The schedule is highlighted by four teams that finished up last season ranked in the 2008 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Top 25 Final Poll in Florida (No. 3) and Virginia Tech (No. 8), both of whom made it to the College World Series a year ago.
“This year's schedule is filled with quality opponents, but our success will be determined by how quickly our younger players grow up,” Dannelly said of his squad that will feature 13 underclassmen. “Their success will really play a big role in how far we go this year.”
The Chanticleers will be tested right away, as they travel to the University of Florida/Lipton Invitational to open the season on Feb. 13-15, taking on two 2008 NCAA Tournament qualifiers in Florida and Georgia Tech.
Following the Lipton Invitational, Coastal Carolina will return home to host the Kickin’ Chicken Classic, Feb. 20-22, and will take on Virginia Tech,
Big South Conference play begins on April 4-5, as the Chants will host Gardner-Webb in a three-game series. Dannelly’s squad is slated to host Big South schools Winthrop,
The 2009 Big South Tournament is set for May 7-10, hosted by Radford in
Day Date Opponent Time
Fri. Feb. 13 vs.
Sat. Feb. 14 vs.
Sun. Feb. 15 vs. Georgia Tech #
Fri. Feb. 20
Virginia Tech vs.
Sat. Feb. 21
Virginia Tech vs. Appalachian State %
Appalachian State %
Sun. Feb. 22
Fri. Feb. 27 vs. Marist ^
Sat. Feb. 28 vs. Marist ^
Sun. Feb. 29 at
Tue. Mar. 3
Sat. Mar. 7
Tue. Mar. 10 MONMOUTH (DH) Wed. Mar. 11 USC-UPSTATE (DH)
Fri. Mar. 13
Sat. Mar. 14
Sun. Mar. 15
Wed. Mar. 18 at UNC
Wed. Mar. 25 at
Wed. Apr. 1 FRANCIS MARION
Sat. Apr. 4 GARDNER- WEBB* (DH)
Sun. Apr. 5 GARDNER- WEBB*
Tue. Apr. 7 at
Wed. Apr. 8 UNC
Sat. Apr. 11 at Radford* (DH)
Sun. Apr. 12 at Radford*
Wed. Apr. 15 at
Sat. Apr. 18 at Presbyterian* (DH) 1 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 19 at Presbyterian* 1 p.m.
Wed. Apr. 22 South Carolina 6 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 25 WINTHROP* (DH) 2 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 26 WINTHROP* 1 p.m.
Wed. Apr. 29 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN* 6 p.m.
Fri. May 1 LIBERTY* 6 p.m.
Sat. May 2 LIBERTY* (DH) 1 p.m.
Thu.-Sun. May 7-10 at Big South Tournament (Radford, Va.) TBA
# University of Florida/Lipton Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)
% Kickin’ Chicken Classic (Conway, S.C.)
^ Jacksonville Tournament (Jacksonville, Fla.)
@ Coastal Carolina Softball Tournament (Conway, S.C.)
(DH) - Doubleheader