Emmitsburg, Md. (December 4, 2017) -- The Mount St. Mary's University baseball team announced its schedule for the 2018 season on Monday. The 54-game slate includes 19 home games at E.T. Straw Family Stadium, with five of those coming in non-conference play.
"We are excited about the 2018 schedule, playing a tough non-conference schedule will help prepare us for the Northeast Confernce regular season slate," said Head Coach Scott Thomson.
The Mountaineers open the season with a non-conference matchup at home against Coppin State (Feb 21). The Mount then travels to Florida for the Snowbird Classic spanning from February 25 – March 3 in Punta Gorda, Fla. The Mountaineers will play Chicago State (Feb 24), and Minnesota (Feb 25) before a three-game series against St. Bonaventure (Feb 27- Mar 2). Finally, Mount St. Mary's wraps up the Florida trip with a matchup against Georgetown (March 3).
The Mount then returns home for a game against Bucknell (March 7) before hitting the road again with two contests at UMBC. The Mountaineers will take on UMBC (March 9) and then Hofstra (March 10), both on UMBC's home field. The Mount then travels up to Pennsylvania for a game at Penn State (March 14) and a three-game set at Davidson (March 16-18), before returning to Emmitsburg for a matchup against UMBC (March 20) and a three-game stint against Sacred Heart (March 23-25) to begin Northeast Conference play.
The Mountaineers will hit the road again with a doubleheader against Maryland Eastern Shore (March 27), followed by conference matchups at Bryant (March 29-31) and Wagner (April 6-8) with a non-conference game at Coppin State in between (April 4). The Mount returns home for a 10-game stretch beginning with a doubleheader matchup against Eastern Shore (April 10) before two league tilts against LIU Brooklyn (April 13-15) and Fairleigh Dickinson (April 20-22).
The Mount St. Mary's baseball team will follow the home stretch with a tough 12-game road swing spanning from April 25 – May 13. The stretch includes contests at George Mason (April 25), Sacred Heart (April 27-29), Georgetown (May 1), Central Connecticut (May 4-6), and Florida State (May 11-13), before the Mountaineers close out the 2018 slate with a three-game series at home against Bryant (May 17-19).