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Baseball: 2007 Slate Revealed

by Nathaniel Zinn for
December 11, 2006

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University baseball coach Greg Van Zant today announced the 2007 baseball schedule. The 59-game schedule features 33 home games at Hawley Field in Morgantown.

“We are extremely excited for our upcoming schedule and it will be a challenge for us,” Van Zant said. “Our players are looking forward to getting back on the field.”

West Virginia will open the season on Feb. 16-18, by hosting the Cleveland State Vikings in a three-game series in Winston-Salem, N.C., at the Winston-Salem Warthogs’ Ernie Shore Field.

The Mountaineers’ will then make back-to-back trips to Conway, S.C., for the Baseball at the Beach Tournament and the Coastal Carolina Tournament on the last weekend in February and the first weekend in March.

West Virginia then returns to Morgantown for a home-opening doubleheader with Niagara on March 6. That game will be the first of 18 straight home games at Hawley Field in March before entering BIG EAST play.

WVU has five BIG EAST road series against Louisville, South Florida, Notre Dame, Villanova and Connecticut. The Mountaineers’ four slated BIG EAST home series include Seton Hall, Cincinnati, St. John’s and Georgetown. WVU also has two home and home series with ACC opponent Maryland and MAC school Ohio.

First team all-BIG EAST selection Justin Jenkins, Tyler Kuhn and freshman All-America Adam White are the only starting field players returning and look to lead an inexperienced club back to the BIG EAST tournament. Michael Burger also returns from last year's lineup as the team's designated hitter.

Day Date Opponent Time/Result
Fri Feb 16 vs. Cleveland State (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 3 pm
Sat Feb 17 vs. Cleveland State (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1 pm
Sun Feb 18 vs. Cleveland State (Winston-Salem, N.C.) Noon
Fri Feb 23 vs. NC State (Conway, S.C.) 2 pm
Sun Feb 25 vs. UNC Wilmington (Conway, S.C.) 1 pm
Mon Feb 26 at Norfolk State 2 pm
Fri Mar 2 vs. Marist (Conway, S.C.) Noon
Sat Mar 3 vs. Rhode Island (Conway, S.C.) 3:30 pm
Sun Mar 4 at Coastal Carolina 1:30 pm
Tue Mar 6 Niagara (2) 1 pm
Fri Mar 9 Hartford 3 pm
Sat Mar 10 Hartford (2) 1 pm
Sun Mar 11 Hartford Noon
Tue Mar 13 Duquesne 3 pm
Fri Mar 16 Toledo 3 pm
Sat Mar 17 Toledo (2) 1 pm
Sun Mar 18 Toledo 1 pm
Tue Mar 20 St. Bonaventure 5 pm
Wed Mar 21 St. Bonaventure 3 pm
Fri Mar 23 Seton Hall 5 pm
Sat Mar 24 Seton Hall 3 pm
Sun Mar 25 Seton Hall 1 pm
Tue Mar 27 Canisius (2) 1 pm
Fri Mar 30 at Louisville 6 pm
Sat Mar 31 at Louisville 4 pm
Sun Apr 1 at Louisville 1 pm
Tue Apr 3 Coppin State (2) 1 pm
Thu Apr 5 at South Florida 6 pm
Fri Apr 6 at South Florida 6 pm
Sat Apr 7 at South Florida 1 pm
Tue Apr 10 Maryland-Eastern Shore (2) 1 pm
Fri Apr 13 Cincinnati 7:05 pm
Sat Apr 14 Cincinnati 2 pm
Sun Apr 15 Cincinnati 1 pm
Wed Apr 18 at Ohio 6 pm
Fri Apr 20 at Notre Dame 6 pm
Sat Apr 21 at Notre Dame 3 pm
Sun Apr 22 at Notre Dame 1 pm
Tue Apr 24 Maryland 7:05 pm
Fri Apr 27 St. John's 7:05 pm
Sat Apr 28 St. John's 3 pm
Sun Apr 29 St. John's 1 pm
Sat May 5 at Villanova (2) Noon
Sun May 6 at Villanova Noon
Tue May 8 at Maryland 6 pm
Wed May 9 Ohio 7:05 pm
Fri May 11 at Connecticut 3 pm
Sat May 12 at Connecticut Noon
Sun May 13 at Connecticut Noon
Thu May 17 Georgetown 7:05 pm
Fri May 18 Georgetown 7:05 pm
Sat May 19 Georgetown 1 pm
Tue-Sat May 22-26 at Big East Tournament TBA
Fri-Sun June 1-3 NCAA Regionals TBA
All Times Eastern