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26 Home Games, Power Five Road Trips Highlight 2024 Eagle Baseball Schedule

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The reigning OVC Regular Season Champion Morehead State baseball Eagles have finalized their 2024 schedule, which features 26 home games and a quartet of road trips to Power Five schools. 

Morehead State enters a new era in 2024, as first year head coach Brady Ward takes the reins of the program after serving as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for three seasons. He has plenty of returning weapons on the roster, led by 2023 OVC Player of the Year Ryley Preece. Alongside him, Colton Becker, Nick Gooden, Isaias Guzman, Roman Kuntz and others are back in the lineup, while Matt Bettio, Riley Bradshaw, Trevor Callahan, Luke Helton, Grant Herron, Will Grimmett, Joe Rotkis, and an abundance of arms are ready to assist in a title defense this season. 

Morehead State once again starts on the road this season, as a long eight-game road trip awaits the Eagles in February. The season begins with a three-game set at Davidson from Feb. 16-18. MSU takes on Kentucky (Feb. 20), North Alabama (Feb. 23-25) and Northern Kentucky (Feb. 27) to close out the month. 

Following that season-long road trip, Sonny Allen Field welcomes the Eagles home on March 1-3 when Morehead State hosts Butler. MSU was phenomenal at home last season, finishing 19-4. An all-Power Five road trip is next up on the docket, as the Eagles travel to Louisville on March 5th before traveling to Oxford, Miss. for three games (March 8-10) at Ole Miss — the 2022 National Champions. 

Five home games follow that trip, as Ohio comes to town for a midweek matchup (March 12) before the lone four-game set of the season vs. Eastern Michigan (March 15-17). The final game before conference play sees Morehead State travel to arch-rival Eastern Kentucky on March 19.

A first-ever trip to Little Rock kicks off the conference slate for the Eagles as MSU takes on the Trojans in a three-game set (March 22-24). Bellarmine comes to Allen Field (March 26) in the midweek to begin a five-game home stand, with OVC foe Southern Indiana making their first trip to Sonny Allen Field during Easter weekend (March 28-30). The first game of April and final game of the home stand is a rematch with Eastern Kentucky at home (April 2). 

A four-game road trip starts in Cookeville, Tenn., as MSU takes on longtime rival Tennessee Tech (Apr. 5-7) in a three-game set before traveling north to Columbus for a midweek game at Ohio State (Apr. 10). Morehead State hosts Western Illinois for the first time ever that weekend (Apr. 12-14). 

A home-and-home series with Marshall begins in Huntington, W. Va. (Apr. 16) before the Herd comes to Morehead the next day (Apr. 17). Another OVC foe comes to Sonny Allen Field that weekend, as Lindenwood makes their first trip to MSU. 

Five road games close out the month of April, as Morehead State travels to Ohio before a big three-game set at Southeast Missouri that could have huge postseason implications. A final game with Bellarmine in Louisville closes out the month for the Eagles. 

Nothing but conference play is scheduled in the month of May for Morehead State, as MSU takes on UT Martin at home (May 3-5) and defending OVC Tournament Champions Eastern Illinois in Charleston, Ill. (May 10-12) before closing the season at home with three games vs. SIUE (May 16-18). 

The OVC Tournament is scheduled for the following week in Marion, Ill., where Morehead State will look for a fifth OVC Tournament Championship. 

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