Bearkats Baseball Faces Challenging 2020 Schedule

Photographer: Chelsey Norton

Sam Houston State University baseball and new head coach Jay Sirianni have a tough slate ahead of them in 2020. The Bearkats have released their schedule for the spring, and it is nothing short of taxing.

Feb. 14 will mark opening day for the Bearkats, and they will begin their season at Don Sanders Stadium playing seven games over nine days. SHSU will welcome Saint Mary’s College of California for a three-game weekend series to begin the season before facing Rice University for a game and Loyola-Marymount Feb. 21-23.

The first road test of the year will be tough as SHSU travels to Austin Feb. 25 to battle the University of Texas Longhorns. The Kats remain on the road to face former SHSU head coach Matt Deggs and his Ragin’ Cajuns squad for three games at Louisiana-Lafayette Feb. 28- March 1.

Other non-conference opponent highlights include a game at Texas Christian University March 17, a matchup at Rice April 14, a home game against the Aggies April 21, a huge three-game weekend set at Oklahoma beginning Feb. 24 and a contest against Baylor University at Don Sanders Stadium May 12 that will be the Kats’ final home game of the year.

Southland Conference play will get started March 6-8 when Houston Baptist University travels to Huntsville for a three-game series at Don Sanders Stadium, the Crown Jewel of the SLC. May 14-16 will be the final series of the year as SHSU travels to Texas A&M Corpus Christi before the SLC Tournament May 20-23 (location TBA).  

The rivalry between the Bearkats and the University of Houston Cougars for the Don Sanders Cup remains alive and well as the teams will matchup a trio of times in 2020. The first of three comes on March 24 in Huntsville at 6:30 p.m. The Kats then travel to Houston April 28 before the teams play the finale at a neutral site at Constellation Field in Sugar Land May 5.

Bearkats baseball will finish up the fall season tomorrow night with a 12-inning game versus the Texas A&M University Aggies at Don Sanders Stadium at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

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