The University of Houston-Victoria baseball team will once again have a tough non-conference schedule mixed in with its Red River Athletic Conference when the Jaguars take the field in January.
Eleven of the Jaguars' 16 non-conference games will be against either NCAA Division I or II schools according to head coach Terry Puhl, who released the Jaguars' 2017 schedule today. Puhl begins his 10th season at the helm for the Jaguars.
The Jaguars open the season with a three-game set against Arlington Baptist on Jan. 27-28 at Riverside Stadium. Then after nearly a month off, the Jaguars will face familiar NCAA D-II schools St. Edward's (Feb. 21) and St. Mary's (Feb. 28) at home for a pair of single games, before opening up conference play on the road.
The Jaguars open up RRAC play against the always tough LSU-Shreveport Pilots in Shreveport with a single game on March 3 and a doubleheader on March 4. They then face NCAA D-1 foe Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a 6:30 p.m. matchup in Corpus Christi on March 7.
The Jaguars then return home for a three-game conference series with Jarvis Christian on March 11-12 and a non-conference doubleheader against Texas A&M-International on March 14.
The rest of the way, the Jaguars home schedule will include Texas College (March 24-25), A&M-Corpus Christi (March 29), Wiley College (April 14-15), Sr. Edwards (April 18) and Our Lady of the Lake (April 28-29).
The Jaguars will go on the road to play the University of the Southwest (March 17-18), St. Edwards (March 21), LSU-Alexandria (March 31-April 1), A&M-International (April 4). Texas A&M-Texarkana (April 7-8), Huston-Tillotson (April 21-22) and St. Mary's (April 25)
The conference tournament is scheduled for May 5-8 in Shreveport, La.