WINCHESTER, Va. – Shenandoah University Head Baseball Coach Kevin Anderson announced his 2019 schedule Wednesday morning.
Anderson, who led his Hornets to a third-straight 35-win season this past season, has 23 home games on tap for 2019.
Included in that total are seven versus teams that appeared in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
Anderson's club starts off the slate with a February 16 non-league doubleheader versus Misericordia – the Cougars advanced to the 2018 Division III College World Series after winning the Mid-Atlantic Regional.
Those two games are also the first in what will be a nine-game homestand to start the year for the Hornets.
SU welcomes Neumann (Pa.) in for a three-game set February 23-24 while the fellow 2018 Mid-East Regional participant makes its first-ever trip to Winchester for a three-game set March 2-3.
Also on the third, the Hornets will complete the homestand by taking on Franklin & Marshall in a non-league contest.
The final 2018 NCAA Regional team to visit Bridgeforth Field – Virginia Wesleyan – comes to town on March 16.
The Marlins are one of four home ODAC doubleheaders for the Hornets this coming spring. Shenandoah also hosts Lynchburg, Hampden-Sydney and Guilford in Saturday doubleheaders while Washington and Lee, Eastern Mennonite and Bridgewater all visit for mid-week single games.
"To have nine games against teams that went to the regionals last season is outstanding," Anderson said.
"This schedule is tough from start to finish and we are going to have to be ready to compete from day one."