Highlighted by a season-opening trip to Cal Baptist University and a record 31 home games, the Coppin State baseball team released its 2022 season schedule on Monday afternoon. The Eagles will also host Saint Peter’s, Cornell, Albany, Georgetown and Mount St. Mary’s during non-conference play.
“We are pleased to have a school record 31 home contests this spring,” said Head Coach Sherman Reed. “Being home the majority of the spring, will allow our student-athletes more time to continue the academic excellence we have become known for. Our guys tend to play well in the cozy confines of Joe Cannon Stadium as our pre-covid home winning percentage of .720 indicates.”
Coppin opens the season on Feb. 18-20 for a three-game series against the Lancers who won 40 games last season. Following the trip across country, the Eagles will travel to face Navy before a seven-game homestand featuring a four-game series against Saint Peter’s on Feb. 25-27 and three games against Cornell on March 5-6.
The Eagles host a three-game weekend series against Albany on March 12-13 which is sandwiched by midweek trips to George Washington (Mar. 9) and George Mason (Mar. 15) before opening MEAC play at Joe Cannon Stadium against Delaware State on March 18-20.
Playing home-and-home series with the Navy & Gold are the Hoyas and The Mount with home dates set for March 23 and April 27, respectively. Coppin will also travel again to Navy on March 30 and play at Towson on May 4.
MEAC play will feature 36 games with Coppin playing each conference rival 12 times. Coppin will host a pair of four-game series against the Hornets and Maryland Eastern Shore while visiting Norfolk State for eight games.
Five All-MEAC performers return from last season’s squad, all of whom were either freshman or sophomores in 2021. Coppin also welcomes back Marcos Castillo who rejoins a crowded outfield that featured All-MEAC selections Darren Hagan and Jordan Hamberg as well as last season’s leading hitter Wellington Balsley. Also returning are First Team catcher Mike Dorcean, Second Team first baseman Sebastien Sarabia and Third Team infielder Grant Williams.
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