December 3, 2013

Islanders Softball Releases 2014 Schedule

2014 SCHEDULE (PDF)

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi softball team has released its 2014 schedule, which includes 41 games away from the Coastal Bend and 14 games at Chapman Field. The Islanders will play a total of 55 regular-season games and will play a three-game series format in the Southland Conference.

"This spring we have a challenging, yet exciting schedule," head coach Stephanie Hughes said. "I am very happy with the opponents we have in our pre-conference portion of the schedule. These games will prepare us for a competitive Southland Conference schedule this season. With the addition of our newcomers, our returners are prepared to lead us this spring toward our goal of a Southland Conference Championship."

The Islanders will open the season with a challenging non-conference schedule with four tournaments on the road totaling 21 games. The squad will start the season in San Marcos, Texas, in the three-day CenturyLink Classic on Feb. 7 through Feb. 9. The Islanders will play the likes of Southland foe Stephen F. Austin, Ball State, Southern Illinois and host Texas State.

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi will trek to Las Cruces, N.M. the following weekend to compete in the three-day Troy Cox Classic starting on Feb. 14. Northern Colorado, Texas Tech, Weber State and host New Mexico State are all on tap to compete.

The Islanders will continue their road swing in San Antonio for the UTSA Mid-Major Classic on Feb. 21-23. The team will open the classic against Nebraska-Omaha before taking on Bryant and UTSA. The Islanders will wrap a challenging pre-conference schedule when they travel to College Station, for the three-day Texas A&M Invitational on Feb. 28 against Wisconsin, UConn and the Aggies.

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi will open Southland Conference play at home on Friday, March 7, in a doubleheader against Central Arkansas at Chapman Field. The three-game series will continue on Saturday, March 8, with a single game.

The Islanders will also play host to the 2013 regular-season conference champions McNeese State, Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State while facing the defending conference champions Northwestern State, Nicholls, Lamar, Houston Baptist and first-year member Abilene Christian on the road in conference action.     

In non-conference action, the squad will travel back to San Marcos on March 11 for a doubleheader at Texas State. The Islanders will also trek back to UTSA for a midweek game on March 19 and a single game against Texas on March 26 in Austin on the Longhorn Network. The final non-conference road game will feature another matchup vs. the Aggies in College Station on April 22.

The Islanders will host UTSA and Houston for a midweek game on April 2 and April 30, respectively, at Chapman Field.

Southeastern Louisiana will host the Southland Conference Tournament on May 8-11 in Hammond, La.

The Islanders finished the 2012-13 season with an 11-39 record under head coach Stephanie Hughes. This season, Hughes and her staff return 12 letterwinners from a year ago and welcome seven newcomers along with the addition of Assistant Coach Keith Stein.        

For the latest information, follow Islanders Softball on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersSball) and Facebook (Islanders Softball). 

