February marks a busy month for RU athletics


February is the busiest month of the year in the Reinhardt athletics department, with 15 different teams competing during the month. The upcoming home games for the second week of February include baseball, softball, women’s lacrosse, women’s basketball and men’s basketball.

“Because of the success of our teams so far this year, the basketball teams especially, women’s team that is competing for first place and the men’s team that is competing for second place right now, we can really use a lot of support this weekend,” said Reinhardt Athletic Director Bill Popp. “Also, the excitement of opening weekend for softball, the very first home game of the year. In addition, a great home baseball match that we can also use for support will help our teams at the upcoming games.”

After a successful weekend for the Reinhardt’s Baseball team, the Eagles took over the lead and start their season with record of 4-0 after overpowering Calumet College. They will be back in action on Thursday against Taylor University in a doubleheader. The first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. The second match set for 4:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Reinhardt’s softball team will open their first match of the season against Hiwassee, in a doubleheader at Ken White Field. The first game is set for 1 p.m. The second match scheduled for 3 p.m. The Lady Eagles will start their 2017 season ranking at No. 16 in the NAIA Preseason Top 25 Coaches’ Poll. Last season, the Lady Eagles finished out their season 41-12 and were winners of the Appalachian Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champions. They are expected to have another successful season this year.

The women’s basketball team will look to keep their great record of 23-3 as they compete today at Columbia in South Carolina and will try to get their 24th win. Their home match will be on Saturday at 2 p.m. against Truett-McConnell. Right after the ladies, men’s Basketball team (19-7) will play to try and earn their 20th win at 4 p.m.

For something a little different, check out the women’s lacrosse team Saturday as they take on Montreat College at the University Stadium at Ken White Field. The match starts at 4 p.m.

All games are free to students, and tickets are required. For non-students, tickets cost $5. Children’s tickets cost $3. Tickets are available at each event.

Written by: Yamit Vodavoz.

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