USA Softball Releases Their Schedule
South Alabama head softball coach Becky Clark announced the Jaguars 2013 schedule which includes six top-25 foes, which include UAB and Mississippi State as well a challenging road games.
“Our spring schedule is our toughest to date,” eighth year head coach Becky Clark said. “We will be playing 10 teams who participated in the NCAA Regional tournament last season and three of those who moved on to Super Regionals. We know that we have a tough schedule, but our kids love the challenge and have worked hard all summer and fall to prepare themselves.”
“We will open our season with our annual Mardi Gras Tournament, and I am looking forward to showcasing our field renovation and new construction,” she added. “The addition of our covered hitting facility will be a huge upgrade for our student-athletes, and the renovations around the field are going to go a long way in improving our fan’s experience on game day. We are very fortunate to have an administration that is so committed to providing a first class experience for our players and fans.”
“This is the first year for the Gulf Coast Classic held in Gulfport, Miss., and should prove to be a strong tournament,” Clark concluded. “This is a great opportunity for our fans to enjoy some highly-competitive softball without having to travel a great distance.”
February 6 will see the Jags hosting UAB at a newly renovated Jaguar Field to begin a five-game home stretch ahead of their annual Mardi Gras Tournament which will feature two games with Syracuse on February 7 & 8, plus single games against McNeese State on February 8 and Austin Peay on February 9.
USA will travel to Georgia for the Bulldog Invitational on February 14-16 and will face the Bulldogs twice. USA will also take on Ohio, Mercer and Furman. USA will travel to Birmingham for a rematch against UAB.
USA will participate in the 2014 Diamond 9 Classic at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in the Florida panhandle.
They will also travel to Orlando on February 21-23 with Georgia Southern, East Carolina, Lehigh, Mercer and Georgia. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic will have USA, Ohio, Nicholls State, UT-San Antonio, Baylor and Chattanooga.
Then they will return to Boca Raton to visit former Sun Belt foe Florida Atlantic on March 7-9 where the Jags will also face Marshall, Virginia Tech, Michigan State and Illinois.
They will go to Sillwater, OK for the Oklahoma State’s Cowgirl Classic for a two-day trip where they will face Oklahoma State twice after facing New Mexico.
The full schedule can be found on the USA Softball website by clicking here.