It is time for some great baseball at nearby High Point University (HPU). The 2012 High Point University Baseball season starts with a three-game series against Army, a first-time meeting between the two teams. The HPU Panthers will enjoy playing 32 out of 56 games at the much-loved Williard Stadium, which is just 15 minutes from Ashford Suites High Point, NC.
There are some changes to the 2012 HPU baseball team that may just give apposing teams a run for their money. Four players that were forced to sit out 2011 season are now back in the game including Zach Haile, Andrew Bartlett, Sean Wilson, and Jaime Schultz. There are two players that were picked for the 2011 MLB Draft, but choose to attend and play for HPU instead including Malcolm Clapsaddle and Mike Miedzianowski. Another change to the team are 21 newcomers on the roster. The HPU Panthers will be working with 12 freshmen and nine junior transfers. Just because the players
are new does not mean that the team will be at a disadvantage; three newcomers will be the starting pitchers for the Army series.
If you have never attended a HPU baseball game, it is a must for area travelers. HPU home games are an inexpensive way to enjoy yourself. Season tickets are offered for $20 and single game tickets are $5 each. Home games that are featured in the High Point University Baseball Schedule are as follows:
- 2/17 High Point University vs. Army 4pm
- 2/18 High Point University vs. Army 12pm (Double Header)
- 2/21 High Point University vs. Charlotte 4pm
- 2/24 High Point University vs. Dayton 4pm
- 2/25 High Point University vs. Dayton 2pm
- 2/26 High Point University vs. Dayton 1pm
- 2/28 High Point University vs. Virginia Tech 4pm
- 2/29 High Point University vs. Elon 4pm
- 3/2 High Point University vs. Mercer 4pm
- 3/3 High Point University vs. Mercer 2pm
- 3/4 High Point University vs. Mercer 1pm
- 3/6 High Point University vs. Richmond 4pm
- 3/7 High Point University vs. Richmond 4pm
- 3/9 High Point University vs. Manhattan 4pm
- 3/10 High Point University vs. Manhattan 2pm
- 3/11 High Point University vs. Manhattan 1pm
The regular HPU baseball season will conclude with six concluding away games and then the Big South Conference Tournament hosted by HPU. It is the first time HPU will host the Tournament.
Join the nostalgic fun at nearby High Point University. An old fashioned baseball game may just be the type of carefree fun you need to incorporate into your trip to the Triad Region.
Photo Credit: High Point University Baseball