First Year Head Coach Mike Shehorn Announces 2014 Wilmington University Softball Schedule
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - Newark, Del.
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The 2014 Wilmington softball team has eight home dates which feature the 2014 schedule. Copyright 2014; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
With the 2014 season approaching, first year head coach Mike Shehorn unveiled the upcoming Wilmington University softball schedule on Wednesday, with some notable changes taking place while looking at the slate.
The most noticeable change to the schedule is the length at which the Wildcats will be participating in games at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla. Unlike years past, Shehorn has scheduled six play days during the teams annual trip to Florida as opposed to the two-week time-period in previous seasons.
“We wanted to play more games closer to home this year,” Shehorn, who took over the program in August, said. “Having games closer to home means we get to play more regional teams this year, which can only help us.”
Four of those regional games are even before the Wildcats take off for Florida, as they are going to welcome Pace and Bloomsburg to Asbury Field in New Castle to kick off the season. The 2014 season debut will be a doubleheader against Pace on March 2, before Bloomsburg comes to town for a doubleheader on March 4.
The Wildcats then head to Florida where they will play 12 games in six days, returning home on March 14. The National Training Complex in Clermont, Fla. has not released the 2014 slate of games when Shehorn released his schedule.
Upon arrival back in Delaware, the Wildcats open their Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference at home as well, facing Felician in a doubleheader on Sunday, March 16.
“This year we are also going to have a pair of overnight trips in the season,” continued Shehorn. “The first might be one of the tougher weekends for the season, as we head to Bridgeport for a Friday afternoon doubleheader and then turn around and head to Dominican on Saturday.”
The other overnight trip will occur when the Wildcats to North Carolina to battle Chowan on April 1. The final nonconference opponent the Wildcats will face comes in the final doubleheader of the regular season, when they head to Dowling on April 28.
Inside the CACC, Wilmington will welcome Holy Family, Post, Concordia, University of the Sciences, and Bloomfield to Asbury field for conference doubleheaders throughout the season. The Wildcats will head to Chestnut Hill, Dominican, Philadelphia, Goldey-Beacom, Nyack, Georgian Court, and Caldwell to round out the road campaign.
The CACC Tournament is once again hosted by Georgian Court and will start on Thursday, May 1. The top eight teams throughout the regular season head to the CACC Tournament, with the hopes of gaining the conference’s automatic qualification into the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament. The Wildcats were the No. 3 seed in last year’s tournament.