Trojan Baseball Unveils 2018 Schedule

Trojan Baseball Unveils 2018 Schedule

ANDERSON, S.C. – The Anderson University baseball team will play seven contests in 2018 against three teams that reached the NCAA Division II Tournament last season, as the Trojans released their schedule on Tuesday.    

The Trojans earned back-to-back berths in the 2014 and 2015 South Atlantic Conference Tournaments and will be vying for their third appearance in the SAC Championship in five seasons.

Anderson's schedule features a nearly-balanced slate with 26 home contests and 24 games on the road, including 23 nonconference matchups to go along with the 27 SAC games. The schedule includes seven familiar opponents from Conference Carolinas, three Peach Belt Conference foes and a three-game set at Alabama-Huntsville from the Gulf South Conference.     

Anderson opens the 2018 schedule with a five-game homestand, marking the seventh time in nine years that the Trojans have started the season in the friendly confines of Anderson Memorial Stadium.


vs. King (Feb. 3 - 1 p.m./4 p.m.) and (Feb. 4 – 1 p.m.)
Series Record: First Meeting
2017 Record: 19-27, 9-18 – Conference Carolinas Finish: 8th

vs. North Greenville (Feb. 6 – 3 p.m.)
Series Record: Anderson leads, 20-17
Last Time: NGU 8-2 (4/6/17 – Tigerville, S.C.)
2017 Record: 38-15, 20-7 – Conference Carolinas Finish: 2nd

vs. Young Harris (Feb. 7 – 3 p.m.)
Series Record: Anderson leads, 3-1
Notes: Series began in 2016
Last Time: YHC 9-4 (3/21/17 – Young Harris, Ga.)
2017 Record: 15-30, 7-17 – Peach Belt Conference Finish: 12th

at Belmont Abbey (Feb. 13 – 4 p.m.)
Series Record: Belmont Abbey leads, 29-11
Notes: Series began in 1999 … First meeting since 2013 
Last Time: BAC 10-9 (3/7/13 – Anderson, S.C.)
2017 Record: 37-17, 19-8 – Conference Carolinas Finish: 3rd

vs. Southern Wesleyan (Feb. 14 – 3 p.m.)
Series Record: Anderson leads, 32-18
Last Time: AU 5-4 (4/18/17 – Anderson, S.C.)
2017 Record: 15-34, 6-21 – Conference Carolinas Finish: 10th

at Alabama-Huntsville (Feb. 17 - 1 p.m./4 p.m.) and (Feb. 18 – 1 p.m.)
Series Record: First Meeting
2017 Record: 24-26, 15-18 – Gulf South Conference Finish: 8th

vs. Emmanuel (Feb. 20 – 3 p.m.)
Series Record: Series is tied at 9-9
Notes: The two teams did not play from 2004-2015 
Last Time: EMM 12-2 (3/7/17 – Anderson, S.C.)
2017 Record: 19-32, 8-19 – Conference Carolinas Finish: 9th

vs. Lenoir-Rhyne* (Feb. 23 – 6 p.m.) and (Feb. 24 – 1 p.m./4 p.m.)
Series Record: Lenoir-Rhyne leads, 16-6
Notes: Series began in 2009 
Last Time: L-R 9-0, AU 8-6, L-R 8-0 (2/24/17 – 2/25/17 – Anderson, S.C.)
2017 Record: 22-26, 6-18 – South Atlantic Conference Finish: 10th
 
at Erskine (Feb. 27 – 2 p.m.)
Series Record: Erskine leads, 48-28
Last Time: AU 6-5 (4/25/17 – Anderson, S.C.)
2017 Record: 25-25, 13-14 – Conference Carolinas Finish: 5th

vs. Limestone (Feb. 28 – 3 p.m.)
Series Record: Limestone leads, 33-32 
Last Time: LC 10-7 (2/1/17 – Gaffney, S.C.)
2017 Record: 22-25, 10-17 – Conference Carolinas Finish: 7th

at Lincoln Memorial* (March 2 – 4 p.m.) and (March 3 – 1 p.m./4 p.m.)
Series Record: Lincoln Memorial leads, 11-9
Notes: Series began in 2009 … Defending SAC Tournament Champion
Last Time: LMU 20-3, LMU 11-3, AU 6-3, AU 5-0 (4/21/17–4/22/17 – Anderson)
2017 Record: 35-19, 18-6 – South Atlantic Conference Finish: 2nd, NCAA Tournament

at North Greenville (March 6 – 3 p.m.)
Series Record: Anderson leads, 20-17
Last Time: NGU 8-2 (4/6/17 – Tigerville, S.C.)
2017 Record: 38-15, 20-7 – Conference Carolinas Finish: 2nd

vs. Coker* (March 9 – 6 p.m.) and (March 10 – 1 p.m./4 p.m.)
Series Record: Anderson leads, 33-27
Last Time: AU 10-3, CC 7-2, AU 4-3 (4/1/17 – 4/2/17 Hartsville, S.C.)
2017 Record: 33-18, 12-12 – South Atlantic Conference Finish: 6th

