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John Pawlowski’s first schedule at Auburn will have many recognizable names on it and will provide a challenge for his first team at Auburn, beginning with a three-game set against Elon to start the season on Friday, Feb. 20 at Plainsman Park.
“We open up with Elon, a team that I am very familiar with and then we’ve got a home-and-home with Florida State in the first two weekends of play,” Pawlowski said. “The schedule is a tough. If you compare all conferences, the SEC is as tough as it’s going to get. We need to be playing our best baseball at the right time, and that is towards the end of the year. Our team has to get better from Day One all the way through the season and this schedule provides us that opportunity.” Continue reading →
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DAYTON, Ohio – One tournament and 24 home games headline the 2009 Flyer baseball campaign. In addition to their scheduled home games, the Flyers will compete in the Phoenix Classic, a four team round robin tournament which pits UD against teams from the BIG EAST, Missouri Valley Conference and West Coast Conference. Continue reading →
The Southern Illinois Salukis have announced a tentative 2009 schedule. They will open the season on February 20th when they take part in the Coastal Carolina tournament in Myrtle Beach SC. They will then play a single game against Tennessee-Martin before heading down to Stetson to take part in the tournament hosted by the Hatters. They will then head back to Carbondale where they will host weekend out of conference series against Northern Illinois and North Dakota. Continue reading →
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.”