WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University baseball program has officially released its 2017 schedule as announced by head coach Curtis Pride, now in his ninth season. GU's schedule features 20 home games, 13 away, and a Spring Break trip where the Bison will compete in several games.
Gallaudet will begin its season with an eight-game homestand that begins on Feb. 19 against University of Valley Forge in a non-conference doubleheader. The following weekend the Bison will host Southern Vermont (Feb. 25) and Muhlenberg College (Feb. 26) in non-conference doubleheaders.
GU begins the month of March at home against Clarks Summit (March 4) for two before hitting the road to face in-region powerhouse Christopher Newport University on March 5. The Bison return home to host McDaniel College (March 7) before packing their bags for their Spring Break trip (March 12-19).
The Bison return home and will face Washington College (March 22) and Frostburg State University (March 26) before hosting Catholic University of America (March 30) to close out the month.
GU opens North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play in April with a doubleheader away against Penn St.-Abington, the 2016 NEAC regular-season champs and tournament runner-ups, on April 1. The Bison return home to host regionally ranked Shenandoah University on April 2. Gallaudet's first home NEAC games will be against rival Penn St.-Berks, the 2016 NEAC champions, on April 8 for two games. The Bison will venture out of conference at Hood (April 9) and host Penn St.-Harrisburg (April 14) before focusing on more conference games. Gallaudet will host Lancaster Bible College (April 15), Cazenovia College (April 22) and SUNY Poly (April 23). The latter of which will serve as Senior Day for the Bison. GU will travel to Penn College (April 18), Wells College (April 29) and Keuka College (April 30).
The Bison will travel to Arlington, Va., on May 7, to face Marymount (Va.) University. The NEAC tournament will be held on May 12-14 at the site of the highest seed.
2017 Gallaudet Baseball Schedule Overview
- Season/home opener: Valley Forge College (Sun., Feb. 19)
- Conference opener: at Penn St.-Abington (Sat., April 1)
- 2016 Conference Champions: vs. Penn St.-Berks (Sat., April 8)
- Senior Day: vs. SUNY Poly (Sun., April 23)