GREENWOOD – The Lander baseball team opens the 2018 campaign at Dolny Stadium on Friday evening as the Bearcats host No. 20 Mount Olive for a weekend series. First pitch Friday is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. The series will conclude with a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at noon.
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Friday: Chris Sheehan (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. TBD
Saturday (G1): Tripper Ergle (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. TBD
Saturday (G2): JD Cook (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. TBD
• Lander is beginning its 21st season of baseball and seventh season at Dolny Stadium.
• The Bearcats fell in three games at Mount Olive to open last season.
• Lander welcome in 17 newcomers this fall, including eight transfers.
• The Bearcats were selected seventh in the Peach Belt Conference preseason coaches poll.
• Sophomore Colton Yeager was chosen to the preseason All-PBC team.
• Lander returns its top five home run hitters from last season, including Nathan Schreckengost, who led the team with 14.
• All four infield starters from last season return for the Bearcats in 2018.