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CU announces 2018 schedule

Staff Reports • Oct 10, 2017 at 3:42 PM

Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the team’s 2018 schedule this week, which includes 30 home games and 16 contests against teams that played in last year’s NAIA National Tournament.

The Phoenix will open the season Feb. 20 with a doubleheader against Truett-McConnell, beginning a 12-game homestand to start the campaign. CU will take on Indiana Tech for four games Feb. 23-24 and play host to Tennessee Wesleyan (Feb. 26), Martin Methodist (Feb. 27) and Bethel University (March 1).

Cumberland will hit the road for the first part of spring break, traveling to Decatur, Ga., to face Agnes Scott on March 2 as well as playing doubleheaders at Edward Waters College (March 5) and Middle Georgia State (March 7). The Phoenix will return home for four contests versus Stillman College on March 16-17 before opening Mid-South Conference action the next weekend with four games at Shawnee State (March 23-24).

CU will also travel to Freed-Hardeman for a twin bill March 27 before playing host to Campbellsville University for four games March 29-30, with that series on Thursday and Friday of Easter weekend.

A midweek doubleheader at Martin Methodist on April 3 will precede a four-game series at home against Georgetown College (April 6-7) and a midweek twin bill versus Lindsey Wilson (April 10). Cumberland will hit the road for four contests at the University of Pikeville (April 13-14) and two outings at Lindsey Wilson (April 17) before the final home series of the year, taking on the University of the Cumberlands on April 20-21.

The regular season will end with four games at Kentucky Christian on April 27-28 and the Mid-South Conference Championships are set for May 4-6 in Bowling Green, Ky. The NAIA Championship Opening Round will take place May 14-16 and the 38th NAIA Championships are set for May 25-31 in Clermont, Fla.

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