St. Bonaventure University Athletic News
December 12, 2011View The Complete Schedule
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – A season-opening trip to Florida, home and road games against Big 4 rivals and eight Atlantic 10 Conference series highlight the 2012 St. Bonaventure baseball schedule released on Monday.
Bonaventure will open the campaign in Winter Haven, Fla., Feb. 24-March 5 with 11 total games against Western Michigan, Mount St. Mary's, Georgetown and Northeastern.
Following its return from the Sunshine State, St. Bonaventure plays a three-game non-conference series at Marshall (March 16-18). Two other non-conference, non-Big 4 games include trips to Akron on April 4 and Bucknell (April 24).
The home opener will take place Tuesday, March 20, at 3 p.m. against Niagara. Other Big 4 rivals Canisius and Buffalo travel to Fred Handler Park on March 27 and April 3, respectively. The Brown and White will travel to Niagara on April 10, Canisius (May 1) and Buffalo (May 15).
A-10 play begins with a three-game series at Dayton (March 23-March 25). The team's first A-10 home series will be held March 30-April 1 against Fordham. Other home A-10 meetings include Rhode Island (April 13-15), Saint Joseph's (April 27-29) and Temple (May 10-12). Conference road series include George Washington (April 20-22) and St. Louis (May 4-6). The regular season concludes with a three-game series at Charlotte (May 17-19).
The A-10 Championship will be held at Fordham University's Houlihan Park May 23-26. The top six teams qualify for the tournament.
The Bonnies will look to improve on their 23-23 record from last season when they lost a tiebreaker for the final postseason spot after finishing 13-11 in the A-10.