BELMONT, N.C. -- A total of 13 home dates including five during the month of February highlight the 2018 Belmont Abbey softball schedule, Head Coach Brooke McCraw announced today.
The Crusaders begin the campaign on Friday, Feb. 2 at St. Andrews before opening the home slate the following Thursday, Feb. 8 against Chowan. After road doubleheaders at USC Aiken and Queens, The Abbey has eight of its next 10 games at home, culminating with a doubleheader vs. Young Harris on Feb. 24.
The Conference Carolinas schedule starts on March 1 with a home date against Mount Olive and closes on April 14 at Limestone. Senior Day takes place a week later -- Saturday, April 21 -- in the regular-season finale against Montreat. The Conference Carolinas Tournament will be held April 26-28 in Burlington.
"I am pleased to announce our 2018 schedule with every intention of preparing our young ladies to compete at their highest level of intensity," McCraw said. "If I do not challenge them to reach competitive greatness now then why coach at all? I look forward to this upcoming challenge and season."