HATTIESBURG – What does a fifth consecutive NCAA baseball regional appearance get Southern Miss?One of the toughest schedules in the nation.
Southern Miss will play three teams that played in last year’s College World Series (Mississippi State, Rice and Cal State Fullerton) and 10 teams that played in a NCAA Regional, including Louisiana-Lafayette, New Orleans and Ole Miss.
“The early part of the season is very demanding with a tough eight-game streak at Louisiana-Lafayette, Cal State Fullerton, Ole Miss, New Orleans and a neutral site game with Miami (Ohio),” Southern Miss coach Corky Palmer said. “I think we can handle this schedule with our veteran leadership.”
The road to a sixth regional appearance begins today at home when the Golden Eagles opens the season today at 4 p.m. in the first game of a weekend series against Lipscomb. First pitch on Saturday is set for 3 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
SUN HERALD: Southern Miss faces tough schedule
Due to the NCAA’s common start date rule, the baseball season is getting underway a couple of weeks later this year, but opening day has nearly arrived. All nine C-USA baseball teams will be in action this Friday. Tulane will play its first games on campus since the 2006 NCAA Super Regional when it opens the brand-new Greer Field at Turchin Stadium against Illinois-Chicago. Two of C-USA’s nationally-ranked teams open with three-game series’ at ranked opponents, as No. 24 East Carolina visits No. 2 South Carolina and No. 3 Rice travels to No. 13 Long Beach State. Houston, Southern Miss, UAB and UCF each host weekend series.
We recently ran across some interesting news about the Rice Baseball program. The first article is from the Houston Chronicle writer Moisekapenda Bower who checks in with Cole St. Clair of Rice. He talks about making the move from the closer’s role to the starting rotation for the first time in his career. Continue reading Rice and Kansas Update
CSTV writer Eric Sorensen continues his series of conference previews on Saturday as he checks in on four conferences.
Here are some of the 2008 Season Previews that came out on Tuesday from the Media Relations department. We always are on the look out for season previews by SID’s and other information for our great readers. Continue reading Around the Nation (SID Edition)
We have found a bunch of season previews in the last week. We have linked to them below.
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