CCU baseball announces ‘ambitious’ 2018 schedule

Home games versus eight 2017 NCAA Regional teams and facing 17 teams on the recently published D1Baseball.com list of top 100 programs in the nation highlight Coastal Carolina’s 2018 baseball schedule, head coach Gary Gilmore announced today.

“This will be an ambitious schedule to say the least,” Gilmore said. “We are excited to play home-and-home series with ACC programs Wake Forest, Clemson and North Carolina and we always look forward to facing region rivals UNC Wilmington and College of Charleston. Our four tournaments to start the season will once again showcase some of the top programs and players in the country.”

Coastal will open the season Feb. 16-19 with the 18th Annual Brittain Resorts Baseball at the Beach. Coastal play its season opener versus Virginia Tech with Indiana, Oklahoma, South Alabama and Kansas State also participating. The fields for the remaining three events include the likes of VCU, West Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, Ball State, Radford, High Point and Ohio State. The dates for the remaining three events are Feb. 23-25, Mar. 2-4 and Mar. 9-11.

Coastal, ranked 17th in the D1Baseball.com list of top 100 programs in the nation, will welcome UConn in mid-March, play two games at region rival College of Charleston and play home-and-home series with UNC Wilmington, Clemson, Wake Forest and North Carolina. Key non-conference home games during the midweek will include UNC Wilmington (Feb. 28), Wake Forest (Mar. 7), UConn (Mar. 13), Clemson (Mar. 20) and North Carolina (May 9).

The Chanticleers will begin their defense of the 2017 Sun Belt regular-season title on Mar. 16-18 at Arkansas State. The first home Sun Belt series will be versus Texas State (Mar. 23-25).

Coastal Carolina also announced that 2018 baseball season tickets are available for purchase at this time. The prices listed below include a donation to the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation (CAF). Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.goccusports.com/tickets.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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