- Head coach Scott Norwood and has
announced the UALR baseball schedule for the upcoming 2013 season. The Trojans
will play a 56-game slate regular-season slate featuring matchups against six
schools that qualified for 2012 NCAA Regionals before playing in the Sun Belt
Tournament in Lafayette, La., May 22-26.
"Between the strength of our non-conference slate and
the quality of teams we're set to face in the Sun Belt Conference, I'm very
pleased with the strength of our schedule this season," said Norwood. "We play
in one of the toughest leagues in the country and are set to play a total of
nine games against NCAA Regional teams from last season."
UALR will open its season with eight straight games at
Gary Hogan Field, beginning with a three-game weekend series against Evansville
on Feb. 15-17. The Trojans will host Louisiana Tech on Tuesday, Feb. 19 before
playing a four-game series at Gary Hogan Field against SIU-Edwardsville
The Trojans will have their first road test at Oklahoma
State on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and will then return home for a three-game series
against Western Illinois (March 1-3) and two midweek matchups against Southeast
Missouri (March 5-6).
UALR hits the road on March 8 for a round-robin
tournament at Austin Peay, the defending Ohio Valley Conference champ. In
addition to a game against the Governors, the tournament will also feature
matchups against Creighton, the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference champion, and
UALR will play the first of two regular-season matchups
against UT-Arlington on March 12 at Gary Hogan Field. UT-Arlington won the
Southland Conference last season before falling in the NCAA Regional in Waco,
The Trojans open Sun Belt play against in-state rival
Arkansas State at home on March 15-17. The Trojans then travel to Louisiana
Tech (March 19) for a midweek matchup, and then travels to South Alabama (March
22-24) for its first SBC series of the season away from Gary Hogan Field. The
Trojans then play at Stephen F. Austin (March 26) before hosting defending SBC
champ ULM in a three-game series at home on March 29-31 to round out the month
UALR plays in-state foe UCA in Conway on April 2 and
travels to Middle Tennessee for a weekend series April 5-7. The Trojans play
2012 Summit League champs Oral Roberts (April 10) in a midweek matchup before
hosting Louisiana-Lafayette April 12-14.
UALR plays at 2012 Super Regional qualifier Oklahoma on
Tuesday, April 16, and then travels to Troy for a weekend series (April 19-21).
Another midweek matchup against UT-Arlington (April 23) precedes a home series
against Western Kentucky (April 26-28) and another midweek matchup against
Stephen F. Austin at Gary Hogan Field (April 30).
A trip to Boca Raton, Fla., to play FAU (May 3-5) begins
the month of May for UALR. Next, the Trojans play UCA at Dickey-Stephens Park
in North Little Rock on May 7 before hosting FIU at Gary Hogan Field the
weekend of May 10-12.
UALR wraps up its regular season with in-state rival
Arkansas State for a weekend series in Jonesboro on May 16-18.