AU Baseball To Face 11 Regional Teams In 2010

Auburn, Ala.--Coach John Pawlowski's second season at Auburn will be a challenging one as the Auburn baseball team will face a total of 11 teams that played in NCAA Regionals last year, six of them on the road, with the schedule announced on Thursday.

Auburn will face three College World Series participants and will also host a tournament at Plainsman Park in early February that brings a pair of Regional teams to the field.

"The spring is going to be a great challenge for us. We added some new teams on the schedule," Pawlowski said. "We open up with Southeast Missouri State, a team that is very good year-in and year-out. We are starting a new thing this year in that we are hosting a tournament and hope to make that a yearly thing. This year Missouri, Florida Atlantic and Boston College will be in the field. If you are a baseball fan and you want to watch some quality baseball, that tournament should be exciting."

Back for a second go-around is the Max Capital City Classic at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery. A huge success last season, Auburn won 8-7 in front of a big crowd.

Starting with Arizona State March 12-14, Auburn will play six NCAA Regional teams in consecutive weekends. Following a trip to the desert, Auburn will travel to Georgia (March 19-21) before opening up the home conference slate against South Carolina (March 27-31).

"You look at our conference schedule and it goes without saying that this is the toughest conference in the country. It will be a great challenge for us," Pawlowski said.

Other SEC teams to come to Auburn include defending national champion LSU (Apr. 9-11), Kentucky (Apr. 23-25), Mississippi State (May 7-9) and Tennessee (May 14-16).

The road will take Auburn to NCAA Regional participants Alabama (Apr. 2-4), Vanderbilt (Apr. 16-18), Arkansas (Apr. 30-May 2) and Ole Miss (May 20-22).

2010 Auburn Baseball Schedule

Feb. 19-21 – S.E. Missouri State
Feb. 26 - $Boston College
Feb. 27 - $Missouri
Feb. 28 - $FAU
Mar. 2-3 – Davidison
Mar. 5-7 – Miami (Ohio)
Mar. 9 - #vs. Alabama
Mar. 10 – Appalachian State
Mar. 12-14 – at Arizona State
Mar. 16-17 – Alabama A&M
Mar. 19-21 - *at Georgia
Mar. 23 – at Samford
Mar. 26-28 - *South Carolina
Mar. 31 – at Troy
Apr. 2-4 - *at Alabama
Apr. 6 – Georgia State
Apr. 7 – South Alabama
Apr. 9-11 - *LSU
Apr. 16-18 - *at Vanderbilt
Apr. 20 – Troy
Apr. 23 -25 *Kentucky
Apr. 27 – Samford
Apr. 30-May 2 - *at Arkansas
May 7-9 - *Mississippi State
May 11 – at South Alabama
May 14-16 - *Tennessee
May 18 – Jacksonville State
May 20-22 - *at Ole Miss
May 26-30 – SEC Tournament

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