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Motlow Bucks 2018 baseball schedule heavy on home games

Jan. 8, 2018

Motlow State baseball fans will have plenty of opportunities to cheer the Bucks at home this year, as the program has scheduled 19 of its 36 play dates for the 2018 season at the friendly confines of the Driver Baseball Complex on Motlow's Moore County campus.

The Bucks officially begin practice for the coming season Jan. 10, and will play their season opener Feb. 2, when they travel to Hanceville, Ala., to play Wallace State in a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. The following day, the Bucks travel to Birmingham to face Birmingham Southern for a noon doubleheader.

The 2018 schedule is heavy on home dates, with the first scheduled for Feb. 10 and 11 when Vincennes, Ind., comes to Lynchburg for noon doubleheaders both days. The first home conference series is March 9-10, with Cleveland State as the visitors.

Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) conference series consist of a single, nine-inning game on Friday and a pair of seven-inning games on Saturday. The Bucks will host five conference series and travel for four, with the first road trip being to Chattanooga State March 2-3.

The longest road trip of the 2018 season for the Bucks comes early, with Motlow traveling to Niceville, Fla., for three games on Feb. 16-17. Opponents for those games and start times have not yet been finalized.

Motlow has also scheduled home-and-home series with three area non-conference opponents; Martin Methodist College JV out of Pulaski, Covenant College JV from Lookout Mountain, Ga., and Calhoun Community College from Decatur, Ala.

The regular season will end with a pair of home conference series; with Walters State coming to town April 20-21 and Southwest Tennessee closing the year at the Driver Complex April 27-28. The Bucks have 53 games scheduled but are allowed to schedule 56, meaning they could add three games prior to the start of the season.

Dan McShea
Motlow State baseball Head Coach Dan McShea begins his 12th season leading the Bucks program when his team begins official practice Jan. 10. McShea's teams have won 251 games during his 11 seasons at the helm. This year's squad will open the regular season on the road Feb. 2, when they face Wallace State in Hanceville, Alabama. The first home game is Feb. 10, with Vincennes, Ind., visiting the Driver Baseball Complex on Motlow's Moore County campus for a noon doubleheader. Photo by Jeff Reed Photography.