The Southern Miss baseball team finally released its schedule for the 2018 season and it features one of the better non-conference slates in recent years for the Golden Eagles.
Mississippi State will be in Hattiesburg on Feb. 16-18 for three games. First pitch for the season opener is at 4 p.m.
Georgia Southern, one of the more respected programs in the Sun Belt, is coming to Hattiesburg on March 9-11 for the final non-conference weekend series of the season.
USM lost one weekend series in Hattiesburg on Feb. 23-25 when Stony Brook canceled its trip due to New York's travel restrictions following the implementation of HB 1523.
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The Eagles will instead travel to Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas, that weekend for a tournament. USM's opponents have yet to be announced in the tournament, but Texas-Arlington, South Dakota State, Bradley and Stephen F. Austin are taking part.
USM will participate in another tournament in Pensacola on March 2-4 with games against Eastern Michigan, Ohio State and Nicholls.
USM will have one big two-game mid-week series against Louisiana-Lafayette in Hattiesburg on April 3 and 4.
The conference opponents coming to Hattiesburg this year are UTSA (March 16-18), Rice (March 30-April 1), WKU (April 6-8), Middle Tennessee (April 20-22) and Louisiana Tech (May 11-13).
Southern Miss will not play a regular season game in Biloxi, but has a good shot to qualify for the Conference USA Tournament at MGM Park on May 23-27.
USM baseball schedule
Feb. 16 - Mississippi State - 4 pm
Feb. 17 - Mississippi State - 1 pm
Feb. 18 - Mississippi State - 1 pm
Feb. 20 - at South Alabama - 6:30 pm
Feb. 23 - Stephen F. Austin Tournament - TBA
Feb. 24 - Stephen F. Austin Tournament - TBA
Feb. 25 - Stephen F. Austin Tournament - TBA
Feb. 27 - at New Orleans New Orleans, La. - 6:30 pm
Mar. 2 - Eastern Michigan$ - 6 pm
Mar. 3 - Ohio State$ - 3 pm
Mar. 4 - Nicholls$ - 2 pm
Mar. 7 - at Alabama - TBA
Mar. 9 - Georgia Southern - 6 pm
Mar. 10 - Georgia Southern - 2 pm
Mar. 11 - Georgia Southern - 1 pm
Mar. 14 - at Tulane - 6:30 pm
Mar. 16 - UTSA - 6 pm
Mar. 17 - UTSA - 2 pm
Mar. 18 - UTSA - 1 pm
Mar. 20 - Southern - 6 pm
Mar. 23 - at FAU Boca Raton, Fla. 5:30 pm
Mar. 24 - at FAU - 3 pm
Mar. 25 - at FAU - 11 am
Mar. 27 - at Ole Miss - TBA
Mar. 30 - Rice - 6 pm
Mar. 31 - Rice - 2 pm
Apr. 1 - Rice - 1 pm
Apr. 3 - ULL - 6 pm
Apr. 4 - ULL - 6 pm
Apr. 6 - WKU - 6 pm
Apr. 7 - WKU - 2 pm
Apr. 8 - WKU - 1 pm
Apr. 10 - Ole Miss (Pearl) - 6:30 pm
Apr. 13 - at FIU - 6 pm
Apr. 14 - at FIU - 5 pm
Apr. 15 - at FIU - 11 a.m.
Apr. 17 - at SE. Louisiana - 6 pm
Apr. 20 - MTSU - 6 pm
Apr. 21 - MTSU - 2 p.m.
Apr. 22 - MTSU - 1 p.m.
Apr. 24 - South Ala. - 6 p.m.
Apr. 27 - at Old Dominion - 5 pm
Apr. 28 - at Old Dominion - 2 pm
Apr. 29 - at Old Dominion - noon
May 1 - Tulane - 6 p.m.
May 4 - at UAB - TBA
May 5 - at UAB - TBA
May 6 - at UAB - TBA
May 11 - La. Tech - 6 pm
May 12 - La. Tech - 2 pm
May 13 - La. Tech - 1 pm
May 15 - New Orleans - 6 pm
May 17 - at Marshall - TBA
May 18 - at Marshall - TBA
May 19 - at Marshall - TBA
May 23-27 - C-USA Tourney - Biloxi
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