RussMatt Invitational Highlights 2010 Baseball Schedule

Complete 2010 Yale Baseball Schedule

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The 18th season in the Yale dugout for Mazzuto Family Head Coach John Stuper will be a busy one, as the Bulldogs have a whopping 47 games on tap for the 2010 campaign. Should the weather in the Northeast cooperate, a 47-game season would be the longest in history of Yale baseball, which dates back to a perfect 3-0 season in 1865. In addition to the 20-game Ivy League schedule, spring break dates at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational and four home doubleheaders highlight the non-conference slate.

For the second consecutive season, Yale will begin 2010 in the Baltimore, Md., as Maryland-Baltimore County hosts a three-game series in the Charm City from March 6-8. A run of eight contests at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational begins the next day, as Yale challenges Rhode Island at Lake Myrtle Park in Auburndale, Fla. on March 9. A March 10 contest against Miami (Ohio) and a pair of seven-inning tilts with Bowling Green on March 11 will then take place at Chain of Lakes Park in Winter Haven, Fla., the former spring training home of the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. After a day off in the Sunshine State, the Bulldogs will challenge Central Michigan at Chain of Lakes Park on March 13 and then head to nearby Lakeland, Fla. for a showdown with Army at Henley Field on March 14. A March 15 return to Winter Haven for a meeting with Indiana and a final stop at Lake Myrtle Park to play Bucknell on March 16 will close out the RussMatt Invitational.

The Bulldogs’ return to the Nutmeg State begins with a pair of doubleheaders at Hartford on March 19-20 and a March 24 game at Connecticut prior to 2010 Opening Day at Yale Field, which will feature a doubleheader with the New York Institute of Technology on March 27. Yale wraps up the season series with the Bears on March 28 with a 1 p.m. road game in Old Westbury, N.Y. A short trip to Hamden, Conn. for a March 31 game at Quinnipiac finishes the month of March and will serve as the Bulldogs’ final tune-up for Ivy League play.

The Ancient Eight schedule begins in the Big Apple as Yale treks to Columbia on April 3 and then heads to Penn for an April 4 twinbill, Action returns to the Elm City for a midweek doubleheader with Sacred Heart on April 6 followed by weekend double-dips with Gehrig Division foes Cornell and Princeton on April 10-11. The eight-game homestand wraps up with an April 14 doubleheader against Fairfield, followed by the beginning of Red Rolfe Division play with four contests at defending Ivy League Dartmouth on April 17-18.

Seven games with opponents from Massachusetts comprised the next week of play, beginning with a trip to Boston for an April 20 game at Northeastern. Divisional play then continues with a four-game set against Harvard at Yale Field on April 24-25, and the run against Bay State foes concludes with a home twinbill against Holy Cross on April 27. The 2010 regular season ends with a pair of home-and-home doubleheaders with Brown on April 30 in Providence and May 1 in New Haven.

The 2010 Bulldogs return 21 letterwinners from last season, including First Team All-Ivy honoree Trygg Larsson-Danforth., who hit .344 with seven home runs and 37 RBI as Yale’s first baseman.

report filed by Drew M. Kingsley, Yale Sports Publicity