PHILADELPHIA – Coming off one of its most successful seasons in recent years, the University of the Sciences softball program is excited to reveal its 2019 schedule.
USciences' 12 overall victories and nine wins in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play in 2018 were both more than double its amount from 2017. The nine league wins were the Devils' most since they had 10 in 2014.
University of the Sciences will look to carry that momentum into the 2019 campaign, which begins on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Chowan Hawks Classic. The Devils will play four games over that weekend, including two against the host and one each against West Chester and Mansfield.
USciences will then return south the following weekend on Saturday, March 2 to begin a stretch of 12 games – against 12 different opponents – in a span of seven days at the PFX Games in Orlando, Fla.
University of the Sciences returns north to host both its CACC and home-opener on Saturday, March 16 against Concordia. The doubleheader will be the Devils' first-ever game at their new home, Urban Youth Academy Fields in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in South Philadelphia.
That will be the first of 10 home doubleheaders for USciences, which includes non-conference tilts with Clarion (Sunday, March 24), West Chester (Sunday, April 7) and East Stroudsburg (Tuesday, April 23).
The schedule also includes six CACC doubleheaders on the road, the final one coming in the season finale at defending CACC champion Caldwell on Saturday, April 27.
The 2019 CACC Softball Championship is scheduled for the following week, May 2-4, at Georgian Court.
University of the Sciences is looking to make its first postseason appearance since 2013.