24 Home Games, Early Events Set…
St. John’s has released its 2012 college baseball schedule. The Red Storm opens the season Feb. 17-19 at the fourth annual Big Ten/Big East Challenge in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla. area with games against Michigan State, Minnesota and Illinois.
The second weekend of the season takes SJU to Lubbock, Texas for the Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic. St. John’s faces host Texas Tech twice and Northern Illinois once at the event.
The Red Storm treks into the Carolinas for a Feb. 28 game at North Carolina, followed by a Feb. 29 game at UNC-Wilmington. From there, St. John’s heads to Conway and Myrtle Beach, SC for the Coastal Carolina Invitational. Games are set against Big East rival Pittsburgh as well as Coastal Carolina and a rematch with Illinois.
St. John’s plays its home opener on March 14 against Fairleigh-Dickinson and then hosts the March 16-18 Red Storm Baseball Tournament. Games there are slated against Albany and Holy Cross.
Big East play begins March 23-25 at Villanova. Other conference road series are at Rutgers, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, and Louisville. Conference home series are against West Virginia, UConn, South Florida, and Seton Hall.