Mountaineers announce baseball schedule for 2023

BOONE, NC – App State has announced its baseball schedule for the 2023 season.

Fans will get their first glimpse of the Mountaineers on February 17-19 as they play a three-game weekend series against Queens at LP Frans Stadium in Hickory.

head coach Kermit Smith‘s Mountaineers will play 28 home games this season at Beaver Field at Jim and Betty Smith Stadium starting February 25 when they play North Carolina A&T.

“We’re excited about our 2023 schedule,” Smith said. “We look forward to playing in front of our amazing fans in Boone, as well as in Hickory, Shelby and throughout the region. Playing against high quality opponents all year round is essential to preparing our team for the Sun Belt Conference and the post-season game.”

The off-conference schedule is highlighted by weekend series against Gardner-Webb (March 3-5) and Campbell (March 10-12).

Before the contest on Saturday, March 11, the Mountaineers will host their annual baseball brunch, where they will celebrate their 50th birthdayth Anniversary of the 1973 Conference Championship squad. Registration information will be released at a later date.

App State will also host Big 12 nemesis West Virginia in a two-game midweek set on March 14-15 and take on the College of Charleston on March 21. The Black and Gold will also take on Wake Forest on April 11 and renew their rivalry with ETSU on May 2 at Smith Stadium.

Playing at one of the nation’s premier baseball conferences, App State will host five weekend series in the Sun Belt game this season, competing with Georgia State (March 24-26) and ULM (March 6-8, March 21-23). April) and James Madison (April 28-30). The Mountaineers play Arkansas State in the final conference (May 12-14).

The Mountaineers’ road list is highlighted by meeting Duke in a non-conference game March 7 in Durham. App State will also take on regional opponents High Point, North Carolina A&T, UNC Asheville and Queens. The Mountaineers will also face Wake Forest on April 26 in Shelby, NC.

In the Sun Belt game, the Black and Gold will face off against Marshall (March 17-19), Louisiana (March 31-April 2), Georgia Southern (April 14-16), Coastal Carolina (April 5-7) . May) and Troy (May 18-19).

Five 2023 opponents competed in the NCAA tournament last year, including Sun Belt members Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina and Louisiana, and Campbell and Wake Forest.