2014 Schedule

Date Opponent Notes Result Time/Status Links
Feb. 7 at Texas State CenturyLink Classic (San Marcos, Texas)   2:30 PM  
  vs. Stephen F. Austin CenturyLink Classic (San Marcos, Texas)   7:00 PM  
Feb. 8 vs. Ball State CenturyLink Classic (San Marcos, Texas)   2:30 PM  
  vs. Southern Ill. CenturyLink Classic (San Marcos, Texas)   7:00 PM  
Feb. 9 vs. Southern Ill. CenturyLink Classic (San Marcos, Texas)   11:15 AM  
  vs. Texas State CenturyLink Classic (San Marcos, Texas)   1:30 PM  
Feb. 14 vs. Northern Colo. Troy Cox Classic (Las Cruces, N.M.)   12:00 PM  
  at New Mexico State Troy Cox Classic (Las Cruces, N.M.)   4:30 PM  
Feb. 15 vs. Texas Tech Troy Cox Classic (Las Cruces, N.M.)   10:00 AM  
  vs. Weber St. Troy Cox Classic (Las Cruces, N.M.)   3:00 PM  
Feb. 16 at New Mexico State Troy Cox Classic (Las Cruces, N.M.)   10:00 AM  
Feb. 21 vs. Nebraska-Omaha UTSA Mid-Major Classic (San Antonio, Texas)   9:00 AM  
  vs. Bryant UTSA Mid-Major Classic (San Antonio, Texas)   11:30 AM  
Feb. 22 vs. Nebraska-Omaha UTSA Mid-Major Classic (San Antonio, Texas)   9:00 AM  
  at UTSA UTSA Mid-Major Classic (San Antonio, Texas)   4:30 PM  
Feb. 23 vs. Bryant UTSA Mid-Major Classic (San Antonio, Texas)   9:00 AM  
Feb. 28 vs. Wisconsin Texas A&M Invitational (College Station, Texas)   10:00 AM  
  vs. Connecticut Texas A&M Invitational (College Station, Texas)   12:15 PM  
Mar. 1 vs. Connecticut Texas A&M Invitational (College Station, Texas)   10:00 AM  
  vs. Wisconsin Texas A&M Invitational (College Station, Texas)   12:15 PM  
Mar. 2 at Texas A&M Texas A&M Invitational (College Station, Texas)   12:15 PM  
Mar. 7 Central Arkansas * Corpus Christi, Texas   1:00 PM  
  Central Arkansas * Corpus Christi, Texas   3:00 PM  
Mar. 8 Central Arkansas * Corpus Christi, Texas   10:00 AM  
Mar. 11 at Texas State San Marcos, Texas   2:00 PM  
  at Texas State San Marcos, Texas   4:00 PM  
Mar. 15 at Northwestern State * Natchitoches, La.   TBA  
  at Northwestern State * Natchitoches, La.   TBA  
Mar. 16 at Northwestern State * Natchitoches, La.   TBA  
Mar. 19 at UTSA San Antonio, Texas   6:00 PM  
Mar. 22 McNeese State * Corpus Christi, Texas   1:00 PM  
  McNeese State * Corpus Christi, Texas   3:00 PM  
Mar. 23 McNeese State * Corpus Christi, Texas (PINK GAME)   12:00 PM  
Mar. 26 at Texas Austin, Texas   TBA  
Mar. 29 at Abilene Christian * Abilene, Texas   2:00 PM  
  at Abilene Christian * Abilene, Texas   4:00 PM  
Mar. 30 at Abilene Christian * Abilene, Texas   1:00 PM  
Apr. 2 UTSA Corpus Christi, Texas   3:00 PM  
Apr. 4 at Nicholls * Thibodaux, La.   1:00 PM  
  at Nicholls * Thibodaux, La.   3:00 PM  
Apr. 5 at Nicholls * Thibodaux, La.   1:00 PM  
Apr. 12 Stephen F. Austin * Corpus Christi, Texas   1:00 PM  
  Stephen F. Austin * Corpus Christi, Texas   3:00 PM  
Apr. 13 Stephen F. Austin * Corpus Christi, Texas   12:00 PM  
Apr. 18 at Lamar * Beaumont, Texas   4:00 PM  
  at Lamar * Beaumont, Texas   6:00 PM  
Apr. 19 at Lamar * Beaumont, Texas   2:00 PM  
Apr. 22 at Texas A&M College Station, Texas   6:00 PM  
Apr. 26 Sam Houston State * Corpus Christi, Texas   1:00 PM  
  Sam Houston State * Corpus Christi, Texas   3:00 PM  
Apr. 27 Sam Houston State * Corpus Christi, Texas (SENIOR DAY)   12:00 PM  
Apr. 30 Houston Corpus Christi, Texas   3:00 PM  
May. 3 at Houston Baptist * Houston, Texas   1:00 PM  
  at Houston Baptist * Houston, Texas   3:00 PM  
May. 4 at Houston Baptist * Houston, Texas   2:00 PM  
May. 8 at TBA Southland Conference Tournament (Hammond, La.)   TBA  
Home games in bold.
*Conference Game
All Times Central Standard Time