Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Forecasting the First weekend of A-Sun Baseball
MACON, Ga. - The college baseball season gets under way this weekend with all 11 A-Sun teams in action with 10 squads hosting games.
Given the crazy weather of the past few weeks the A-Sun Insider decieded to take a look at what fans can expect this weekend. Thanks to Weather.com for the forcasts.
Belmont and Lipscomb (Nashville, Tenn.)
The Bruins welcome Evansville to Shelby Park for a three-game set this weekend to open season. Games get underway at 3:00 p.m. CT Friday at Shebly Park. Saturday, the Bruins and Aces are scheduled for a double header starting at noon CT.
The Bisons look to do battle with Murray State starting at 4:00 p.m. CT on Friday at Dugan Field in a three game set schedule to go through Sunday. These games are in question after the Lipscomb softball team cancelled its doubleheader against UAB set for Tuesday.
Friday looks good to ball some ball but it will be chilly as the high is set for 46 but they are calling for a chance of showers the rest of the weekend.
Full Weekend Forcast - http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/USTN0357
Campbell (Buies Creek, N.C.)
The Fighting Camels welcome in-state rival UNC Asheville for three games in two days at Taylor Field. The sereies gets underway at 4:00 p.m. Friday with a double headed set for Saturday starting at a 1:00 p.m.
Without trying to jinx the Camels the outlook appears to be good in Buies Creek with tempatures in the 50’s and clear skies for opening weekend.
Full Weekend Forcast - http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/USNC0082
USC Upstate (Spartanburg, S.C.)
The Spartans open the season with a double header Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. contest with Applachian State followed by a contest with Presbyterian.
The weather looks to stay solid in the Carolinas with highs in the 50’s and just a few clouds but nothing that could stop the start of the Spartans season.
Full Weekend Forcast - http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/USSC0325
Kennesaw State (Kennesaw, Ga.)
The Owls welcome Liberty to Stillwell Stadium where Kennesaw State has won 70-percent of its games since the start of the 2007 season.
Once again things look great for the start of the season with highs in the mid-50’s and slim to no chance (fingers crossed) of showers.
Full Weekend Forcast - http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/USGA0305
Mercer (Macon, Ga.)
The weather will be all but perfect for the Bears as they open the season against Morehead State with four games in three days. The sereies begins Friday with a doubleheader on Saturday and a Monday finale at 1:00 p.m. High will be in the mid to upper 50’s with a chance of 60 or more on Sunday and most importantly clear skies all around.
Full Weekend Forcast - http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/USGA0346
Jacksonville and UNF (Jacksonville, Fla.)
The Dolphins host UNC Wilimington to the open the season at Sessions field starting at 4:00 p.m. Friday. Both Saturday and Sunday’s games are 1:00 p.m. starts and if you can’t make it out to the games on Friday and Saturday check them out on A-SunTV.
Ospreys begin the final season of the Dusty Rhodes Era, against Ohio State at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 at Harmon Stadium. UNF continues the weekend, versus Richmond at 1:00 p.m on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Ospreys close out the opening weekend with a 3:00 p.m. game against in-state rival Florida A&M on Sunday, Feb. 21. All these games can also be seen on ASunTV
The Sunshine state should live up to its name in Jacksonville with tempatures in the 60’s and clear skies.
Full Weekend Forcast - http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/USFL0228
ASunTV - https://asun.neulion.com/asc/console.jsp
Stetson (Deland, Fla.)
Things continue to look clear and sunny as we move farther south where the Hatters welcome Siena to Melching Field for a rare Saturday through Tuesday four game set.
Full Weekend Forcast - http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/USFL0111
FGCU (Fort Myers, Fla.)
The two-time defending regular season champions open their season against the Temple Owls in the toughest A-Sun baseball stadium to visit. The Eagles have won almost 71-percent of their games at Swanson Stadium holding a record of 39-16 at home since the start of the 2007 season.
It looks like their will be some clouds hanging for the season opener the weekend look pretty clear for the preseason conference favorite.
Full Weekend Forcast - http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/USFL0152
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