Spider baseball prepares for season opener

Spider baseball set to open season

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It may not feel like it outside, but college baseball season is right around the corner. Most Division I teams open their schedules this weekend, and that includes Richmond.

The Spiders are picked to finish fourth in the Atlantic 10 this year. Head coach Tracy Woodson returns for his second season, after going 24-28-1 last year, 13-12 in the conference. Woodson feels like his team can go far this season, especially with seven senior pitchers to anchor the staff. He also plans to start seven junior position players, in addition to working some young players in the mix who he plans to play for four years.

Richmond will play its first several home games at various sites around the area, while Pitt Field continues renovations on the playing surface. After this weekend's tournament at UNC Wilmington, the Spiders will hold their first home series against Holy Cross at Deep Run High School (February 20-22) and face Norfolk State at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights (February 25).

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