Bronco baseball releases 2014 schedule

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The 2014 Bronco baseball home opener is Tuesday, March 25.

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University's baseball team released its 2014 schedule including four home Mid-American Conference series games, home matches against Michigan State, Northwestern and Valparaiso, as well as road contests at Louisville, Michigan and Notre Dame. The Broncos will play the Detroit Tigers Prospects team for the third year in a row at Joker Marchant Stadium as part of the annual Florida trip in March.

WMU kicks off the 2014 campaign with a three-game series against Conference USA opponent Memphis Feb. 14-16, before heading to Louisville for a three-game series, Feb. 21-23.

"The 2014 schedule stands to be very challenging with quality competition from start to finish," says head baseball coach Billy Gernon. "Both weekends will prove be a great chance for our team to play well on the road against formidable opponents."

The Broncos will then make a trip south to Florida to play in the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte Feb. 28 to March 8 against seven different teams, including reigning Summit League regular season conference champions, Nebraska-Omaha.

On March 5, WMU takes on the Detroit Tigers Prospects team for the third year in a row at Joker Marchant Stadium, home of the Detroit Tigers' spring training facilities.

"Our conference schedule will require us to demonstrate that our pre-conference schedule prepared us to be mentally tougher, play with consistency and excel in this very competitive conference," says Gernon.

Schedule

  • March 14, 3:30 p.m., Butler University
  • March 15, 1 p.m., Butler University
  • March 16, noon, Butler University
  • March 21, 6 p.m., Miami University
  • March 22, 3 p.m., Miami University
  • March 23, 1 p.m., Miami University
  • March 25, 3 p.m., Northwestern University in Kalamazoo
  • March 26, 4 p.m., University of Michigan
  • March 28, 3 p.m., Ohio University in Kalamazoo
  • March 29, 1 p.m., Ohio University in Kalamazoo
  • March 30, 1 p.m., Ohio University in Kalamazoo
  • April 2, 3 p.m., Northwestern University
  • April 4, 3 p.m., Bowling Green University in Kalamazoo
  • April 5, 1 p.m., Bowling Green University in Kalamazoo
  • April 6, 1 p.m. Bowling Green University in Kalamazoo
  • April 9, 3 p.m., Michigan State University
  • April 11, 3 p.m., Buffalo University
  • April 12, 1 p.m., Buffalo University
  • April 13, 1 p.m., Buffalo University
  • April 16, 3 p.m., University of Akron
  • April 18, 3 p.m., Ball State University
  • April 19, 1 p.m., Ball State University
  • April 20, 1 p.m., Ball State University
  • April 25, 3 p.m., Northern Illinois University in Kalamazoo
  • April 26, 1 p.m., Northern Illinois University in Kalamazoo
  • April 27, 1 p.m., Northern Illinois University in Kalamazoo
  • April 29, 3 p.m., Valparaiso University
  • April 30, 5:35 p.m., University of Notre Dame
  • May 2, 3 p.m., Eastern Michigan University in Kalamazoo
  • May 3, 1 p.m., Eastern Michigan University in Kalamazoo
  • May 4, 1 p.m., Eastern Michigan University in Kalamazoo
  • May 6, 3 p.m., Michigan State University in Kalamazoo
  • May 7, 3 p.m., Valparaiso University in Kalamazoo
  • May 9, 3 p.m., University of Toledo
  • May 10, 1 p.m., University of Toledo
  • May 11, 1 p.m., University of Toledo
  • May 15, 3 p.m., Central Michigan University
  • May 16, 3 p.m., Central Michigan University
  • May 17, 1 p.m., Central Michigan University

The 2014 MAC Tournament will be held at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio and is scheduled for May 21-25. It would be the third time in the last four years the Broncos have made the tournament. The NCAA Regionals start Friday, May 30.