BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – The Bowling Green State University baseball team and head coach Danny Schmitz revealed the program’s 2017 schedule on Friday (Dec. 9) afternoon. The schedule includes 19 games at Warren E. Steller Field, and 24 Mid-American Conference ballgames. The Falcons will play a total of 55 games in 2017.
Bowling Green will open the season with a three-game series at Texas A&M through Feb. 17-19. After opening weekend, BGSU will play in the Mule Classic in Nashville, Tennessee from Feb. 24-26. In Nashville, Bowling Green will face Lipscomb (Feb. 24), Middle Tennessee (Feb. 25) and Belmont (Feb. 26).
The Falcons will then travel to Morehead State for a three-game set March 3-5, before playing in the Perfect Game Spring Swing in Emerson, Georgia for the second-consecutive year from March 7-12.
In Emerson, BGSU will play Jacksonville State on March 7, before playing an away game at Jacksonville State in Oxford, Alabama on March 8. Bowling Green will then return to Emerson for a double-header on March 10, where BGSU will face Georgia State and Army West Point. The Falcons will then conclude the tournament by facing Army West Point again on March 11, and Georgia State for the second time on March 12.
The Falcons will then prepare for opening day at Steller Field on March 14 versus Findlay. That coming weekend, BGSU will host a three-game set over March 17-19 with Niagara. Bowling Green will then travel to Dayton for a March 21 game, prior to opening conference play at Eastern Michigan over March 24-26.
The Orange and Brown will host Youngstown State on March 28, but then head to DeKalb, Illinois for another weekend MAC series with Northern Illinois from March 31—April 2. After a trip to Ann Arbor to face Michigan on April 5, Bowling Green will stage the Battle of I-75 with Toledo across April 7-9. The series will be BGSU’s first home MAC series of the season, and also marks the second-straight year that the Falcons hosted the Rockets for a three-game set.
Kent State will then come to town for a non-conference game on April 11. The Falcons will face Ball State in Muncie, Indiana April 14-16, and will then travel to Youngstown State for a midweek game on April 19.
Bowling Green will host consecutive home series against Central Michigan (April 21-23) and Miami (April 28-30), with a non-conference game at Kent State on April 25 sandwiched in-between.
A trip to Athens, Ohio to battle Ohio from May 5-7 will be next for the Falcons, before a trip to Columbus to play Ohio State on May 9. Bowling Green will then conclude the MAC season with a three-game series against Western Michigan at Steller Field from May 12-14.
A home game against Dayton on May 16 followed by a three-game series at Elon from May 18-19 will conclude the regular-season schedule for the Orange and Brown. The MAC Tournament in Avon, Ohio will take place from May 24-28.