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.
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
$ Pensacola tournament