Softball Releases 2018 Schedule
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- A competitive 56-game schedule, which includes 31 home games as well as 19 contests against nine different teams that reached NCAA Tournament play a season ago, highlights the 2018 Southern Miss softball schedule released by coach Wendy Hogue.
While the Golden Eagles take to the road for a total of 25 games, four will be in the state of Mississippi, two in Alabama and 10 in Louisiana.
Southern Miss begins the 2018 campaign on the road at the Tiger Classic (Feb. 9-11). Women’s College World Series participant LSU is hosting a five-team tournament that includes UMass, Syracuse, UT-Arlington, LSU and Southern Miss.
Following the Tiger Classic, the Golden Eagles play 11 consecutive home games starting with a midweek doubleheader against Alcorn State (Feb. 13). The Black and Gold Invitational, Feb. 16-18, brings in Women’s College World Series (WCWS) participants Alabama and Baylor, postseason qualifier McNeese State and Mississippi Valley State. Alabama State (Feb. 21) and Nicholls State (Feb. 28) will sandwich a three-game series against Jacksonville State (Feb. 23-24) to conclude the month.
March begins with the Golden Eagles competing in the Red and Blue Classic in Oxford, Miss., from March 2-4. In the tournament, the Golden Eagles will see action against St. Louis, UT Martin, Chattanooga and host team, Ole Miss.
Southern Miss then heads home to play in two midweek games against Southeastern Louisiana (March 6) and South Alabama (March 7) before opening home Conference USA play in a three-game series with WKU (March 10-11).
The Golden Eagles then play in Hattiesburg for back-to-back midweek doubleheaders against SEC opponent, Auburn University (WCWS), and Sun Belt opponent, University of Troy, before the first road conference contest against C-USA regular season champions, Marshall (March 17-18).
Southern Miss then returns home for a conference series against UTEP before going back on the road for a six-game swing. LSU (March 27), Nicholls State (March 28) and South Alabama (April 3) are the midweek road games that surround the three game road series against 2017 C-USA Tournament Champions, LA Tech.
The team returns to face Ole Miss for a second time (April 4) before hosting the UAB Blazers in a three-game conference series (April 7-8). On April 10, the Black and Gold will host Southern University in the final home midweek game of the season.
Following a bye weekend, the Golden Eagles will embark on a four-game road trip beginning with a midweek match up at Alabama and concluding with a C-USA series at UTSA.
Southern Miss will conclude its home schedule when they host North Texas in conference play April 28-29.
The final games of the regular season will be on the road against 2018 Conference Tournament host, Charlotte, May 5-6.
Season tickets are now available for the 2018 season by going online at SouthernMissTickets.com, by calling 1-800-844-TICK (8425) or by visiting the Pat Ferlise Ticket Office, weekdays, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.