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Baseball Finalizes 2016 Schedule

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Photo credit: Anna Dove/Sports Information

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LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The schedule for the 10th season of the restored Covenant baseball program has been finalized. Under 10th-year head coach Doug Simons, the Scots will face another challenging slate with 39 games, 21 of which will take place at home.

The 2016 season will be the 10th since the program was brought back officially in 2007. 

The year will begin on Saturday, Feb. 6 with a doubleheader at Greensboro. The two games against the USA South foe will not count towards either team's conference record. The Scots have owned the Pride the last two years going a perfect 6-0.

The home opener is set for Friday, Feb. 13 when the Scots open a three-game series against Emory & Henry. Covenant will be on the road again until Feb. 26 when it starts USA South play against LaGrange on Feb. 26-27.

Covenant will play 11 home games in the month of March beginning on March 1 against Sewanee. The Scots will also host three-game series against North Carolina Wesleyan (March 11-12) and William Peace (March 25-26). Non-conference home games in the month include regional foes Hampden-Sydney (March 7), Berry (March 15) and Emory (March 18) along with Division II member Oakland City (March 22).

The Scots host Oglethorpe (April 5) and Piedmont for a three-game series (April 7-9) to close the home slate in April.

The USA South will feature a conference tournament for the first time since 2013 this year. The winner of the tournament will receive the league's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The event is set for April 14-17 in Rocky Mount, N.C. The top eight teams in the final conference regular season standings will qualify for the tournament.


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