Kennesaw State Baseball Announces an Exciting 2018 Schedule

 

KENNESAW, Ga. – Fifty-five games, including 35 at Stillwell Stadium, highlight the 2018 Kennesaw State baseball schedule, which has been announced by head coach Mike SansingMonday.

The winningest head coach in program history, and now entering his 27th year at the helm, Sansing leads the Owls fresh off a third-place finish in the 2017 ASUN Championship and a 25-32 overall record.

“We were able to bring in a lot of teams throughout the country,” said Sansing. “The Atlanta Classic will be an exciting opening weekend for our fan base that brings in Connecticut, Minnesota and Bradley. We play a lot of teams from the state of Georgia and we are also excited about bringing in quality ASUN opponents to play at home this season.”

Kennesaw State opens the season on Friday, February 16 hosting the Atlanta Classic versus Connecticut at 4 p.m. The opening weekend continues with a doubleheader Saturday, February 17 versus Minnesota, before closing out the Classic with a non-conference matchup with Bradley.

Other non-conference opponents highlighted on the schedule are home series versus Evansville, Samford, Sacred Heart, and a three-game series on the road at Big 12 Oklahoma on March 16-18.

The Owls open ASUN action on March 29 for a three-game series at USC Upstate. Kennesaw State also treks to FGCU and Jacksonville for conference series, while hosting Stetson, North Florida, Lipscomb and NJIT.

Full schedule notes and series information can be found below.

Schedule Notes
• 55 games
• 35 home games at Stillwell Stadium
• 20 road games
• 17 midweek games (8 home/9 away)
• Season opener: Feb. 17 vs. UCONN
• Atlantic Sun Conference opener: March 29 at USC Upstate
• Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament: May 23-26 at Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Fla.)

UCONN
Kennesaw, Ga. | Feb 17
Stillwell Stadium

  • All-time record against: 1-2
  • Last Meeting: Mar 1, 2015 – Win, 6-1
Minnesota
Kennesaw, Ga. | Feb 18
Stillwell Stadium

  • All-time record against: 0-0
  • First All-Time Meeting in D-I History
Bradley
Kennesaw, Ga. | Feb 19
Stillwell Stadium

  • All-time record against: 0-1
  • Last Meeting: Feb 17, 2012 – Loss, 3-4
Georgia
Kennesaw, Ga. at Stillwell Stadium | TBA
Athens, Ga at Foley Field | TBA

  • All-time record against: 9-13
  • Last Meeting: Mar 21, 2017 – Loss, 6-9
Evansville
Kennesaw, Ga. | Feb 23-25
Stillwell Stadium

  • All-time record against: 0-0
  • First time meeting in D-1 History
Mercer
Kennesaw, Ga. at Stillwell Stadium | Feb 27
Macon, Ga. at Claude Smith Field | Feb 28

  • All-time record against: 17-25
  • Last Meeting: May 16, 2017 – Win, 6-1
Samford
Kennesaw, Ga. at Stillwell Stadium | Mar 2-4

  • All-time record against: 11-6
  • Last Meeting: Feb 28, 2010 – Loss, 3-5
Jacksonville State
Jacksonville, AL at Rudy Abbott Field | March 6
Kennesaw, Ga. at Stillwell Stadium | March 21

  • All-time record against: 19-16
  • Last Meeting: Feb 28, 2016 – Win, 11-0
Sacred Heart
Kennesaw, Ga. at Stillwell Stadium | March 9-11

  • All-time record against: 0-0
  • First time meeting in D-1 History
Oklahoma
Norman, OK at L. Dale Mitchell Park | Mar 16-18

  • All-time record against: 0-3
  • Last Meeting: March 19, 2017 – Loss, 4-14
Grambling State
Kennesaw, Ga at Stillwell Stadium | March 23-25

  • All-time record against: 0-0
  • First time meeting in D-1 History
Georgia State
Atlanta, GA at GSU Baseball Complex | March 27
Kennesaw, GA at Stillwell Stadium | May 8·         All-Time record against: 15-12
·         Last meeting: March 29, 2017 – Win, 10-7
USC Upstate
Spartanburg, SC at Cleveland S. Harley Park | March 29-31·         All-Time record against: 49-12
·         Last Meeting: April 9, 2017 – Win, 9-2
Tennessee Tech
Kennesaw, GA at Stillwell Stadium | March 4·         All-Time record against: 0-2
·         Last Meeting: March 30, 2016 – Loss 9-24
Stetson
Kennesaw, GA at Stillwell Stadium | April 6-8·         All-Time record against: 20-18
·         Last season’s series went to KSU 2-1 (4-2,7-3,4-10)
Georgia Southern
Statesboro, GA at Stillwell Stadium | April 10
Kennesaw, GA at J.I. Clements Stadium | May 9·         All-Time record against: 10-12
·         Last Meeting: May 10, 2017 – Loss, 0-6
North Florida
Kennesaw, GA at Stillwell Stadium | April 13-15·         All-Time record against: 41-43
·         UNF took last season’s series 2-1 (8-3, 2-9, 3-4)
Lipscomb
Kennesaw, GA at Stillwell Stadium | April 20-22·         All-Time record against: 21-17
·         Last sesaon’s series went to Lipscomb 2-1 (4-1, 2-13, 0-1)
Clemson
Clemson, SC at Doug Kingsmore Stadium | April 24
Kennesaw, GA at Stillwell Stadium | May 15·         All-Time record against: 0-0
FGCU
Fort Myers, FL at Swanson Stadium | April 27-29·         All-Time record against: 18-15
·         Kennesaw State won last season’s series 2-1 (5-3,6-7,13-8)
 

 

NJIT
Kennesaw, GA at Stillwell Stadium | May 11-13·         All-Time record against: 5-1
·         KSU won the series last season 2-1, (13-1(7), 2-5, 15-5)
Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL at John Sessions Stadium | May 17-19·         All-Time record against: 19-18
·         Jacksonville won last season’s series 2-1 (3-4,5-7,6-1)

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