Courtesy of Curtis Ford, Grambling State Athletics
GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University head baseball coach Davin Pierreannounced on Tuesday the 2023 schedule for the upcoming season.
GSU opens the season with a trip to Houston, Texas to participate in the inaugural Cactus Jack HBCU Classic hosted by the Houston Astros. The Tigers face Prairie View A&M (Feb. 17), Southern (Feb. 18) and Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 19) in the event.
Grambling State heads to Fayetteville, Ark. for a midweek contest versus Arkansas on Feb. 21 before traveling to New Orleans, La., for the Andre Dawson Classic beginning on Feb. 24. The Tigers open the classic with Alabama State prior to facing Alabama A&M (Feb. 25) and Jackson State (Feb. 16).
On Feb. 28, the Tigers make to the half hour trek east on I-20 for a midweek date with Louisiana-Monroe.
GSU opens the month of March in Atlanta, Georgia for a three-game series with Florida A&M in the Third Annual HBCU Garr & Lucas Classic (March 3-5).
On March 8, Grambling State heads to Dallas, Texas for a single game versus Dallas Baptist, then concludes its 15-game season-opening road swing with a weekend series in Little Rock, Ark. against Arkansas-Little Rock beginning March 10.
The Tigers host Wiley College on March 14 in the home opener.
Grambling State opens Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play on March 17 with a home series versus arch rival Southern.
GSU hits the road briefly for a midweek game at Louisiana (March 21) before returning back to the friendly confines of Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E Jones Park to take on the Braves of Alcorn State (March 24-26).
After that series, GSU hits the road for a five-game swing with a series at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (March 31-April 2) sandwiched between non-conference games at LSU (March 28) and Mississippi State (April 4).
Texas Southern pays Grambling State a visit on for a series April 6-8. GSU hosts Mississippi Valley State in a non-conference game on April 11, before heading to Lorman, Miss. to face Alcorn State (April 14-16).
After hosting Incarnate Word on April 19, the Tigers travel to Baton Rouge, La., to battle Southern (April 21-23). The Tigers return a trip to Itta Bena, Miss. to meet Mississippi Valley State (April 25).
Grambling State opens a home series versus Prairie View A&M on April 28. On May 3, the Tigers go to Nacogdoches, Texas for a contest against Stephen F. Austin. SFA returns the trip on May 9.
GSU wraps up conference play at Texas Southern (May 5-7), at home versus UAPB (May 12-14 and on the road at PVAMU (May 18-20)
The 2023 SWAC Baseball Tournament will be held in New Orleans from May 24-28.
What Coach Pierre says:
“We have a tough schedule for our upcoming 2023 baseball season that will allow us to play competitive baseball in the SWAC conference. Our team has the opportunity to play five schools that are ranked top 50 in the country which shows we want to compete against the best of the best. The team is excited about opening up the season at Minute Maid park in Houston, then playing on the MLB Network at the Dawson Classic in New Orleans, followed by the Garr and Lucas Classic in Atlanta. This schedule has allowed us to create exposure for these young men. We’re excited about this group of players and we’re ready to compete for a SWAC title and for a chance to enter the NCAA tournament.”