LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced plans for internet and radio broadcasting for baseball for the 2014 season this week, including 36 games on the radio and the remaining 19 contests internet-only broadcasts.
Mitch Walters returns for his 18th season as the Voice of the Bulldogs and will broadcast even more games than ever before in 2014. With the purchase of new equipment this past summer by the athletic department that benefits numerous sports at CU, the University now has the capability to broadcast all of the baseball games during the upcoming season over the internet for free.
Those outings begin with the season opener February 7 at Auburn Montgomery and include the first 14 games of the season. CU plays a doubleheader against AUM and also plays against Missouri Baptist and Faulkner University the opening weekend.
The Bulldogs begin the home slate on Tuesday, Feb. 11 against Union University and host Taylor University (Feb. 14-15) and West Virginia Tech (Feb. 21-22) in three-game series at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium. CU also takes on Freed-Hardeman in a twinbill on Feb. 25.
Radio broadcasts on WANT 98.9 FM and/or WCOR 1490 AM begin with Mid-South Conference play on Feb. 28 and March 1 at Georgetown College. All conference games and all of the mid-week home contests for the remainder of the season will be broadcast on the radio, including home MSC series versus Shawnee State (March 7-8), Campbellsville University (March 21-22), the University of the Cumberlands (April 4-5), the University of Pikeville (April 11-12) and the University of Rio Grande (April 25-26).
Cumberland travels to St. Catharine College (March 14-15), Lindsey Wilson (March 28-29) and Bluefield College (April 18-19) for its other Mid-South road series.
Other mid-week home contests on the road include a doubleheader against Mid-Continent University (March 3) and single games versus Bryan College (March 4), Embry-Riddle (March 17-18), Oklahoma Wesleyan (March 19), Bethel University (April 1), Georgia Gwinnett (April 8) and Tennessee Wesleyan (April 15).
Road games set for internet-only broadcasts include Bethel University (March 5), Ave Maria University (March 10), Embry-Riddle (doubleheader, March 11), Clarke College (March 12), Tennessee Wesleyan (March 25) and Freed-Hardeman (April 7).
All postseason games will be broadcast on the radio as well, starting with the Mid-South Conference Championships on May 4-8 in Columbia, Ky. The NAIA Championship Opening Round of May 12-15 and the 58th Annual Avista-NAIA World Series is set for May 23-30 in Lewiston, Idaho.