Bemidji State announces 2003 baseball schedule
Tuesday, January 28, 2003
Jan. 28, 2003

BEMIDJI, Minn. - [complete schedule] Bemidji State University head baseball coach Chris Brown today announced the program's 2003 baseball schedule. The 52-game slate features eight games at the Gene Cusic Classic in Ft. Myers, Fla. and six games against to-be-determined opponents at the Missouri Southern tournament in Joplin, Mo.

The Beavers open their 2003 campaign March 7 at the Gene Cusic Classic in Ft. Myers, Fla. BSU will play an eight-game slate at the Classic with double-headers against Winona State in non-conference action, Wayne State (Mich.), Stonehill (Pa.) and Alderson-Broadus (W.V.).

BSU then makes a second trip south March 21, participating in the Missouri Southern State Tournament in Joplin, Mo.

The Beavers open NSIC play April 4 at Minn.-Morris, and will not make their home debut until an April 15 NSIC double-header against Minn.-Crookston.

Bemidji State will play three non-conference home-and-home series in addition to pre-season tournament play. All three non-conference foes come from the North Central Conference. BSU will visit North Dakota State April 9 then host the Bison April 23; host North Dakota on April 16 then play at Grand Forks on April 28; then play at St. Cloud State on April 22 and travel to St. Cloud on April 30.

BSU's 2003 schedule is split nearly in half, away and home, with the Beavers playing their first 28 scheduled games on the road and then returning home for 20 of their final 24 contests. April will again be the busiest month on the schedule, with 32 games scheduled in a 26-day period from April 4-30.

Bemidji State finished the 2002 campaign with a 19-11 record, finishing first in the regular-season NSIC race and hosting the conference tournament.