Truman State baseball heads south looking for some sun
After a two-week hiatus, the Truman Baseball team is scheduled to play six games over the course of four days when they travel to Louisville, Ky. to face Hillsdale (Mich.) and Bellarmine(Ky.).
The Bulldogs will play single games against Hillsdale on Saturday and Sunday, followed by a non-conference doubleheader with the Bellarmine Knights on Monday.
Truman will they travel to Bolivar, Mo. to face Southwest Baptist University for a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Truman vs. Hillsdale
Series Format: The teams will play two, nine-inning games.
On Saturday, Hillsdale will be designated the home team while on Sunday, the Bulldogs will get the final at bat. Game times are 11:00 a.m. (CST) on Saturday and 12:00 p.m. (CDT) on Sunday.
Series History: The two teams have met just once prior on the diamond with a rare tie.
They played in Florida in 1996 with the score tied at five apiece. It is the last of six ties in Truman Baseball history.
About the Chargers: Finished 2013 with a 20-25 overall record and were 13-18 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conferenceâ?¦
Chargers were picked 11th in the GLIAC Preseason Coaches' Poll
Truman vs. Bellarmine
Series Format: The teams will play a doubleheader on Monday starting with a nine-inning game and concluding with a seven-inning contest.
Series History: This will be the first meeting between Truman and the Knights on the diamond
. These games are not considered conference games despite the fact that both are members of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
Bellarmine Last Time Out: The Knights dropped a doubleheader to Alderson Broaddus at home on March 1. ABU won the opener 3-2 and took game two 5-2.
The Knights are scheduled to play Lake Erie College on Thursday and Hillsdale College in a pair of single-games on Saturday and Sunday.
About the Knights: Bellarmine was 33-23 overall last year and 20-13 in the GLVC advancing to the NCAA Midwest Regional
Truman vs. Southwest Baptist
Series Format: The teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday starting with a seven-inning game and concluding with a nine-inning contest.
Series History: SBU holds a 32-31 advantage over their former MIAA mates.
The Bearcats took three out of four against Truman last season.
They swept a doubleheader in Bolivar by scores of 3-2 and 13-4 while in Kirksville, the Bulldogs won game one 2-1 but lost game two 9-5.
Southwest Baptist Last Time Out: The Bearcats play a weekend series with Central Oklahoma in a four-game conference series before hosting the Bulldogs on Tuesday.
SBU took three of four from Nebraska-Kearney in their last action with the games being played in Tishomingo, Okla.
The Bulldogs are schedule to open up the home and conference season by hosting the University of Wisconsin-Parkside March 15-16 in Kirksville, Mo.
It will be the first games played by the Bulldogs under the GLVC banner.
It will be the first ever meeting with the Rangers on the diamond.
Courtesy Truman State University