26 Home Games Set For Patriots…
Dallas Baptist has released its 2012 college baseball schedule. The Patriots open the season Feb. 17-18 with a three game series against Southeast Missouri State.
A trip to Stillwater, Okla for a Feb. 21 game against Oklahoma State follows. The Cowboys return the trip to Dallas on May 15. OSU is one of four Big 12 teams Dallas Baptist will face during the 2012 season. The Patriots will also play home and home games with Texas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech. The Longhorns reached the College World Series in 2011, while Oklahoma advanced to Omaha in 2010.
DBU heads to Houston Feb. 24-26 for a three game series vs. Rice. An April 3 game across the Metroplex vs. TCU is among the Patriots’ other notable non-conference contests.
Dallas Baptist has been a DI Independent since the program’s inception, but will play in the Missouri Valley Conference in 2012. Conference play begins May 30-April 1 with a home series against Missouri State. Other conference home series are against Southern Illinois and Evansville. Conference road series are at Indiana State, Wichita State, Creighton, and Bradley.
2012 will be Dallas Baptist’s only season in the Missouri Valley Conference. Along with Cal State Bakersfield, DBU will join the WAC for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Dallas Baptist is coming off the most successful season in program history, after advancing to a Super Regional in 2011. All-American outfielder Jason Krizan was among three Patriots taken in the 2011 MLB Draft when he went in the 8th round to the Detroit Tigers.