Rams Highlight Several Key Match-Up's for 2011 Season
Starting in early February the team will spend the early portion of their season on the road in the southern states not having a home game at Bowen Field until March.
January 6, 2011
Bluefield, VA—The Bluefield College Rams baseball program has already been ranked in third spot in the most recent Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) pre-season polls and the Rams have just released their baseball schedule for the 2011 season.
Mike White will return as head coach of the Rams for the sixth season.
Starting in early February the team will spend the early portion of their season on the road in the southern states not having a home game at Bowen Field until March. They will play three NCAA Division II schools Coker College out of Hartsville, South Carolina, North Greenville College out of Tigerville, South Carolina, and local rival Bluefield State College.
This will not mark the first time that the Rams have played North Greenville College. The Rams finished in second place in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) World Series in 2010 to North Greenville 7-6 in 10 innings after winning the NCCAA World Series Title in 2009.
The Rams will play two NCAA Division III schools Emory and Henry College and Roanoke College, two teams which the Rams solidly beat last season. They will also play against NCCAA school Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee they will meet in early March.
A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) the Rams will play five schools who are members of Division I. They will again play Southern Wesleyan College out of Central, South Carolina which the Rams beat in the 2010 season. They will also play NAIA Division I schools Shorter University out of Rome, Georgia; Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, Southern Virginia University which will mark the Rams first home game, and Alice Lloyd College also at home.
The Rams will also play the AAC schools of Tennessee Wesleyan College which won the AAC baseball crown last season and Union College, both schools represented the AAC Conference in the NAIA Opening Round, where Tennessee Wesleyan advanced to the Avista- NAIA World Series.
Other AAC schools playing the Rams this season; Virginia Intermont College, Montreat College, Reinhardt University, Bryan College, and Milligan College. The Rams and Tennessee Wesleyan were the only two schools to post over 40 wins in 2010.
Mike White will return the Rams for the sixth season as head coach of the Rams. White has won the NCCAA Coach of the Year title, and the Rams have traveled to tournament action four out of the last six years. He will be assisted on the field by second year assistant coach Danny Flores.
For the complete baseball schedule please visit http://www.bluefield.edu/athletics/mens-baseball/2010-baseball-schedule/. To view news stories including last season's NCCAA tournament please visit the Bluefield College Athletics website at http://www.bluefield.edu/athletics/mens-baseball/.