Patriot Skipper, Luther Bramblett, has released the 2010 spring baseball schedule. Bramblett, starting his ninth campaign, is excited about this years slate. "We have a great schedule for our fans, 42 home games and great competition. It will be extremely challenging for our team, which is what we need to get ready for our conference portion and post season."
The Patriots have added six new opponents to their non-conference schedule. They will open up with Williams Baptist University in early Feburary and will host Robert Morris University-Springfield during that month as well. Early March looks daunting, as SCC plays national power Cumberland University and will host Taylor University. TU won 38 games last spring and CU has made 10 trips to the NAIA World Series, winning the Championship in 2004. The Pats will host a strong Missouri Baptist University club and play a home and home series with future MSC foe Shawnee State University.
The Bat Pats will again play a home and home series with national power Trevecca University. They will also continue with state foes Asbury College and Mid-Continent University. Both of those will feature home and home dates. Back on the 2010 home schedule is Indiana University-Northwest, University of Miami-Middletown and Cincinnati Christian University. Also visiting, is USCAA World Series participant University of Cincinnati-Clermont.
Starting their second season the the Mid-South Conference, the Patriots will play host to four MSC weekend series. They will entertain University of the Cumberlands, Georgetown College, West Virginia Tech University and new member Rio Grande University. Cumberlands and Georgetown finished last year in the top three, both winning over 30 games. The Patriots will travel to Pikeville College, Lindsey Wilson College and Campbellsville University. The Tigers participated in the NAIA World Series last year.
The Patriots went 37-14 last year, winning the USCAA National Championship. They finished in fourth place, (9-9) in their first year in the Mid-South Conference.