Dec. 29, 2006
Moraga, CA- Saint Mary's head baseball coach Jedd Soto announced today the 2007 schedule. The Gaels will play 57 regular season games including a school-record 33 at Louis Guisto Field. SMC will play a 33-game non-conference slate that will feature reigning national champion Oregon State and perennial power LSU.
"We are very pleased with our 2007 schedule," Soto said. "We play some great teams on the road but more importantly we play 33 home games which is vital to our success on the field and in the classroom."
The Gaels open up the season with five consecutive home games. SMC will begin its season with a three-game series against the University of Nevada Wolf Pack on Jan. 26-28. After UNR comes to Moraga, SMC will face Fresno Pacific and then San Jose State.
The Gaels then play the Spartans on the road and back on campus before heading to Baton Rouge, LA to face perennial power LSU. The Gaels begin the three-game set against the Bayou Bengals on Feb. 9.
Saint Mary's then plays UC Davis before returning home for a three-game series against Utah Valley State. The Gaels will face Nevada once again, this time in Reno, NV, before heading to Sacramento for the River City Classic.
The Classic will feature three games for the Gaels which begins on Feb. 24. Saint Mary's will open the Classic with a game against reigning national champions Oregon State. The afternoon game will have the Gaels facing host Sacramento State. The next day, SMC will face West Coast Conference foe San Francisco.
The Gaels return back to Louis Guisto Field and open a six-game homestand. The homestand will feature two doubleheaders against Columbia University, a single game against Fresno Pacific and a three-game series against Southern Utah.
Saint Mary's plays two more games before diving into WCC play. The Gaels play the Wolf Pack once again in Reno, NV and then face Cal State East Bay at home on March 27.
SMC opens its conference slate in Malibu against Co-WCC Champions Pepperdine on March 30 through April 1. The Gaels then come back to the Guisto and host San Diego and LMU before heading up to the Pacific Northwest to face Gonzaga.
Saint Mary's will then host seven consecutive home games, three against Portland and three against rival Santa Clara on May 4-6 after playing Patten University.
The Gaels will finish of their regular season against the Dons in San Francisco on May 11-13.