Nov. 18, 2011
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou baseball program and head coach Tim Jamieson have announced its 2012 competition schedule on Friday (Nov. 18). The Tigers have 55 games scheduled for the 2012 season, including 29 against teams that qualified for last year's NCAA Tournament. Also, of the 55 games, Mizzou will play 33 at Taylor Stadium.
Mizzou will open the season in intriguing fashion as it will play at Auburn in a matchup that will serve as a Southeastern Conference preview. The Tigers will enter their inaugural year as members of the SEC in 2012-13, so there should be plenty of buzz surrounding the Tigers' season-opening series with Auburn. Those games will be held from Feb. 17-19.
Following the season-opening trip to Auburn, the Tigers will then head to the west coast for a three-game set with San Francisco. The Dons we're the West Coast Conference Champions and participated in the UCLA Regional last season. Those games will be held in San Francisco from Feb. 24-26.
After the Tigers' trip out west, they will return home to Taylor Stadium for a 19-game home stand that will last through nearly the entire month of March, beginning with a three-game series against Ball State on March 2-4. The Tigers will also battle Nebraska-Omaha, Charlotte, North Dakota, High Point and Indiana State before playing Oklahoma State, which marks the beginning of Big 12 play. That series with the Cowboys will be played March 23-25. The 19-game homestand will then close with a pair of midweek games against Central Arkansas.
Big 12 play will then hit full-stride for the Tigers as they will play back-to-back series at Texas A&M (March 30-April 1) and at home against Baylor (April 5-7) on Easter weekend. A midweek contest with Illinois will then take center stage following the Baylor series as the Tigers and Illini will battle at Busch Stadium, home of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals. That game will be held on April 11 at 6:35 p.m. and fans will be able to purchase tickets online at MUTigers.com or STLCardinals.com when they go on sale.
Following the game at Busch Stadium, the Tigers will then continue Big 12 play with a road trip to Norman, Okla., where they will play three games against OU from April 13-15. A three-game home series against Kansas State will be next up for Mizzou from April 20-22 before they open a six-game road trip at Missouri State, Texas Tech and Arkansas. The series at Arkansas will mark the Tigers' second SEC opponent of the 2012 season and those games will be played on May 1 and 2 in Fayetteville.
The Tigers will then return home to play Texas (May 4-6), Missouri State (May 9) and Memphis (May 11-13) before closing the regular season with a three-game series at archrival Kansas (May 17-19). The Big 12 Tournament will then be contested from May 23-27 with the NCAA Regional Rounds opening on June 1.
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