MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (November 20, 2018) –Featuring 22 home games at Monongalia County Ballpark, West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons has announced the 2019 baseball schedule.
The Mountaineers’ 53-game schedule consist of 22 contests in Morgantown and 30 away from home, including the Backyard Brawl at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, and a matchup with Marshall at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston.
Additionally, nearly half of the schedule, 23 games, is against teams that made the NCAA Tournament in 2018. That includes nine games against teams that advanced to the 2018 College World Series, with a three-game set at Oregon State, the 2018 national champions, headlining the list.
“This is a really exciting schedule,” seventh-year WVU coach Randy Mazey said. “This year’s schedule is another challenging one, but that’s what we expect in the Big 12. With nearly half of our games against teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year, we are looking forward to the opportunity to face some really good teams this year, and that challenge will help us as we look to return to the postseason.”
Eight of WVU’s 2019 opponents are coming off NCAA Tournament berths in 2018. Along with a matchup at reigning national champion-Oregon State, West Virginia plays two more teams that made last year’s College World Series, at home against Texas Tech and at Texas. NCAA Tournament teams also include Oklahoma and Kent State at home and Baylor, Oklahoma State and Morehead State on the road.
West Virginia’s home season features weekend matchups against Big 12 opponents Oklahoma (March 29-31), Texas Tech (April 12-14), Kansas (April 19-21) and TCU (April 3-5), in addition to midweek contests against regional rivals Pitt (April 3), Penn State (April 23) and Marshall (April 30). Additional home games include a home-opening series against Kent State (March 8-10), a midweek outing vs. Youngstown State (March 19) and a series against George Washington (May 16-18) to close out the regular season.
“I am looking forward to a great home schedule,” Mazey added. “I know our fans are ready to get back to Monongalia County Ballpark, and they’ll get to see us play some really good teams at home this year. Some of the best teams in the Big 12 are coming to Morgantown, along with several midweek matchups against regional rivals that everyone gets excited for.”
WVU’s road schedule is highlighted by a trip to Oregon State (March 1-3) and Big 12 series at Baylor (March 22-24), Oklahoma State (April 5-7), Texas (April 26-28) and Kansas State (May 10-12). The Mountaineers travel to face regional foes Marshall (March 27 in Charleston, West Virginia), Maryland (April 10), Penn State (April 17) and Pitt (May 14 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh).
Additionally, West Virginia will open the season at the Atlanta Challenge with single games at Kennesaw State (Feb. 15), Georgia State (Feb. 16) and Georgia Tech (Feb. 17) in Atlanta. The Mountaineers travel to Georgia Southern (Feb. 22-24) and William & Mary (March 15-17) for weekend series along with a two-game midweek set at Morehead State (March 12-13).
The Big 12 Championship, set for May 22-26, will once again be held in Oklahoma City at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The season unofficially begins with the seventh annual WVU Baseball Leadoff Dinner, presented by Lumos Networks, on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. The event, which celebrates the start of the 2019 baseball season, will include a cocktail hour, VIP reception, dinner and more than 100 unique silent auction items. To reserve your table or tickets to the Leadoff Dinner, register online at WVUMAC.com/Events or call 304-293-2294 or toll-free at 800-433-2072. All proceeds support the WVU baseball team. Additional information can be found onthe event page and at WVUMAC.com/Events.
The complete 2019 schedule, with game times, can be found below and on the baseball schedule page on WVUsports.com. A printable PDF of the schedule is also available on WVUsports.com. All dates and times are subject to change, and fans are encouraged to stay tuned to WVUsports.com for additional updates.
Date Opponent Location Time
Fri., Feb. 15 at Kennesaw State ^ Kennesaw, Ga. 4 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 16 at Georgia State ^ Atlanta, Ga. 2 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 17 at Georgia Tech ^ Atlanta, Ga. 1 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 22 at Georgia Southern Statesboro, Ga. 6 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 23 at Georgia Southern Statesboro, Ga. 3 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 24 at Georgia Southern Statesboro, Ga. 11:30 a.m.
Fri., March 1 at Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. 8:35 p.m.
Sat., March 2 at Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. 4:35 p.m.
Sun., March 3 at Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. 4:05 p.m.
Fri., March 8 Kent State Morgantown 3 p.m.
Sat., March 9 Kent State Morgantown 2 p.m.
Sun., March 10 Kent State Morgantown 1 p.m.
Tue., March 12 at Morehead State Morehead, Ky. 4 p.m.
Wed., March 13 at Morehead State Morehead, Ky. 4 p.m.
Fri., March 15 at William & Mary Williamsburg, Va. 6 p.m.
Sat., March 16 at William & Mary Williamsburg, Va. 4 p.m.
Sun., March 17 at William & Mary Williamsburg, Va. 1 p.m.
Tues., March 19 Youngstown State Morgantown 3 p.m.
Fri., March 22 at Baylor * Waco, Texas TBD
Sat., March 23 at Baylor * Waco, Texas TBD
Sun., March 24 at Baylor * Waco, Texas TBD
Wed., March 27 at Marshall Charleston, W. Va. TBD
Fri., March 29 Oklahoma * Morgantown 6:30 p.m.
Sat., March 30 Oklahoma * Morgantown 4 p.m.
Sun., March 31 Oklahoma * Morgantown 1 p.m.
Wed., April 3 Pitt Morgantown 6:30 p.m.
Fri., April 5 at Oklahoma State * Stillwater, Okla. 7:05 p.m.
Sat., April 6 at Oklahoma State * Stillwater, Okla. 3:05 p.m.
Sun., April 7 at Oklahoma State * Stillwater, Okla. 2:05 p.m.
Wed., April 10 at Maryland College Park, Md. 4 p.m.
Fri., April 12 Texas Tech * Morgantown 6:30 p.m.
Sat., April 13 Texas Tech * Morgantown 4 p.m.
Sun., April 14 Texas Tech * Morgantown 1 p.m.
Wed., April 17 at Penn State University Park, Pa. 6:30 p.m.
Fri., April 19 Kansas * Morgantown 6:30 p.m.
Sat., April 20 Kansas * Morgantown 4 p.m.
Sun., April 21 Kansas * Morgantown 1 p.m.
Tues., April 23 Penn State Morgantown 7 p.m.
Fri., April 26 at Texas* Austin, Texas TBD
Sat., April 27 at Texas* Austin, Texas TBD
Sun., April 28 at Texas* Austin, Texas TBD
Tues., April 30 Marshall Morgantown 6:30 p.m.
Fri., May 3 TCU * Morgantown 6:30 p.m.
Sat., May 4 TCU * Morgantown 4 p.m.
Sun., May 5 TCU * Morgantown 1 p.m.
Wed., May 8 at Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. 6 p.m.
Fri., May 10 at Kansas State * Manhattan, Kan. 7 p.m.
Sat., May 11 at Kansas State * Manhattan, Kan. 5 p.m.
Sun., May 12 at Kansas State * Manhattan, Kan. 12 p.m.
Tues., May 14 vs. Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. 6 p.m.
Thurs., May 16 George Washington Morgantown 6:30 p.m.
Fri., May 17 George Washington Morgantown 6:30 p.m.
Sat., May 18 George Washington Morgantown 2 p.m.
May 22-26 Big 12 Championship
* Big 12 Conference Game | ^ Atlanta Challenge, Atlanta, Ga.
All times Eastern and all dates and times are subject to change.
Home games, listed in bold, played at Monongalia County Ballpark.
Press Release Credit: WVU Athletics Communications
Cover Photo Credit: Jeff Ruff, BGS