Potomac State Baseball Releases 2012 Schedule

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KEYSER, WV – Potomac State Baseball Head Coach Doug Little has announced the schedule for the 2012 season, which will be his 15th season in charge of the Catamounts and includes 27 home games at Golden Park.

“The 2012 schedule will be another challenging season for our team,” Little said. “I truly feel that our Region is one of the best in the country, and will be strong once again. There are no easy games and every opponent is tough. Our schedule gives Potomac State fans a great opportunity to watch some of the best JUCO baseball in the country.”

Potomac State (38-12) is coming off a third place finish at the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado and their 10th Region XX Championship in the last 12 years.

Little knows all that success puts a very large target on the back of the Catamounts.

Golden Park
Potomac State will play 27 games at Golden Park this season.

"This will be a new team, and any success we have had in the past only means we have to work harder," said Little.

This year’s schedule will find the Catamounts facing off with some familiar foes including several against Region XX foes. Potomac State will face Hagerstown Community College, (32-22), and Chesapeake College, (21-26) in a home and home series for two games each. PSC will face Anne Arundel Community College (28-18) for twin bill away and Harford College, (44-13) in a twin bill at Golden Park.

Potomac State begins its 2012 schedule on the road February 24th through the 26th with a four-game tournament in South Carolina against Chattanooga State Community College, Florence Darlington Tech and Pitt Community College.

Pitt Community College is no stranger to PSC. Potomac State defeated Pitt last season in the Eastern District at Golden Park to punch their ticket to the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction. Two years ago the tables were turned as Pitt downed the Catamounts in the District Finals to go to their first ever JUCO World Series.

The Catamounts have an early game scheduled at home with CCAC-South on February 29 before heading back on the road for another matchup with Pitt.

PSC will follow up their opening weekend trip by heading back on the road for a three game series with Pitt Community College in Greenville, North Carolina. Pitt is coming off a 2011 season in which they went 38-13. Pitt has won the Region X championship two years in a row.

Potomac State has faced Pitt nine times since 2000 with Pitt holding a 5-4 advantage. The two teams have faced off six times in the Eastern District Tournament and are 3-3 against each other, including last season when PSC won two out of three games winning game one 2-1, then losing 4-1, before winning the deciding game 6-4.

“Pitt has one of the premier programs in the country,” said Little. “We have a lot of respect for their program and Coach (Tommy) Eason. We feel like this is the type of series that will make us a better team at the end of the year.”

The Catamounts will kick off their home weekend schedule on March 10 when the Catamounts play host to the back-to-back OCCAC Champions Sinclair Community College, (OH) which finished at 33-16 last season.

“Sinclair is one of the best programs in Ohio,” said Little. “They are loaded again this year and we will have our hands full as always.”

PSC will feel right at home at the end of March and into April as the Catamounts have a 10-game home stand that includes games against Region XX foes, Garrett, Harford and Cecil.

“We are looking forward to playing a bunch of games at home,” said Little. “We feel like we have a nice facility here, are trying to make it better and we love playing at home.”

"It’s a very tough schedule," commented Little. "Every year we try to play the toughest schedule we can, and this year is no different. This year has some new teams and has us traveling to some new places. We hope by playing a difficult schedule it prepares us for postseason play."

One of the places PSC will be traveling to is the $29 million Peterson Sports Complex on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. On April 24 and again on the 26th, the Catamounts will play Lackawanna College and CCAC-South respectively at Charles L. Cost Field, home of the Pitt Panthers.

In order to win another Region XX Tournament this year, PSC will have to travel to Wye Mills, MD as Chesapeake College is hosting the tournament for the second time in four years. Chesapeake last hosted in 2009 when Potomac State topped Hagerstown by a score of 6-1 in the finals to claim the championship.

“The Region XX Tournament is always a challenging and exciting time of year,” said Little. “There are always great games, with solid teams and they are really intense atmosphere."

All times and dates are tentative and are subject to change. Fans can follow http://potomacstatecollege.edu/athletics/mbaseball/ for Potomac State Baseball updates.