Cumberland Baseball announces 2023 Schedule
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Cumberland Baseball announces 2023 Schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. –Second-year Cumberland baseball head coach Ryan Hunt announces the program’s 2023 schedule, which includes 25 home games at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium along with 15 contests against teams that played in last year’s NAIA National Championship Opening Round.

The Phoenix begin the 2023 campaign with a three-game series against William Carey on the road in Hattiesburg Feb. 2-4. CU will play a majority of the February schedule at home with the new addition of the field turf, expected to be finished in the next week or so. Cumberland will then have their home opener with a three-game set against Indiana Wesleyan on Feb. 9 and will play one game each day that weekend to complete the series. 

The Phoenix plays host to Northwestern Ohio Feb. 18-19 for a weekend series and then heads on the road to Athens, Tenn. for a match with defending AAC Champions Tennessee Wesleyan. 

Cumberland starts conference play on Friday, February 24 with a three-game set with Pikeville at home and will take on IU South-Bend and Bryan College inside the friendly confines of Woody Hunt Stadium to close out February. 

The Phoenix will go on the road for one game against Tennessee Wesleyan, who made it to the NAIA opening round a year ago, on February 22nd before opening up Mid-South conference play against Thomas More University February 25-26 in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. The Phoenix come back home for a single game against Milligan University on March 1st and follow it up with a conference weekend against Shawnee State University on March 4-5 on the road.

CU will go to Georgetown for its first away conference weekend on March 3-4. On March 7, Cumberland will travel to Dayton to take on Bryan College on the road before hosting Shawnee State on the 10-11. 

The Phoenix will play Reinhardt on the road in Waleski on March 14 and will travel to new Mid-South opponent Wilberforce March 17-18. The Phoenix will host Tennessee Wesleyan on March 21 and open up a weekend series with Bethel on March 24-25. To close out March, Cumberland will travel to Milligan on the 29th and head to Freed-Hardeman for a weekend tilt on the 31st. 

The Freed-Hardeman series starts a string of nine-straight conference games as CU will host Campbellsville on April 7-8 and travel to Lindsey Wilson on April 14-15. Cumberland will close the regular season at home with a four-game homestand against Reinhardt on April 18 and close it out with a three-game series against the FireHawks of Tennessee Southern. 

The Mid-South Conference Opening Round will take place April 28-29 at campus sites based on the conference standings throughout the regular season and the double elimination Mid-South conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky., will take place on May 4-May 7.

The NAIA Championship Opening Round is set for May 15-18 and the 66th Annual NAIA World Series takes place May 26th-June 2nd in Lewiston, Idaho.