NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College head baseball coach Bob Rikeman announced the team's schedule for the 2009 season today. Newberry, which finished the season 21-32 in 2008, will play 34 games at home in the second season at the Smith Road Complex.
The scarlet and gray will start the season off early, as they host Limestone at 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 1, to get the year going.
After a visit to Lander on Feb. 3, Newberry will host the College of St. Rose for a four-game set the next weekend. Lenoir-Rhyne University will pay a visit on Feb. 10 for a non-conference game, with the Buccaneers of Barry University visiting for a three-game swing on Feb. 13 and 14.
West Virginia State will pay its annual visit to Newberry on Feb. 19 and Feb. 23, with Newberry's road conference series at Brevard sandwiched in on Feb. 21 and 22. After paying the Cobras of Coker a visit on Feb. 25, Newberry will host Bloomsburg (Pa.) for a three-game weekend series on Feb. 21 and March 1.
A home game against Lander on March 3 is the prelude to the first conference home series against Carson-Newman on March 6 and 7. The next weekend sees Newberry visit Lenoir-Rhyne for a conference series on March 13 and 14.
Newberry and Pfeiffer will play a quick home-and-home set on March 17 and 18, with the game in Misenhimer on the 17th and the home game on the 18th. The scarlet and gray will visit Mars Hill for a conference series on March 21 and 22.
The scarlet and gray play 11 of the last 15 games before the conference tournament at home, starting with a Wednesday night matchup with Coker on March 25, before a three-game weekend series against Catawba on the 27th and 28th.
Newberry will host Augusta State on April Fools' Day before traveling to Wingate for a weekend series. Home weekend series against Tusculum (April 10-11) and Lincoln Memorial (April 17-18) sandwich a raod game at Augusta State on April 14.
Following the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament in Wingate, N.C., on April 23-26, Newberry will close out its regular season slate on May 1 and 2, as the scarlet and gray host consecutive doubleheaders against the Sharks of Nova Southeastern University.
2009 Newberry College Baseball Schedule
Feb. 1 Limestone 1 p.m.
Feb. 3 at Lander 3 p.m.
Feb. 6 St. Rose 7 p.m.
Feb. 7 St. Rose (DH) 4 p.m.
Feb. 8 St. Rose 1 p.m.
Feb. 10 Lenoir-Rhyne 6 p.m.
Feb. 13 Barry 7 p.m.
Feb. 14 Barry (DH) 1 p.m.
Feb. 19 West Virginia State 7 p.m.
Feb. 21 at Brevard (DH)* noon
Feb. 22 at Brevard* 1 p.m.
Feb. 23 West Virginia State 7 p.m.
Feb. 25 at Coker
Feb. 28 Bloomsburg 7 p.m.
Mar. 1 Bloomsburg (DH) 1 p.m.
Mar. 3 Lander 7 p.m.
Mar. 6 Carson-Newman* 7 p.m.
Mar. 7 Carson-Newman (DH)* 1 p.m.
Mar. 13 at Lenoir-Rhyne* 7 p.m.
Mar. 14 at Lenoir-Rhyne (DH)* 1 p.m.
Mar. 17 at Pfeiffer 3 p.m.
Mar. 18 Pfeiffer 7 p.m.
Mar. 21 at Mars Hill (DH)* noon
Mar. 22 at Mars Hill* 1 p.m.
Mar. 25 Coker 7 p.m.
Mar. 27 Catawba* 7 p.m.
Mar. 28 Catawba (DH)* 1 p.m.
Apr. 1 Augusta State 7 p.m.
Apr. 3 at Wingate* 7 p.m.
Apr. 4 at Wingate (DH)* 1 p.m.
Apr. 10 Tusculum* 7 p.m.
Apr. 11 Tusculum (DH)* 1 p.m.
Apr. 14 at Augusta State 3 p.m.
Apr. 17 Lincoln Memorial* 7 p.m.
Apr. 18 Lincoln Memorial (DH)* 1 p.m.
Apr. 23-26 Food Lion SAC Tournament
May 1 Nova Southeastern (DH) 1 p.m.
May 2 Nova Southeastern (DH) noon