Marek Drabinski Announces the 2013 Baseball Schedule

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – Brown's head baseball coach, Marek Drabinski, entering his 17th season at the helm of the program, has announced his squad's 2013 schedule. The 42-game slate features 14 contests to be played at Murray Stadium, with the team taking to the road for the remaining 28 games.

 

The Bears begin their season against a challenging opponent on Friday, March 1 as they take on 2012's first-ranked team, LSU, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at 8:00 pm. The team will spend the weekend on the Tigers' campus, playing a second game against last season's Southeastern Conference champions on Saturday, while also playing two weekend games against Nicholls State.

 

Brown will return to the south the following weekend, playing three non-conference games against Auburn, an SEC tournament team last season, before heading to Washington state for a series of spring break contests. They will play four games in Pullman against the Washington State Cougars, including a doubleheader on Sunday, March 24th, before heading to Spokane for a double header against the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Tuesday, March 26th.

 

"We are kicking off the year with a very difficult schedule like we have in years past," said Drabinski. "Three of our first four opponents will be ranked in the top 30 in the country. We are opening up at LSU and they are going to be ranked in the top five nationally so we will have our hands full there. We will also face Nicholls State at LSU that weekend, a team that is more on our level, so I am excited for those games. It's a great place to open, we went there three years ago and both the fans and the venue are tremendous. Its one of the best atmospheres in college baseball."

 

The first pitch of Brown's 2013 Ivy League season will be thrown on Saturday, March 30 in Ithaca, New York. The Bears will play a doubleheader against Cornell, the 2012 Ivy League Champions before heading to Princeton, New Jersey for two games against the Tigers.

 

"We will come back from our spring break trip to Washington and kick off the Ivy League season at Cornell and Princeton," added Drabinski. "They finished one-two in the other division last season, and both will be very good again. Hopefully playing the tough early schedule will help to prepare us for our Ivy League opponents. Every game is a battle in our league. Anybody can beat anybody on any given Saturday or Sunday."

 

Brown fans will be able to watch the team in action at home for the first time on Tuesday, April 2 when they play Bryant in a 3:15 pm game, marking the start of their mid-week schedule which features some of the best competition on the East Coast. Additionally, Penn, Columbia, Harvard and Yale will all pay visits to Providence in the month of April for league contests.

 

The Bears will conclude conference action on Saturday, April 27 when they play a doubleheader at Yale, and they will end their regular season on Wednesday, May 1 with a doubleheader against the Red Foxes from Marist. 

 

The Bears begin their season against a challenging opponent on Friday, March 1 as they take on 2012's first-ranked team, LSU, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at 8:00 pm. The team will spend the weekend on the Tigers' campus, playing a second game against last season's Southeastern Conference champions on Saturday, while also playing two weekend games against Nicholls State.

 

Brown will return to the south the following weekend, playing three non-conference games against Auburn, an SEC tournament team last season, before heading to Washington state for a series of spring break contests. They will play four games in Pullman against the Washington State Cougars, including a doubleheader on Sunday, March 24th, before heading to Spokane for a double header against the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Tuesday, March 26th.

 

"We are kicking off the year with a very difficult schedule like we have in years past," said Drabinski. "Three of our first four opponents will be ranked in the top 30 in the country. We are opening up at LSU and they are going to be ranked in the top five nationally so we will have our hands full there. We will also face Nicholls State at LSU that weekend, a team that is more on our level, so I am excited for those games. It's a great place to open, we went there three years ago and both the fans and the venue are tremendous. Its one of the best atmospheres in college baseball."

 

The first pitch of Brown's 2013 Ivy League season will be thrown on Saturday, March 30 in Ithaca, New York. The Bears will play a doubleheader against Cornell, the 2012 Ivy League Champions before heading to Princeton, New Jersey for two games against the Tigers.

 

"We will come back from our spring break trip to Washington and kick off the Ivy League season at Cornell and Princeton," added Drabinski. "They finished one-two in the other division last season, and both will be very good again. Hopefully playing the tough early schedule will help to prepare us for our Ivy League opponents. Every game is a battle in our league. Anybody can beat anybody on any given Saturday or Sunday."

 

Brown fans will be able to watch the team in action at home for the first time on Tuesday, April 2 when they play Bryant in a 3:15 pm game, marking the start of their mid-week schedule which features some of the best competition on the East Coast. Additionally, Penn, Columbia, Harvard and Yale will all pay visits to Providence in the month of April for league contests.

 

The Bears will conclude conference action on Saturday, April 27 when they play a doubleheader at Yale, and they will end their regular season on Wednesday, May 1 with a doubleheader against the Red Foxes from Marist.