PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers baseball team, under the guidance of head coach Fred Hill, will open its 2004 season on Friday, February 20, when it travels to Williamsburg, VA for a three-game series with William & Mary. The W&M series represents three of 21-consecutive road games before opening play at the Class of ’53 Baseball Complex vs. Rider on Tuesday, March 30.
Following its trip to William & Mary, the Scarlet Knights will also travel to Old Dominion (Feb. 27-29), Georgia Tech (March 5-7) and Miami (March 12-14). The three-game series with the Hurricanes begins a nine-day trip to South Florida, where Rutgers will also play Florida International (March 16, 18), Florida Atlantic (March 17) and Ohio State (March 19).
Returning north, Rutgers will begin defense of its 2003 BIG EAST Regular Season Championship with a three-game series at Seton Hall’s Owen T. Carroll Field on March 27-28. Then, following 21 games on the road, Rutgers will meet Rider in the home opener on March 30, the first of 21 contests at the Class of ’53 Baseball Complex.
Rutgers will host West Virginia in its first home BIG EAST weekend on Saturday, April 3-4, as well as doubleheaders with Pittsburgh (April 8) and Georgetown (April 10) and a three-game set with Connecticut (April 16-17). RU will also host Villanova on May 22-23 for three games in the final series of the regular season.
The 2004 BIG EAST Baseball Championship will take place at Commerce Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ from May 27-30, with the first round of NCAA play slated for the following weekend (June 3-6).
Rutgers posted a 37-22 record in 2003, including a league-best 19-6 mark during the regular season. Following its regular season BIG EAST Championship, the Scarlet Knights advanced to the finals of the BIG EAST Tournament before falling to Notre Dame in the title game. Rutgers then earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, its fifth bid in the previous six years, and participated in the NCAA Regional at Tallahassee, FL, hosted by FSU.
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY BASEBALL SCHEDULE 2004
Friday, February 20 William & Mary Away 3:00 p.m.
Sat, February 21 William & Mary Away 1:00 p.m.
Sun, February 22 William & Mary Away 12:00 p.m.
Friday, February 27 Old Dominion University Away 3:00 p.m.
Sat, February 28 Old Dominion University Away 1:00 p.m.
Sun, February 29 Old Dominion University Away 12:00 p.m
Friday, March 5 Georgia Tech Away 4:00 p.m.
Sat, March 6 Georgia Tech Away 1:00 p.m.
Sun, March 7 Georgia Tech Away 1:00 p.m
Friday, March 12 Univ. of Miami Away 7:00 p.m.
Sat, March 13 Univ. of Miami Away 7:00 p.m.
Sun, March 14 Univ. of Miami Away 1:00 p.m.
Tues, March 16 Florida Intern. University Away 7:00 p.m.
Wed, March 17 Florida Atlantic Univ. Away 7:00 p.m.
Thurs, March 18 Florida Intern. University Away 7:00 p.m.
Sat, March 20 Ohio State Away (F.A.U.) 12:00 pm
Wed, March 24 FDU Away 3:00pm
Sat, March 27 Seton Hall (2) Away 12:00 pm
Sun, March 28 Seton Hall Away 12:00 pm
TUES, MARCH 30 RIDER HOME 3:00pm
THURS, APRIL 1 PRINCETON HOME 3:00 pm
SAT, APRIL 3 WEST VIRGINIA (2) HOME 12:00 PM
SUN, APRIL 4 WEST VIRGINIA HOME 12:00 PM
Tues, April 6 Monmouth Away 3:00 pm
THURS, APRIL 8 PITTSBURGH (2) HOME 12:00 PM
SAT, APRIL 10 GEORGETOWN (2) HOME 12:00 PM
Wed, April 14 Columbia Away 3:30 pm
SAT, APRIL 17 CONN (2) HOME 12:00 PM
SUN, APRIL 18 CONN HOME 12:00 PM
Tues, April 20 Iona Away 3:00 pm
Friday, April 23 Boston College (2) Away 12:00 pm
Sunday, April 25 St. Johns (2) Away 12:00 pm
WED, APRIL 28 LAFAYETTE HOME 3:30 PM
THURS, APRIL 29 MONMOUTH HOME 3:30 PM
Sat, May 1 Virginia Tech (2) Away 5:00 pm
Sun, May 2 Virginia Tech Away 12:00 pm
WED, MAY 5 WAGNER HOME 3:30 PM
SAT, MAY 8 PACE HOME 1:00 PM
SUN, MAY 9 PACE HOME 1:00 PM
Wed, May 12 Delaware Away 3:00 pm
Friday, May 14 Notre Dame (2) Away 7:00 pm
Sat, May 15 Notre Dame Away 12:00 pm
Tue, May 18 Rider Away 1:00 pm
WED, MAY 19 ST. PETERS HOME 3:30 PM
SAT, MAY 22 VILLANOVA (2) HOME 12:00 PM
SUN, MAY 23 VILLANOVA HOME 12:00 PM
THUR – SUN – MAY 27-30 BIG EAST PLAYOFFS - COMMERCE BANK BALLPARK SOMERSET, NJ
THURS – SUN - JUNE 3-6 NCAA REGIONALS TBA
THURS – SUN - JUNE 10-13 SUPER REGIONAL TBA
*ALL HOME GAMES IN BOLD