WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross baseball team has released its 2010 schedule, announced by athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. and head coach Greg DiCenzo. The squad will play in 51 total games beginning in late February, starting on the road for 10 contests before hosting Quinnipiac at Fitton Field on March 20.
The Crusaders will open the season with a three-game series against Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Ga., held Feb. 27-March 1. The team then travels to three other southern schools including College of Charleston (March 2), Savannah State (March 3) before wrapping up with a three-game series against Charleston Southern (March 5-6). After a seven-day break, the squad will play at Delaware in a three-game series held March 13-14 before returning north to play at Siena on March 17.
Holy Cross will host its first competitor, Quinnipiac, at Fitton Field on March 20 at 2:00 p.m. Three road games and seven home contests, including two back-to-back doubleheaders against NJIT on March 27-28, makeup the March lineup. The team will play against annual non-conference foes Boston College (March 24), Massachusetts (March 30) and Harvard (March 31) to round out the month.
The Patriot League season will get under way with a doubleheader on April 3 at home versus Army, the defending Patriot League champions. The team will host two other non-conference opponents (Hartford and Marist) before traveling to play Bucknell the weekend of April 10-11. Holy Cross will host Lafayette from April 17-18 before playing away against its last two league opponents- Navy (April 24-25) and Lehigh (May 1-2).
After the season wraps up at Lehigh, the top four Patriot League teams will play for the Patriot League Championship, starting with the semifinal round on May 15-16 and continuing through May 23.
Holy Cross is coming off a 22-27 2009 campaign, with this year's team boasting 18 returning letterwinners and 13 newcomers. The team will be led by senior tri-captains Ryan George (Seekonk, Mass.), 2009 Patriot League Player of the Year Matt Perry (Sudbury, Mass.) and two-time captain John Sills (Milton, Mass.).