Lady Braves Release 2019 Softball Schedule
LORMAN, Miss. – Highlighted by 19 home games at the Alcorn Softball Complex, the Alcorn State University softball program unveiled its 2019 schedule Wednesday.
“We are looking forward to our upcoming season. You are always looking to play a competitive schedule each season. We have to do a great job of preparing physically and mentally to reach this year’s goal. I am not a fan of some of the gaps we will have, but that’s the challenge we continue to face in having the resources to get as close to that 56 max as possible,” said Alcorn head coach Josef Rankin.
The Lady Braves will begin the season on Feb. 8, 2019 with a three-game series against North Alabama. Alcorn will then follow with a doubleheader against Kentucky State in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Alcorn will travel for non-conference road match-ups at Southern Miss, Memphis, Miles College and a tournament at Mississippi State which includes the host institution, Georgia Tech and Southeastern Louisiana.
The Lady Braves will host non-conference games against Southeastern Louisiana, Nicholls State and Rust College.
“Hopefully, we will be able to add a few more games as we move along. I think this is the second year in a row we are scheduled to open our conference schedule hosting the defending conference champion. With all of that being said, we just want to take advantage of the opportunities to compete. North Alabama will be here before we know it,” Rankin said.
SWAC play begins March 15 when Alcorn hosts Prairie View A&M. The Lady Braves will also host Mississippi Valley State and Jackson State, and will travel to Grambling State, Alabama A&M and Alabama State.
The 2019 SWAC Championships are slated for May 8-11 in Montgomery, Alabama on the campus of Alabama State.
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