DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Under the direction of second-year head coach Jonathan Hernandez, Bethune-Cookman Baseball officially announced its 2020 schedule that includes all three of Florida’s top three collegiate programs – Florida, Florida State and Miami.
The Wildcats will travel to Tallahassee to face the Seminoles on April 1, then will face the Hurricanes on April 8 after a game at FIU the day before with a trip to Gainesville to face the Gators slated for May 5.
“This again is a really difficult schedule, and we are eagerly anticipating the start of the 2020 season,” said Hernandez. “We play some strong teams for non-conference play, and then, of course, play a traditionally tough Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference schedule as well.”
BCU throws out the first pitch on February 14 as the Wildcats host Alabama A&M for a three-game set that starts a 13-game home stand at Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark that includes 2019 NCAA tournament participant Central Connecticut State February 21-23.
The Wildcats open MEAC play on the road at North Carolina Central March 27-29 with league games taking place Friday through Sunday in single-game format, while also being a part of a single division format. Archrival and defending MEAC champion Florida A&M will visit Daytona Beach in the regular season finale May 7-9.
“We believe with the new single division format in MEAC conference play it is going to be different and fun at the same time,” expressed Hernandez. “This has been something the league has done in the past and we are glad it’s finally back here.”
For the third straight year and second at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, the MEAC Baseball Tournament takes place in Daytona Beach, this year slated for May 13-17.
“We also want to thank Ryan Kuer and the Daytona Tortugas organization for partnering with us to host this year’s tournament at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. We know they have some schedule adjustments they have to make on their end for us to accomplish this task, and we thank them so much for their support in this opportunity for us to serve as MEAC host.”
Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Sports Information Department