive schedule to get our guys ready for the conference play. With the schedule we have I believe we will face a lot of quality teams”, head baseball coach Mervyl Melendez said. “We have a lot of home games on the schedule that our fans will get to enjoy. We’re very excited about the season. It will be challenging and our team will be ready to go.”
ASU will open Southwestern Athletic Conference play March 1-2, with a home weekend series against Mississippi Valley State. The Hornets will close-out conference play with two weekend series against archrival Alabama A&M, April 19-20, and eastern division foe Jackson State April 26-27.
Alabama State will host North Carolina Central University for a three-game home series that will kick-off a mid-season stretch that will have the Hornets playing five games in six nights, March 28-April 2, wrapping up with games against Mercer and Jacksonville State.
This year’s SWAC tournament is set for May 14-18 and will be held in Fort Worth, Texas at LaGrave Field.