BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb’s 2022 baseball season begins February 18 and season tickets for an exciting 2022 season are now available for purchase online.
The Diamond ‘Dogs will host 30 home dates in 2022 at John Henry Moss Stadium / Bill Masters Field. Tickets can be purchased online by following this link: https://ie1.glitnirticketing.com/ieticket/webplan/webplanstadiumg.php?event_id=337
The schedule is stacked, with non-conference home dates against 2021 NCAA tournament teams NJIT and Virginia, ACC foe Wake Forest and traditional UNC South Conference contenders Greensboro, Western Carolina and Wofford. Coach Jim chesterThe Power 5 team will face Georgia Tech, South Carolina and North Carolina on the road in 2022.
Gardner-Webb comes off a third place finish in the Deep South – his highest since joining the league in 2009 – and posted an RPI of 110 last spring before falling behind in the semi-finals of the tournament. league.
Pitchers Bobby alcock and Kyle skidmore were recently listed by Collegiate Baseball News as two of the Deep South’s best players to watch for 2022 and the pair are expected to anchor the Gardner-Webb pitching team.
Alcock, who is set to launch next summer in the prestigious Cape Cod League for the Wareham Gatemen, is one of the most gifted guns in the Deep South entering the 2022 campaign. The 6-foot-5 sophomore and 230 pounds went 2-1 with a 4.83 ERA last season and drew 57 batters. His fast ball speed, already in the 90s when he entered freshman, now reaches 97 mph.
Skidmore, Gardner-Webb’s top reliever last season, was 5-1 with a save in 21 appearances. He pitched for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League last summer.
The Diamond ‘Dogs open the regular season Feb. 18 against NJIT on the opening day of the 2022 Jerry Bryson Classic at John Henry Moss Stadium / Bill Masters Field.