Tigers To Open Season In Tucson
Missouri Baseball has released its schedule for the 2010 season, which will get underway on Feb. 19 against Gonzaga at the Collegiate Cactus Classic in Tucson, Ariz. On the schedule are 29 games at Taylor Stadium, 14 road matchups and 12 neutral site contests.
The Tigers will spend the first three weeks of the season on the road, starting with the Collegiate Cactus Classic, where they will face Gonzaga twice, Washington and New Mexico State. The following week, MU will participate in the Auburn Invitational with Florida Atlantic, Boston College and Auburn. The Minute Maid Classic in Houston will conclude the season-opening road trip, as the Tigers will
face Houston, TCU and Texas in a non-conference contest.
The home schedule will open up on March 10 against Western Illinois. That game will kick off a 10-game home stand at Taylor Stadium.
The Big 12 Conference schedule begins on March 26-28 when the Tigers head to College Station, Texas to take on Texas A&M. MU will also have road conference series against Oklahoma (April 9-11), Texas Tech (April 30-May 2) and Kansas (May 7-9).
Baylor will be in Columbia on April 2-4 in the first home Big 12 series of the season. Other home conference series include Oklahoma State (April 16-18), Kansas State (April 23-25), Nebraska (May 14-16) and Texas (May 21-23). The Tigers’ final six conference games of the year will be at Taylor Stadium.
Once again in 2010, Mizzou has games scheduled in both of the Major League Baseball stadiums in Missouri. MU and Illinois will meet at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on April 7 and the Tigers will face Kansas in a non-conference game at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium on April 21.
Mizzou will also continue the annual Wood Bat Classic, as it will take on Eastern Illinois on April 27 at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon, Mo.
The Big 12 Tournament will get underway on May 26 at Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Okla. and the NCAA Tournament will begin on June 4.
A schedule note, with the exception of the home opener on March 10, all of Missouri’s weeknight home games will start at 6 p.m., which is a change from the 6:30 p.m. starts of past seasons.