Voorhees Baseball Releases 2023 Schedule With Tough Slate Against HBCU Preseason Ranked Teams

Voorhees College baseball released its full 2023 schedule, which includes a full Continental Athletic Conference (CAC) slate and a challenging non-conference offering as well against HBCU preseason ranked teams. The Tigers are looking to improve from a year ago.

Voorhees will play nine games against teams ranked in Black College Nines’ Preseason Top 10 “Small School” Poll. The Tigers face No. 7 Kentucky State (Feb. 4-5), No. 3 Rust (Feb. 18), No. 10 Paine (Feb. 21), No. 4 Florida Memorial (March 10), No. 9 Bluefield State (March 22), and No. 1 Edward Waters (Apr. 11).

Voorhees College opens the season at home in Denmark, SC where they’ll face Kentucky State in a three-game series (Feb. 4-5) with the opening day of the series scheduled as a doubleheader. Voorhees heads to the Peachtree City Classic – Atlanta, GA for a four-game weekend series facing Morehouse, Lincoln (PA), Clark-Atlanta, and Wilberforce (Feb. 9-11), then head back home to play a doubleheader (Feb. 15) against Toccoa Falls College.

Voorhees will continue its February schedule in the Bo Sellers Tournament – Holly Springs, MS (Feb. 17-19) with Harris Stowe State, Rust, and Wilberforce. Next the Tigers face Morris College (Feb. 25) in a doubleheader, then close out February on the road visiting Claflin in Orangeburg, SC (Feb. 28).

Voorhees opens March in Denmark, SC, and Augusta, GA (March 4-5) for the HBCU Greenjacket Classic, then opens their CAC conference (March 7) facing doubleheader action with opponent Fisher College. Four fresh non-conference opponents will travel to Miami, FL in the Florida Memorial Spring Break Classic with games against Tougaloo College, Florida Memorial, and Paine (March 9-12).

The Tigers of Voorhees College return home to face back-to-back HBCU opponents Claflin (March 21) and Bluefield State (March 22). They then continue a slate of non-conference challengers with a scheduled doubleheader’s in Jacksonville, FL versus Trinity Baptist College and Florida Palms (March 25). The month of March ends with home games on (March 28) with Columbia International, and a home series against Dominican University (March 31-April 1).

Voorhees will host longtime rival, defending Black College World Series National Champion and 2023 preseason No. 1 ranked Edward Waters scheduled doubleheader (April 11).

Voorhees continues its conference schedule in the Continental Athletic Conference with several road series in Lawerenceville, GA against Crowley’s Ridge (April 14), Florida National University and the nations NAIA No. 7 rank Georgia Gwinnett (April 15), then a nonconference midweek at Columbia International (April 18).

The Tigers will then head back home to close out the regular season and conference schedule hosting series against Florida National University (April 21-22), and final regular game with Morris College on Senior Day (April 29).

Voorhees, coached by former Claflin baseball player Norman O’Neal, took over the baseball program right before the start of the 2022 season last January and now enters his second year at the helm.

Two weeks prior to the start of the previous season, he assumed leadership of a veteran team after players persuaded the school athletic department to hire O’Neal to represent the team as the next head coach.

Coach O’Neal, whose team went 10-15 in his first season as head coach, appears optimistic about the upcoming season. The addition of former Voorhees player Jamorri Cunningham as head assistant coach and recruiting coordinator will aid O’Neal this season.

The Voorhees University Tigers are a team to keep an eye on in 2023 due to their talent-filled roster and 51 scheduled games.

2023 Voorhees University Baseball Schedule
February 4 Kentucky State Denmark, SC 12:00PM (DH)
February 5 Kentucky State Denmark, SC 1:00PM
February 9 Morehouse College Gresham Park, GA 12:00PM (9)
February 10 Lincoln University Homeplate Peachtree City, GA 10:00AM (9)
February 10 Clark Atlanta University Homeplate Peachtree City, GA 2:00PM (9)
February 11 Wilberforce University Homeplate Peachtree City, GA 12:00PM (9)
February 15 Toccoa Falls College Denmark, SC 12:00PM (DH)
February 17 Harris Stowe University Holly Springs, MS 11:00AM
February 18 Rust College Holly Springs, MS 11:00AM
February 19 Wilberforce University Holly Springs, MS 11:00AM
February 21 Paine College Denmark, SC 12:00PM (DH)
February 25 Morris College* Sumter, SC 1:00PM (DH)
February 28 Claflin University Orangeburg, SC 6:00PM (9)
March 4 HBCU Greenjacket Classic Denmark, SC 12:00PM (DH)
March 5 HBCU Greenjacket Classic Augusta, GA TBA
March 7 Fisher College* Denmark, SC 12:00PM (DH)
March 9 Tugaloo College Miami, FL 2:00PM
March 10 Florida Memorial University Miami, FL 2:00PM
March 11 Paine College Miami, FL 2:00PM
March 12 Tyson Foods HBCU Championship Miami, FL TBA
March 21 Claflin University Denmark, SC 1:00 (9)
March 22 Bluefield State College Denmark, SC 12:00PM (DH)
March 25 Trinity Baptist College Jacksonville, FL 12:00PM
March 25 Florida Palms Jacksonville, FL 3:00PM
March 28 Columbia International Denmark, SC 1:00PM (9)
March 31 Dominican University Denmark, SC 1:00PM (9)
April 1 Dominican University Denmark, SC 12:00PM (DH)
April 6 University of Ft. Lauderdale Denmark, SC 12:00PM (DH)
April 7 University of Ft. Lauderdale Denmark, SC 12:00PM (DH)
April 11 Edward Waters University Denmark, SC 12:00PM (DH)
April 14 Crowley’s Ridge* Lawerenceville, GA 2:00PM
April 15 Florida National University* Lawerenceville, GA 11:00AM
April 15 #7 Georgia Gwinnett* Lawerenceville, GA 5:00PM
April 18 Columbia International Columbia, SC 3:00PM
April 21 Florida National University* Denmark, SC 12:00PM (DH)
April 22 Florida National University* Denmark, SC 1:00PM (9)
April 29 Morris College (Senior Day)* Denmark, SC 12:00PM (DH)


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