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Full Baseball Season Preview

Full Baseball Season Preview

Your CCBC Dundalk Lions will play 41 games this season. 22 at home and 19 away with 14 double headers and 5 home away splits. The Lions have 6 returning Sophomores and 1 transfer this season. With a new coach and a lot of new players there's a new look for the Lions.

The most important part games for the Lions come against Region 20 Division II opponents since that is how they advance to the playoffs. There are 11 teams in the Region that are DII and the top 7 make the playoffs. Each team plays each other twice. 1st & 2nd seed get a bye while 6th & 7th have a play-in game that turns into a double header against the 3rd seed.

The season starts on February 23rd at Del Tech with a double header with the first game starting at noon. Last year the Region 19 DII team won both games here in Dundalk.

After starting the season in the cold the Lions will travel to Myrtle Beach and play two double headers on Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th. Friday the Lions will play Rowan College at Burlington County at noon and Olney Central College at 2:00 pm. Rowan is a DII school from New Jersey and Olney is a DI school from Illinois. On Saturday the Lions play Manhattanville College at 10:00 am and Olney Central again at 1:00 pm. Manhattanville is a DIII school from New York.

February ends after playing 3 double headers in a week. March starts out with four Region 20 DII teams in a row after coming back from Myrtle Beach. There are 19 games all together in March. 14 home and 5 away with 5 double headers. The Lions play on 14 out of the 31 days in March.

The first home game of the season for the Lions falls on Tuesday, February 3rd against Cecil College at 3:00 pm. The Lions then play at Cecil on Thursday the 5th at 3:00 pm. Last year the Lions won both games against Cecil.

The Lions will host Montgomery on Saturday the 7th for a double header starting at noon. Last year the Lions lost both games.

The Lions play a home and away series against CCBC Catonsville on Tuesday and Thursday the 10th and 12th. The game on the 10th will be at Dundalk and the 12th at Catonsville. Both games will start at 3:30. Last year the CCBC's split the series 1-1.

The Lions will then travel on Saturday the 14th to LaPlata, MD to face College of Southern Maryland in a double header with the first game starting at noon. Last year the Lions split the series 1-1.

After playing four straight Region 20 DII and having a little bit of consistency for 2 weeks that all changes. After the double header at CSM on Saturday the Lions will host Orange County CC with the first game starting at noon. Orange County are a DII SUNY (State University of New York)

After the four game weekend the Lions have a short break and host Delaware County CC on Wednesday the 18th at 3:00pm. Del County is a DIII school and last year the Lions won the single game they played 17-4.

The very next day University of Connecticut at Avery Point comes to Dundalk with the first pitch scheduled for 3:30 pm.

With Friday off the Lions will host Erie CC on Saturday the 21st for a double header with the first game starting at noon. Erie is a DIII school from New York.

Next on the schedule the Lions will have a home and away with Prince George's CC with a game against Rockland CC in between, all in a three day span. On Tuesday the 24th the Lions will travel to PG with the first pitch scheduled for 3:00pm. The DII Rockland CC will then come to Dundalk on the 25th with first pitch scheduled for 3:30pm. On Thursday PG comes to Dundalk with the first pitch scheduled for 3:30. Last year the Lions lost both games to PG who is a DIII school.

To end the March the Lions will host fellow Region 20 DII Frederick on Sunday, March 29th with first pitch scheduled for noon. Last year Frederick won both games against the Lions.

April is not as jam packed as March but there are still 14 games. 8 of the games are at home and 6 are away with 5 double headers so the Lions only have 9 game days.

The Lions start out April refreshed almost getting a whole week off before traveling to fellow Region 20 DII Allegany for a double header on Saturday the 4th with first pitch scheduled for noon. Last year the Lions split the series 1-1 with Trojans.

The very next day the Lions are hosting DI Hagerstown for another double header with the first pitch scheduled for noon. Last year the Lions lost both games at hagerstown.

After the four game weekend the Lions have a very spaced out home and away with DI Harford with two double headers in between. The first game against Harford is at Dundalk on Wednesday, April 8th at 3:30pm. The Lions then play a double header at Region 20 DII Chesapeake on Saturday, April 11th. Last year the Lions lost both games to Chesapeake. The following Saturday the 18th the Lions host Northampton the DIII team from PA for a double header starting at noon. Last year the Lions lost both games. Then on Wednesday the 22nd the second game of the home and away with Harford will be played at Harford at 3:30pm. Last year the Lions lost both games against Harford. This stretch of April will hopefully fair better for the Lions than it did last year.

The Lions end the regular season against 3 straight Region 20 DII opponents. On Saturday, April 25th your CCBC Dundalk Lions will host the CCBC Essex Knights for a double header starting at noon. Last year the CCBC's split 1-1.

The Lions then have a home and away with Anne Arunndel CC to end the month of April with the first game at Anne Arundel on the 28th and then at Dundalk on the 30th. Both games are scheduled to start at 3:30pm. Last year the Lions split with Anne Arundel.

The first and last regular season game of May is against Garrett College on Saturday, May 2nd with the first one starting at noon.

On Tuesday, May 5th the first round of the playoffs happens where 7 teams get cut down to 4. On Friday, May 8th the first day of double elimination starts for those 4 teams. On Sunday the winner of Region 20 DII will be crowned and have to face the winner of Region 19 DII in a three game series to go to the National Championship. The National Championship is a 10 team playoff and this year it will be in Enid Oklahoma.

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