CHARLESTON, SC - The College of Charleston baseball team will host 33 home games, and travel to play some of the top squads in the nation this coming spring, announced head coach Chad Holbrook with the release of the Cougars' upcoming 2018 schedule on Wednesday.
The Cougars will open the season with 12 consecutive contests at Patriots Point, including a midweek matchup with 2016 national champion Coastal Carolina on Wednesday, February 21, and will wrap up the home stand with a three-game set against Southeastern Conference foe Georgia (Mar. 2-4). Also coming to Patriots Point this spring in non-conference will be: UC Bakersfield (Mar. 9-11), Quinnipiac (Mar. 13-14), Coastal Carolina again (Mar. 27), Charleston Southern (Apr. 3), Georgia Southern (Apr. 24), and The Citadel (Apr. 25).
Coach Holbrook and his squad will open their 2018 road schedule on Mar. 6 and 7 in Greenville, North Carolina at East Carolina. Following a five-game home stand, the Cougars will travel to Manhattan, Kansas for a three-game set with Kansas State on Mar. 16-18.
In addition to road non-conference contests at Charleston Southern (Mar. 20), Furman (Mar. 21), Georgia Southern (Apr. 17), and the Citadel (Apr. 11 and May 15), Coach Holbrook will make his return to Columbia, South Carolina on May 9 for a neutral site game against South Carolina. Coach Holbrook served as the Gamecocks' head coach for five seasons prior to his arrival at The College.
The Cougars will open Colonial Athletic Association play on Mar. 23-25 with a three-game set against William & Mary at Patriots Point. James Madison (Apr. 6-8), Northeastern (Apr. 13-15), and Delaware (Apr. 27-29) will also come to Patriots Point in CAA action this season. Charleston's CAA road schedule includes trips to Elon (Mar. 30-Apr. 1), Hofstra (Apr. 20-22), Towson (May 4-6), and UNCW (May 17-19).