JONESBORO, Ark. (11/8/16) – The Arkansas State baseball squad will host 32 games at Tomlinson Stadium/Kell Field, highlighted by visits from 2016 NCAA Tournament participants Southeast Missouri, Louisiana Tech, South Alabama, and Ole Miss, as part of its 2017 schedule head coach Tommy Raffo announced Tuesday.
Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at AStateRedWolves.com/tickets or by calling 870-972-ASU1 or by stopping by the A-State Ticket Office, located at the Convocation Center’s lower red entrance. The rate for a general admission season ticket is $65, while a spot in the reserved section is $75. Field level seats are available for $125, but are $100 per ticket if four or more are purchased. General admission and reserved tickets can be purchased for $50 per seat in groups of four or more.
The Red Wolves begin the campaign with a four-game home series against New York Tech Feb. 17-19. A-State and the Bears, based in Old Westbury, N.Y., will play single games on Friday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 19 sandwiched around a doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 18. The team will then hit the road for its first midweek contest versus Ole Miss Feb. 21 before returning home for a Feb. 22 contest against Mississippi Valley State.
A-State hits the road for a three-game set at Northwestern State Feb. 24-26 before a 13-game home stand starts Feb. 28-March 1 with a two-game midweek series against Missouri State. The stretch at home continues with a three-game weekend series versus Cincinnati March 3-5 before a midweek contest against Southeast Missouri March 7. The team faces Louisiana Tech at Tomlinson Stadium for a three-game series March 10-12 for the first meetings between the two schools since 2001.
The team plays a home midweek contest against Southern Illinois March 14 before Sun Belt Conference play starts with ULM traveling to Jonesboro March 17-19 to end the 13-game home stretch. A-State will embark on a 10-game road swing after the series with the Warhawks beginning with a two-game midweek set at Austin Peay. The team continues league play at defending National Champion Coastal Carolina March 24-26 before a midweek clash at SIU March 28.
Arkansas State finishes the month of March and goes into April with a three-game series at Texas State March 31-April 2 and concludes the 10-game road set with a midweek game at SEMO April 4. The squad faces Georgia State at home April 7-9 before a midweek road contest at Memphis April 11. The next league series is slated for April 13-15 at Louisiana-Lafayette before A-State returns to Tomlinson Stadium April 21-23 to face South Alabama.
The month of April continues with a midweek matchup against Memphis at Tomlinson Stadium before the month ends with a three-game SBC series at Appalachian State April 28-30. May begins with A-State hosting UT Arlington May 5-7 before the team plays its final road series at Georgia Southern May 12-14. The Red Wolves return home to host Ole Miss May 16 in its final midweek contest of the year before the regular season concludes with Little Rock visiting Tomlinson Stadium May 18-20.
The Sun Belt Conference Tournament is scheduled for May 24-28 in Statesboro, Ga.