Tulane releases 2020 baseball schedule
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NEW ORLEANS, La. – With 17 games against teams in the top 75 of the RPI, and 14 games against teams that participated in the NCAA Tournament last season, fourth-year head coach Travis Jewett has announced the full schedule for the 2020 Tulane baseball season which begins next February at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.
The Green Wave, winners of 32 games last season, will play 31 of their 56 games Uptown which begins with a three-game series against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles on February 14. Tulane will host eight weekend series this season, while also having a midweek two-game series against Lamar and the annual Pelican Cup in-season series against the New Orleans Privateers.
“Year in and year out, we feel like we put together very competitive schedules that prepare us for a difficult conference slate, and this year is no different,” Jewett said. “Building out a schedule years in advance – which is what we do – can be a challenging task as programs ebb and flow over the years.
“But as we are playing 38 contests against programs who have been in at least one NCAA Regional since 2017, we believe that we have constructed a schedule that will not only entice our fan base to come out to Greer Field at Turchin Stadium in 2020, but also one that will challenge our club as we look to return to the postseason.”
At Greer Field at Turchin Stadium, Tulane will open with the Eagles and will have weekend dates against the likes of Middle Tennessee State, Southern and Long Beach State during the non-conference portion of the schedule, hosting the Blue Raiders Feb. 28-March 1 and the Dirtbags March 13-15. The series against Southern on March 6-8 will be split, as Tulane will host the opener on Friday and the finale Sunday, with the Jaguars hosting game two on March 7 in Baton Rouge.
Tulane opens the Pelican Cup games on February 26 against New Orleans at home, playing at Maestri Field on April 15 and the series finale April 21 back at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.
After playing MTSU Tulane will host Gonzaga on Monday, March 2, as the squad will also play Lamar twice on March 10-11 after taking on Southern the previous weekend. Tulane will have home-and-away series against in-state rivals in Louisiana-Lafayette, Southeastern Louisiana and Nicholls this season.
Tulane will trek to California in the second week of the season to take on West Coast power Cal State Fullerton for a three-game series February 21-23, with a matchup against NCAA Tournament participant Dallas Baptist March 20-22 in Texas.
March 24, Tulane will resume pleasantries on the diamond with the LSU Tigers after a one-year hiatus as the two sides will meet at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge. Tulane will also have one contest against South Alabama on March 18 in Mobile.
American Athletic Conference play begins in earnest March 27-29 in Wichita, Kansas, for a three-game set against the Shockers. The Green Wave will breeze through the state of Florida in back-to-back weekends, taking on USF April 17-19 and UCF April 24-26.
Tulane closes conference play May 14-16 against UConn at J.O. Christian Field in Storrs, as the two sides will square off one final time as conference opponents before the Huskies join the Big East Conference later in the summer.
The home conference slate begins with the Houston Cougars April 3-5 at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium, with the Memphis Tigers coming in for a Thursday-Saturday series April 9-11.
In consecutive weeks, the Green Wave will host conference tournament champion Cincinnati May 1-3 and close the home schedule against regular season champion East Carolina May 8-10. The Bearcats qualified for the Corvallis Regional, while the Pirates fell in the NCAA Super Regional to Louisville.
The American Athletic Conference Baseball Championship returns to Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida, May 19-24. The winner of the conference tournament will receive the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The top 16 teams selected by the NCAA tournament committee will be selected for regional hosting duties May 29-June 1 in a double-elimination format. The highest remaining seeds will then host a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional series June 5-8 at eight team host sites.
The Men’s College World Series will be held June 12-22 at T.D. Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.
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