at Emmanuel (March 15 – 3 p.m.)
Series Record: Series is tied at 9-9
Notes: The two teams did not play from 2004-2015 
Last Time: EMM 12-2 (3/7/17 – Anderson, S.C.)
2017 Record: 19-32, 8-19 – Conference Carolinas Finish: 9th

at Carson-Newman* (March 16 – 2 p.m.) and (March 17 – Noon/3 p.m.)
Series Record: Carson-Newman leads, 24-8 
Last Time: C-N 11-4, C-N 13-9, AU 9-5 (3/10/17-3/11/17 –Jefferson City, Tenn.)
2017 Record: 22-33, 10-13 – South Atlantic Conference Finish: 7th

at Limestone (March 21 – 6 p.m.)
Series Record: Limestone leads, 33-32 
Last Time: LC 10-7 (2/1/17 – Gaffney, S.C.)
2017 Record: 22-25, 10-17 – Conference Carolinas Finish: 7th

at Tusculum* (March 23 – 6 p.m.) and (March 24 – 1 p.m./4 p.m.)
Series Record: Tusculum leads 19-12
Last Time: TC 6-5, TC 14-6, TC 12-5 (3/24/17-3/25/17 – Anderson, S.C.)
2017 Record: 30-20, 14-10 – South Atlantic Conference Finish: 5th

at Erskine (March 27 – 3 p.m.)
Series Record: Erskine leads, 48-28
Last Time: AU 6-5 (4/25/17 – Anderson, S.C.)
2017 Record: 25-25, 13-14 – Conference Carolinas Finish: 5th

vs. Southern Wesleyan (March 28 – 6 p.m.)
Series Record: Anderson leads, 32-18
Last Time: AU 5-4 (4/18/17 – Anderson, S.C.)
2017 Record: 15-34, 6-21 – Conference Carolinas Finish: 10th

vs. Catawba* (March 30 – 6 p.m.) and (March 31 – 1 p.m./4 p.m.)
Series Record: Catawba leads, 25-8
Notes: Three-time defending SAC Regular-Season Champion
Last Time: CAT 24-3, CAT 7-6, AU 11-9 (3/11/17-3/12/17 – Anderson, S.C.)
2017 Record: 40-17, 19-5 – South Atlantic Conference Finish: 1st, NCAA Tournament

at North Georgia (April 3 – 6 p.m.)
Series Record: North Georgia leads 29-5
Last Time: UNG 19-5 (4/12/17 – Dahlonega, Ga.)
2017 Record: 46-12, 19-5 – Peach Belt Conference Finish: 1st, NCAA Tournament

at Southern Wesleyan (April 4 – 6 p.m.)
Series Record: Anderson leads, 32-18
Last Time: AU 5-4 (4/18/17 – Anderson, S.C.)
2017 Record: 15-34, 6-21 – Conference Carolinas Finish: 10th

vs. Wingate* (April 6 – 6 p.m.) and (April 7 – 1 p.m./4 p.m.)
Series Record: Wingate leads 15-6
Notes: Series began in 2007  
Last Time: WU 11-1, WU 14-4, WU 3-1 (3/3/17- 3/4/17 – Wingate, N.C.)
2017 Record: 19-31, 10-14 – South Atlantic Conference Finish: 8th

at Lander (April 10 – 6 p.m.)
Series Record: Lander leads 24-11
Last Time: LU 17-4 (3/16/17 – Greenwood, S.C.)
2017 Record: 21-31, 11-13 – Peach Belt Conference Finish: 7th

at Mars Hill* (April 13 – 3 p.m.) and (April 14 – 1 p.m./4 p.m.)
Series Record: Anderson leads 18-10
Notes: Series began in 2007
Last Time: AU 5-3, MHU 12-5, AU 9-3 (3/7/17-3/18/17 – Anderson, S.C.)
2017 Record: 29-21, 14-9 – South Atlantic Conference Finish: 4th

vs. Young Harris (April 18 – 6 p.m.)
Series Record: Anderson leads, 3-1
Notes: Series began in 2016
Last Time: YHC 9-4 (3/21/17 – Young Harris, Ga.)
2017 Record: 15-30, 7-17 – Peach Belt Conference Finish: 12th

vs. Newberry* (April 20 – 6 p.m.) and (April 21 – 1 p.m./4 p.m.)
Series Record: Newberry leads 28-21
Last Time: NBY 10-3, AU 5-1, NBY 8-5 (2/11/17-2/12/17 – Anderson, S.C.)
2017 Record: 32-21, 16-8 – South Atlantic Conference Finish: 3rd

vs. Erskine (April 23 – 6 p.m.)
Series Record: Erskine leads, 48-28
Last Time: AU 6-5 (4/25/17 – Anderson, S.C.)
2017 Record: 25-25, 13-14 – Conference Carolinas Finish: 5th

The 2018 Pilot/Flying J South Atlantic Conference Baseball Championship is set for April 26-30 at Smokies Stadium in Kodak, Tenn.

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