Lobo baseball head coach Ray Birmingham recently announced the University of New Mexico schedule for 2009. The Lobos will face five Top 25 teams from 2008, including NCAA College World Series semifinalist Stanford.
“This schedule will be tougher than last season,” said Birmingham. “We played 22 games last season against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament. If we are going to be nationally-ranked and advance to the post-season, we have to play these high-caliber teams to get there.”
HARRISONBURG, Va., Aug. 20, 2008 – James Madison University baseball head coach Spanky McFarland has announced the 2009 schedule for the Diamond Dukes, which will be the final season for the defending CAA champions at Long Field/Mauck Stadium.
“I think it’s a pretty good schedule,” reflected McFarland upon the release. “Starting at the top, the Coastal Carolina Tournament is typically a good tournament. We don’t know the opponents, but we expect to play other top 75 programs there and Coastal is always good. We’ve got Maryland back on the schedule, which is exciting because we’ll have four ACC games. Our Stetson trip will be a challenging trip. They are typically in the top 75 every year and seem to be in the NCAA tournament on a fairly regular basis. After that, the only new team is Mount St. Mary’s. It’s a fairly easy trip and they were in the NCAA tournament last year.”
Fullerton, Calif. – Second-year Head Coach Dave Serrano has announced the 2009 Cal State Fullerton baseball schedule that features 32 games against 2008 NCAA Regional teams and includes fresh faces such as Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts and Rhode Island.
The Titans will kick off the 2009 docket at home Feb. 20-22 against the Horned Frogs of TCU.
“Cal State Fullerton baseball players and fans have grown accustomed to the Titans playing one of the toughest schedules in the country – and this coming season will be no different,” said Serrano.
LOS ANGELES – The UCLA baseball team has released its 2009 schedule, which features 30 games against teams that advanced to the 2008 NCAA Tournament, as announced by fifth-year head coach John Savage. The Bruins will open the 2009 season with a three-game home series against UC Davis beginning Friday, Feb. 20.
The LSU Tigers will kick off the 2009 campaign in a brand new Alex Box Stadium. They will induct the new stadium with a 3 game tilt against the Villanova Wildcats on opening weekend the 20th of February. The Tigers will play a 56 game schedule and will leave the comfy confines 19 times.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Papé Grand Slam is back for two more years.
The Oregon State baseball team will host perennial Midwest power Missouri State in a three-game series at the second annual Papé Grand Slam next season to highlight the 2009 schedule that was announced Wednesday by head coach Pat Casey. The Papé Grand Slam will be played March 13-15 at PGE Park in Portland. The Beavers plan on playing Tennessee in the 2010 Papé Grand Slam.
“We are excited once again to have a very competitive schedule and have the opportunity to play in front of our fans in Portland,” Casey said. “Last year was a great experience for our team in Portland and we look forward to another great series. Overall, we have a very balanced schedule and are excited to get more games at Goss Stadium.”
The BYU Cougars open the season on the road in Stillwater, Oklahoma on February 20th against the OSU Cowboys and then play Manhattan College on Saturday in Stillwater. The Cougars will then make a trip to Waco to play the Baylor Bears in a two game set on Monday and Tuesday before returning home to play their first home game of the season against Portland in a 3 game set starting on Thursday the 26th of February.
The Washington Huskies have released their 2009 schedule. They will open the season on February 20th with a three game set against 2008 CWS Champion Fresno State. The next weekend they will travel to Minneapolis to take part in a tournament hosted by the Minnesota Gophers. They will play Notre Dame, Hawaii, and the host Gophers. They will come home to host Oregon for two non-conference games before heading to Nevada for a three game out of conference weekend set. Continue reading →
I know it is early but we have come across two schedules for the 2009 season.
The first one is the University of Oregon who returns to playing College Baseball after a long absence. They will be led by longtime Cal-State Fullerton coach George Horton who is assembling a great team for the Ducks. They will open the season on Feb. 20th when they start a four game set at Saint Mary’s. The Ducks will open up their new home stadium on Feb. 27th against defending National Champion Fresno State as they visit for a three game set. Following that visit, they will head to Washington for two non-conference games. Continue reading →