No. 18 CMU Softball Finalizes 2013 Schedule

4 years 3 months 3 weeks ago January 28, 2013 Jan 28, 2013 Monday, January 28 2013 Monday, January 28, 2013 9:26:49 PM CST in Sports
Source: Nicholas Petrone - Press Release

FAYETTE, MO -- No. 18 Central Methodist will kick off its 2013 season against Bacone (Neb.) in the Saint Gregory's Invitational on Friday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. CT to start the team's 55-game regular-season schedule for 2013.

This season's schedule for the two-time defending Heart of America Athletic Conference champion features 10 home doubleheaders, nine Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheaders, eight showdowns against preseason nationally ranked teams and six opponents that reached the 2012 NAIA National Championship Tournament. Five of the conference doubleheaders are in the friendly confines of Cox Field.

After Central Methodist's neutral site game against Bacone, the Eagles will battle Oklahoma Baptist at 4 p.m. The Eagles will conclude play in the Saint Gregory's Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Saint Gregory's Softball Complex against Oklahoma Wesleyan and the 16th-ranked Cavaliers.

After two non-conference games at Grand View (Iowa) and Park (Mo.), Central Methodist opens its home portion of the schedule with two doubleheaders, against No. 12 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) on Feb. 23 and William Woods (Mo.) on Feb. 24.

The Eagles then hit the road for 21 straight games away from Cox Field versus non-conference foes, including five against preseason Top 25 squads: No. 4 Oklahoma City on March 2, No. 7 William Carey (Miss.) on March 8, No. 11 Lee (Tenn.) on March 9 and a doubleheader at No. 19 Mobile (Ala.) on March 12. All four opponents, along with Saint Gregory's and Olivet Nazarene, advanced to the NAIA National Championship Tournament last season. Central Methodist's battle with William Carey will be a rematch of a May 18, 2012 National Championship Pool Play game that was won by the Lady Crusaders.

The rest of Central Methodist's non-conference doubleheader schedule includes home dates with Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) on March 26, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) on March 29 and Southwest Baptist (Mo.) on April 12.

The Green and Black open Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader play at Graceland (Iowa) on Saturday, March 23. After traveling to Culver-Stockton (Mo.) on March 27, the Eagles return to Cox Field for their first HAAC home doubleheader on Tuesday, April 2, against Peru State (Neb.). The rest of Central Methodist's conference schedule includes MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) on April 6, at Benedictine (Kan.) on April 7, Evangel (Mo.) on April 10, Baker (Kan.) on April 16 and Missouri Valley on April 20. The Eagles will celebrate Senior Day against the archrival Vikings on April 20 starting at 1 p.m.

Central Methodist will look to defend its 2012 HAAC Tournament title on April 26-May 4. Like last season, the quarterfinal round on April 26-27 will be a best two-of-three series at the higher seed's home field. The semifinal and championship rounds on May 3-4 in Overland Park, Kan., are a double-elimination format.

The 2013 NAIA Softball National Championship Tournament is scheduled for May 13-30. The Eagles are looking for a return trip to the big stage after reaching last season's National Championship Tournament for the first time since 1981 and only the second time in school history.

More News

Grid
List
HALLSVILLE - Some Hallsville parents are questioning their children's safety in the school district after the suicide death of middle... More >>
22 minutes ago May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 Monday, May 22 2017 Monday, May 22, 2017 6:06:00 PM CDT in Target 8
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri's plan to handle massive budget cuts includes the elimination of about 383 jobs, through... More >>
2 hours ago May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 Monday, May 22 2017 Monday, May 22, 2017 3:52:40 PM CDT in News
(COLUMBIA) - Last week, we talked about inflammation and how it can contribute to weight gain. This week we’re going... More >>
3 hours ago May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 Monday, May 22 2017 Monday, May 22, 2017 3:13:00 PM CDT in News
JOPLIN (AP) - On Monday's anniversary of the Joplin tornado that cut a path of destruction through the city in... More >>
3 hours ago May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 Monday, May 22 2017 Monday, May 22, 2017 2:55:00 PM CDT in News
ST. CHARLES - The trial of the state of Missouri vs. Serghei Comerzan for the death of Missouri State Trooper,... More >>
4 hours ago May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 Monday, May 22 2017 Monday, May 22, 2017 1:34:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Police have confirmed one man has life-threatening injuries after a shooting on Dawn Ridge Road. Police received... More >>
5 hours ago May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 Monday, May 22 2017 Monday, May 22, 2017 1:21:00 PM CDT in News
MIDDLETOWN – Some farmers in Missouri are beginning to bring back a style of farming first used in the Hanging... More >>
5 hours ago May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 Monday, May 22 2017 Monday, May 22, 2017 12:51:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified a man whose body was found floating in the... More >>
7 hours ago May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 Monday, May 22 2017 Monday, May 22, 2017 10:45:00 AM CDT in News
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pittsburgh courthouse where jury selection in his sexual assault case is... More >>
10 hours ago May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 Monday, May 22 2017 Monday, May 22, 2017 7:36:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA- Attorney General Josh Hawley is waiting for his legal appeal related to abortion laws to go into effect. ... More >>
11 hours ago May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 Monday, May 22 2017 Monday, May 22, 2017 7:21:00 AM CDT in Continuous News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Police say a man was shot while greeting people at a south Kansas City church. ... More >>
11 hours ago May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 Monday, May 22 2017 Monday, May 22, 2017 6:35:00 AM CDT in News
Tel Aviv (AP) - President Donald Trump is opening his first visit to Israel as president. Air Force One... More >>
13 hours ago May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 Monday, May 22 2017 Monday, May 22, 2017 4:56:00 AM CDT in News
PORTLAND - A Portland man was arrested in connection to a disturbance that turned into a stabbing Saturday night in... More >>
20 hours ago May 21, 2017 May 21, 2017 Sunday, May 21 2017 Sunday, May 21, 2017 9:44:00 PM CDT in News
FULTON - Fulton Police took two kids into custody after discovering a fire at Fulton Middle School Saturday morning. ... More >>
23 hours ago May 21, 2017 May 21, 2017 Sunday, May 21 2017 Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:47:00 PM CDT in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - A crowd gathering outside of The Soul Spot on Rangeline Street led to a shots fired Sunday morning.... More >>
1 day ago May 21, 2017 May 21, 2017 Sunday, May 21 2017 Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:01:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - A man lost his wallet and suffered injuries in a robbery around midnight Sunday. The robbery happened... More >>
1 day ago May 21, 2017 May 21, 2017 Sunday, May 21 2017 Sunday, May 21, 2017 5:21:00 PM CDT in News
NEWBURG - A 12-year-old boy died in a fire in Phelps County Sunday morning. The fire started at a... More >>
1 day ago May 21, 2017 May 21, 2017 Sunday, May 21 2017 Sunday, May 21, 2017 4:32:00 PM CDT in News
KINGDOM CITY - The Fire Fighters Memorial Foundation of Missouri honored four state firefighters who passed away on duty with... More >>
1 day ago May 21, 2017 May 21, 2017 Sunday, May 21 2017 Sunday, May 21, 2017 2:34:00 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 71°
7pm 66°
8pm 63°
9pm 61°
10pm 60°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

6:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 6
6:30p
Wheel of Fortune
7:00p
The Voice
6:00p
Family Guy
6:30p
Family Guy
7:00p
Supergirl

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
The Voice
9:00p
Running Wild with Bear Grylls
7:00p
Supergirl
8:00p
Jane the Virgin
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld