Nov. 3, 2009
CONWAY, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina University softball team, led by first-year Head Coach Kelley Green, announced its 2010 schedule on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The schedule consists of six tournaments, including three home tournaments, and an 18-game Big South schedule.
“I think we have a well-rounded schedule,” Head Coach Kelley Green said. “We have a well-balanced schedule for our team and it’s good for our program right now. In the future, we may go out West and attend some tournaments as we get a little more confidence, but I think our schedule is perfect for our program right now. It’s not too much on the heavy side because we are a young team. If we work on the things that we need to work on and get everyone healthy, we’ll have a pretty successful year.”
The Chanticleers open the 2010 season on the road Feb. 12-14 at the South Carolina tournament, where they will take on College of Charleston, Furman, USC Upstate, South Carolina and Big South Conference foes Charleston Southern and Winthrop. Following the South Carolina Tournament, Coastal Carolina will travel to Tallahassee, Fla. for the Seminole Classic Feb. 19-21, hosted by Florida State. South Dakota State, Gardner-Webb and Florida State will all be in attendance.
Coastal Carolina returns to open its season at home on Feb. 26-28 as it hosts the Kickin’ Chicken Classic, where the Chants will face DePaul on Friday, Canisius and Eastern Kentucky on Saturday and round out the weekend against Jacksonville on Sunday.
Following the tournament, the Chants go back on the road for 11 days, starting at the North Carolina State Tournament March 5-7. The team then travels to UNC Wilmington for a mid-week match-up on March 10, the College of Charleston on March 14 and USC Upstate for a doubleheader on Tuesday, March 16.
Coastal Carolina returns home for a 12-game homestand on Friday, March 19 as it hosts the Coastal Carolina Classic. Buffalo, Houston Baptist and Sacred Heart will all challenge the Chants for the tournament title. On Tuesday, March 23, Coastal will face Elon in a doubleheader at home and South Carolina travels to Conway, S.C. on Wednesday, March 24 to play the Chants at 6 p.m. Coastal Carolina continues its 12-game homestand with the Coastal Carolina Softball Tournament, which starts on Friday, March 26 and is the last tournament before the Chants enter Big South Conference play. Siena, Kent State, Longwood and St. John’s will all play for the tournament title.
Big South Conference play begins at home for Coastal Carolina with a doubleheader against Charleston Southern on March 31 and finishes out its 12-game homestand against UNC Wilmington on Wednesday, April 7.
Coastal Carolina is at Gardner-Webb for a three-game league series starting on April 10 and travels to Charleston Southern for a mid-week conference game on April 14. The Chants host Radford for a three-game match-up April 17-18 and step out of conference play to travel to South Carolina April 21. Coastal Carolina returns home for its final three-game regular season home series against Presbyterian April 24-25.
The Chants will be at Winthrop May 1-2 and will end the regular season with a three-game series at Liberty May 7-8.
Coastal Carolina will host the Big South Tournament this year, being played May 13-15 at the Coastal Carolina Softball Field.