The Catamounts continue their 7 game road trip, traveling to Cincinnati to face the Xavier Musketeers in a three-game weekend series.
Who: Xavier University Musketeers
Where: Hayden Field, Cincinnati, OH
When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday (April 1-3)
Time: Fri - 5:00; Sat - 2:00 pm; Sun - 1:00 pm
Radio: Cougar All Access
TV/Video: Game 1 (no video), Games 2 & 3 on FloSports (pay service)
Live Stats: Xavier live stats
Mascot: D'Artagnan the Musketeer
Colors: Navy Blue, White, & Silver
Conference: Big East
The Series: The two teams met in a three-game series in Cullowhee in 2007. The Cats won the series 2-1.
Head Coach: Billy O'Conner was named the seventh head coach of the Xavier baseball program in June of 2017 after a decorated playing career and six years on the staff as an assistant. In his first four seasons, O'Conner led Xavier to an overall record of 80-102 with a 34-26 mark in BIG EAST play.
Xavier's 2022 record: 13-13 overall, 3-0 home, 10-10 away, 0-3 neutral, 0-0 conference
Xavier's 2021 record: 28-26 overall, 13-8 home, 12-16 away, 3-2 neutral, 15-11 conference
The Musketeers were picked third in the Big East following last season's runners-up performance in the BIG EAST Tournament. Four Musketeers earned a spot on the preseason All-Big East squad. Catcher Jerry Huntzinger, infielders Luke Franzoni and Jack Housinger, and outfielder Andrew Walker each earned a spot on the preseason all-conference team.
Xavier is coming into the game riding a 6 game win streak, most recently sweeping Cincinnati in a four-game series. The Musketeers have won 8 of their last 9 games, while the Cats are on a 2 game skid, losing 4 of their last 6 games, most recently dominated by the number 1 Tennessee Volunteers.
Game one will be played at Prasco Park in Mason, OH, with games 2 & 3 at Hayden Field on the campus of Xavier.