Potomac State Baseball Releases 2013 Schedule

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KEYSER, WV – Potomac State Baseball Head Coach Doug Little has announced the schedule for the 2013 season, which will be his 16th season in charge of the Catamounts and includes 22 home games at Golden Park.

“The 2013 schedule is without a doubt the most difficult we have ever scheduled,” Little said. "When you look at the teams we play and the success they had last season, I can't imagine that there are many tougher schedules out there."

“In addition 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 fans of Potomac State baseball a great opportunity to watch some of the best JUCO baseball in the country.”

Doug Little
Potomac State Head Coach Doug Little

Potomac State (25-25 record last season) is coming off a runner-up finish in the Region XX Tournament. Potomac State has won 10 Region XX Championships in the last 13 years.

Little knows this year's team will wear the pressure of past year's success for PSC.

"This will be a new team; we have lots of new players, and any success we have had in past seasons 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, (27-26), and Chesapeake College, (27-18) in a home and home series for two games each. PSC will face the 2012 Region XX Champions Harford College, (45-15) in a late season twin bill at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD.

Potomac State begins its 2013 schedule on the road February 23th and 24th with the 2nd Annual Pepsi Invitational a four-game tournament in Florence, South Carolina against Florence Darlington Tech, (44-12), USC Sumter (37-19), Darton State College, (37-21) and Cecil College, (36-22). The tournament will be held at Francis Marion University's new Sparrow Stadium.

PSC will follow up their opening weekend trip by heading back to South Carolina for the Florence Darlington-Tech Spring Tournament on March 1-3. PSC will play the host team, FDT, for the second time in 2013 on Friday. Then on Saturday the Catamounts will again face Cecil College and then later USC Lancaster (34-18). On Sunday Potomac State will face Heartland Community College, (54-8), for the first time in school history.

"These two weekends will be a real test for us, said Little. "This is a difficult way to open a season, these are all successful teams, with good records last season and great coaches."

The Catamounts then travels to Ohio on March 9-10 when the Catamounts play the four-time OCCAC Champions Sinclair Community College, (OH) which finished at 44-14 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.”

The opening game of the series will be played at Bill Davis Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University on Saturday. The last two games of the Sinclair series will be played at the Grady's Field Athletes in Action Complex.

PSC will feel right at home at the beginning of April as the Catamounts have a 6-game home stand then again in late-April with another 8-game home stand.

“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."

In order to win another Region XX Tournament this year, PSC will have to travel to Hagerstown, MD as Hagerstown Community College is hosting the tournament for the fourth time in the last 10 years. Hagerstown last hosted in 2010 when Potomac State topped ASA by a score of 12-11 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 it is 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.