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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:35 am

Maine softball announces 2018 schedule

Maine will play 49 games this season, kicking off its slate Feb. 23 with a doubleheader in North Carolina against Bucknell and UNC-Wilmington. They will then finish that slate with a game against Big South champion Longwood.

The Black Bears will get conference play rolling March 31 against Hartford, and will play at home for the first time April 11 against UMass Lowell. ... 8-schedule

Softball Reveals 2018 Schedule
Black Bears open the 2018 regular season on Feb. 23

Orono, Maine -- University of Maine head softball coach Mike Coutts is pleased to announced his team's 2018 regular season game schedule. The 49-game slate begins when the Black Bears open the season on Feb. 23 with a doubleheader in Wilmington, N.C. where they will take on Bucknell and UNC-Wilmington.

The Black Bears are coming off a season which saw them go 19-25 overall and 10-5 in America East action as they were able to advance to their second-straight America East Championship title game. Maine returns eight starters, including America East All-Conference selections Rachel Carlson, Alyssa Derrick and Meghan Royle, along with all three of its starting pitchers. Erin Bogdanovich, also an America East All-Conference selection, returns to the rotation along with Molly Flowers who led the America East with 45 strikeouts in conference play.

UMaine's opening series will take place as part of a five game series held on the campus of UNC-Wilmington. Maine will open play on Feb. 23 in doubleheader action with Bucknell and UNC-Wilmington before returning the following day for a pair against the same two squads. The opening weekend will conclude on Feb. 25 with a single game against Longwood, who won the Big South title in 2017 and advanced to play in the NCAA Regional round. ... h=softball
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