ITTA BENA, Miss. – The Mississippi Valley State University baseball program has new leadership at the helm as Head Coach Stanley Stubbs and his coaching staff look to put Valley baseball on the map
MVSU will open the Stubbs era against his former squad as Rust College travels to Magnolia Field on February 18 for a doubleheader at noon and 3 p.m.
After the season opener, the Green and White will spend nearly a month on the road as it travels to Thibodaux, Louisiana for a weekend series with Nicholls (February 25-27), Jonesboro, Arkansas for a pair of mid-week clashes against Arkansas State (March 1-2) and wrapping up the first weekend in March with a non-conference battle in Pine Bluff versus the Golden Lions of UAPB (March 4-6).
Baseball will take a week off to relax during Mississippi Valley’s spring break before a home doubleheader opposite LeMoyne-Owen at 4 and 7 p.m. on March 15 before diving headfirst into SWAC action that weekend when the Devils host Alabama A&M for a three-game set (March 18-20).
The men from Itta Bena will then take the long bus ride to Tallahassee where it will battle the Rattlers of FAMU from March 25-27 before returning to Itta Bena for its third and final doubleheader of the campaign with Tougaloo College on Tuesday, March 29 under the lights (4 and 7 p.m.).
The ensuing four weekends will go a long way to realizing the Delta Devils’ ‘chances to see themselves wind up in Birmingham at the end of May with four consecutive SWAC matchups versus Bethune-Cookman (home, April 1-3), Jackson State (away, April 8-10), Alabama State (home, April 14-16), and a rematch with B-CU (away, April 22-24).
The Diamond Devils will conclude the non-conference portion of the slate on April 26 at FedEx Park against the University of Memphis Tigers at 6 p.m., before finishing the home stretch of the regular season with four more conference series’.
Former perennial MEAC powerhouse Florida A&M invades Magnolia Field from April 29-May 1, followed by a trip to the Alabama schools (AAMU, May 6-8 | ASU, May 13-15) and ending the year with three against Jackson State at home, May 19-21 with the 21st celebrating Senior Day at 1 p.m.
If Mississippi Valley State can survive the grueling SWAC East gauntlet in fourth place or higher, its season will continue into the SWAC Tournament hosted by the Birmingham Barons’ Regions Field in the heart of downtown Magic City from May 25-29.
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