North Adams, MA- The MCLA Baseball program has released their 2018 schedule which will include a 34 game slate highlighted by the season opening RussMatt Invitational in Winter Haven, Florida. The Trailblazers are coming off a 12-18 mark from 2017 which included a 6-8 mark in the MASCAC.
The Trailblazers will begin the season on Saturday, March 10th in the sunshine state with a doubleheader against Anderson (Ind) in the opening game of the RussMatt Invitational. MCLA will also challenge Illinois Tech, Cazenovia, Colby-Sawyer, and Maine Farmington down south before returning to New England.
After a twelve day layoff, MCLA opens the northern slate at Springfield College on March 28th. The home and MASCAC opener is set to follow on Friday, March 30th when MCLA hosts Framingham State at 2pm. That twinbill kicks off a stretch where MCLA plays six of seven at the Zavattaro Athletics Complex. After playing the Rams, the Trailblazers head to Anna Maria (4/4) for a nine inning game before hosting back to back doubleheaders on the 7th and 8th against Fitchburg State and Southern Vermont.
After the homestand, MCLA faces a tough challenge with seven of their next ten games on the road. Road tilts at Union (NY) and a conference DH with Mass. Maritime start the stretch. MCLA will play Bridgewater State at home on the 16th in another MASCAC double dip while hosting Skidmore on the 17th before rounding out the stretch with games at Williams (4/18), Worcester State (DH on 4/21), and Lyndon State (4/23).
The Trailblazers return home on the 24th to host Westfield State in a 2pm twinbill before hosting Elms the following day. MCLA rounds out MASCAC play at Salem State on the 28th before hosting Senior Day on the 29th against Lasell in a doubleheader.
The MASCAC playoffs kick off on Thursday, May 3rd.