BABSON PARK, Mass.—Following a historic 2018 season that saw the program win second consecutive conference title, a school-record 35 victories and repeat as an NCAA Tournament regional finalist, Babson College head coach Matt Noone released the Beavers' 2019 schedule on Wednesday morning.
Babson, which is ranked 17th in both the D3baseball.com and Collegiate Baseball preseason polls, opens the year with a three-game series at No. 4/4 Trinity in San Antonio, Texas, from March 1-3. The Green and White follows it up with games against Ohio Wesleyan (March 15), Vassar (March 16) and North Central (Ill.) (March 17) at the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla., before heading to Fort Myers to take on Edgewood (Wis.) and Williams on March 18-19.
The Beavers fly back north and open NEWMAC play with a doubleheader against Clark on March 23 at Govoni Field. Babson hosts Plymouth State on March 25, WPI on March 26 and Framingham State on March 27 before traveling to Curry for the first of six consecutive road game on March 28.
The Green and White heads to Coast Guard for a twin bill on March 30, which is followed by trips to WPI (April 2), Roger Williams (April 3) and Wheaton (April 5) as part of a three-game series that concludes with a doubleheader in Babson Park on April 6. The Beavers host UMass Dartmouth on April 8, travel to Springfield on April 9 and welcome nationally-ranked UMass Boston to Govoni Field on April 11 before facing MIT in a three-game set on April 12-13.
Babson will play eight of its final nine regular season game at home, beginning with a Patriots' Day matinee against Suffolk on April 15. Springfield comes to town on April 16, the Green and White takes on nationally-ranked Southern Maine on April 18, and will conclude a three-game series against Emerson with a doubleheader at Govoni Field on April 20.
The Beavers host Keene State (April 25), Johnson & Wales (April 26) and Western New England (April 29) in preparation for the NEWMAC Tournament, which begins with a single-elimination quarterfinal match up on May 2. The league's regular season champion will host the top three seeds and the quarterfinal winner for the double-elimination portion of the tournament May 3-5.