OMAHA, Neb. – Head coach Evan Porter announced the 2020 baseball schedule today. The spring slate consists of 21 non-conference games with 12 different opponents.
“Our challenging non-conference schedule will help us prepare for a very strong Summit League this upcoming year,” said Porter. “We will play in some great ballparks around the country and look forward to 2020.”
This upcoming season, Omaha’s schedule features three NCAA tournament teams from last season (Creighton, Nebraska and Indiana State).
The defending Summit League Champions open the season with a three-game road slate against Northwestern in Phoenix, Ariz., from Feb. 14-16. The team then plays at the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla., against Indiana State, Chicago State and Dartmouth in a four-game stretch from Feb. 20-23.
Following the Snowbird Classic, Omaha travels to Marion, Ill. (Feb. 28-March 1) for matchups against Northern Illinois and Chicago State. The Mavericks then return to Omaha for its home opener – a doubleheader against Portland at Seymour Smith Park on March 6, followed by a game at TD Ameritrade against Creighton the following day, March 7.
Summit League play begins the next week, March 13-15, as Omaha plays host to North Dakota State. A quick trip to Kansas (March 18) follows before the team returns home against Purdue Fort Wayne (March 20-22).
Omaha then plays host to Northwestern in a mid-week game at Werner Park March 25, before hitting the road to Brookings, S.D. to face the South Dakota State March 27-29. The Mavericks take on Creighton at Werner Park March 31, then travel to Fargo, N.D., for a three-game slate with the Bison April 3-5. Two days later, Omaha travels to Minnesota for a game on April 7 before playing host to Oral Roberts April 10-12 at Seymour Smith Park.
Omaha goes to Lincoln for an April 14 game against Nebraska and returns to Seymour Smith Park for a three-game series against Western Illinois April 17-19. The Mavericks stay at home for their next five as they play host to Kansas (April 21) at Werner Park. Four-straight games follow at Seymour Smith Park with a three-game stand against South Dakota State (April 24-26) and an April 29 matchup against Kansas State.
Three-straight Summit League road series close out the regular season at Purdue Fort Wayne (May 1-3), at Western Illinois (May 8-10) and at Oral Roberts (May 14-16).
As the regular season comes to a close, the Mavericks aim to defend their crown with The Summit League Championships in Omaha from May 20-22.