SU roundup: Hornets baseball announces 2016 schedule
WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University head baseball coach Kevin Anderson announced his 2016 schedule Monday morning.
Anderson, who enters his 13th season as the Hornets skipper this spring needing just three wins for 500 as a college head coach, has 24 home games scheduled for the 2016 season.
SU opens the year with a non-league doubleheader on February 13 against fellow 2015 NCAA Mideast Regional participant La Roche before hosting Case Western Reserve in a three-game set February 20-21.
The Hornets then complete February by hosting Misericordia in a doubleheader on the 27th and PSU-Altoona for a single game on the 28th.
The squad’s first-ever trip to Marymount is the initial away game of the season, on March 1, before SU returns home to begin a eight-game homestand by taking on CCNY in a doubleheader on March 5.
Anderson’s squad also hosts Dickinson on March 7 before opening up ODAC play versus Roanoke on March 12.
The homestand concludes with single games against Mary Washington and Washington and Lee on March 14 and 16, respectively.
The initial ODAC road trip comes next, at Guilford on March 19, with the Hornets returning home on March 22 for the first of a home-and-home with archrival Bridgewater.
After hosting Mount Aloysius on March 24, the team concludes March with ODAC trips to Hampden-Sydney on the 26th and Eastern Mennonite on the 30th.
Shenandoah hosts just six home games in April, five of which are in-conference.
Randolph-Macon visits on the 2nd, Messiah on the 6th, Emory and Henry on the 9th and Eastern Mennonite on the 19th.
The team also travels to Gallaudet, W&L, York (Pennsylvania), Bridgewater, Frostburg State, Virginia Wesleyan, Elizabethtown and Lynchburg in the final month of the regular season.
“We are always looking to play the most difficult schedule possible,” Anderson said. “I think we have brought in some excellent opponents in the early season – we are going to be tested right from the start.”