Maryland baseball unveiled its 56-game regular season 2019 schedule Wednesday. The Terps will play six teams from last year’s NCAA Tournament, including two Super Regional teams, and host 24 games at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium.
The Terps’ home schedule includes a weekend series with East Carolina, who was one of 16 NCAA Regional hosts a season ago. Maryland also hosts four the Big Ten’s top six teams from 2018, with series against Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan and Iowa. The Terps’ four home-and-home midweek opponents are the same as last year: William & Mary, VCU, Delaware and James Madison (Maryland went 3-5 against these foes in the spring).
Highlights of the non-conference road schedule include three-game trip to Louisiana-Lafayette and Stetson—the latter of whom advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals—and a spring break visit to Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, which hosts the Big Ten tournament and College World Series. In Big Ten play, the Terps will have their hands full with Minnesota, who won the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles and advanced to the Super Regionals.
Maryland went 24-30 in 2018, Rob Vaughn’s first season as head coach. The Terps lost second baseman Nick Dunn and outfielder Marty Costes to the draft and starter Taylor Bloom to graduation, and caught some bad luck as outfield commits Nick Decker and Jack Herman signed pro contracts out of high school in June. Still, the Terps will hope to rebound and return to the NCAA Tournament.
Here’s a full dump of the schedule, hopefully in readable form:
- Feb. 15-17 Coastal Carolina tournament (Coastal Carolina, Campbell, VCU)
- Feb. 22-24 vs. Maine
- Feb. 26 @ VCU
- March 1-3 @ Louisiana-Lafayette
- March 5 vs. Delaware
- March 8-10 @ Stetson
- March 13 @ Delaware
- March 15-17 vs. East Carolina
- March 19-20 @ Elon
- March 22-24 @ Creighton
- March 29-31 vs. Indiana
- April 2 @ William & Mary
- April 5-7 @ Illinois
- April 9 vs. William & Mary
- April 10 vs. West Virginia
- April 12-14 @ Northwestern
- April 16 vs. James Madison
- April 17 @ George Mason
- April 19-21 vs. Ohio State
- April 23 vs. VCU
- April 26-28 @ Penn State
- May 1 @ Villanova
- May 3-5 vs. Michigan
- May 7 vs. Towson
- May 10-12 @ Minnesota
- May 14 vs. James Madison
- May 16-18 vs. Iowa
- May 22-26 Big Ten Tournament
Got all that? Good. In other news...
Maryland tennis released its own full schedule yesterday.
The football team plays Rutgers this weekend. All our coverage is here.
Maryland basketball will play George Mason in a “secret” scrimmage on Oct. 20.
As for the real games, the Terps were picked to finish seventh in the Big Ten in an unofficial media poll compiled by The Athletic’s Brendan Quinn.
And hey, it’s time for Big Ten basketball media days! We’ll hear from Mark Turgeon, Anthony Cowan Jr. and Bruno Fernando before long. Stay tuned.