Twenty-eight home contests dot the calendar for the Arkansas State baseball team, as head coach Tommy Raffo unveiled the 2022 schedule Thursday.

A-State’s 2022 slate features five opponents who competed in NCAA Regionals in 2021, as well as four games against Southeastern Conference foes. In league play, a 30-game conference docket returns, including five home league series.

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“We are thrilled for our fans to be back at ‘The Tom’ for 28 home games this upcoming season,” Raffo said. “It is a schedule that features attractive non-conference games with SEC and regional foes, along with 30 Sun Belt conference games. We are looking to forward to our team competing at a high level this season.”

The Red Wolves open on the road for the third time in the last four seasons, opening with a tough challenge at NCAA Regional participant Samford (Feb. 18-20) before an early-season test at Ole Miss (Feb. 22). A-State then opens a 10-game home stand with a three-game set versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Feb. 25-27), followed by another SWAC foe in the midweek, hosting Mississippi Valley State (March 1-2). A three-game series with Illinois State (March 4-6) follows, with contests against OVC Tournament champion and NCAA participant Southeast Missouri (March 8) and Southern Illinois (March 9).

A-State hits the road again for a three-game series at Missouri State (March 11-13), then returns home to face Memphis (March 15) before opening Sun Belt play at home versus Texas State (March 18-20). The Red Wolves then make the return trip to Southern Illinois (March 22), followed by a three-game series at Georgia Southern (March 25-27).

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A home battle with in-state foe Central Arkansas (March 29) ends March, with a three-game home series with Coastal Carolina (April 1-3) opens April. A-State then travels up I-55 to Cape Girardeau for a midweek affair with Southeast Missouri (April 5) before hosting Louisiana (April 8-10).

Five straight in-state contests are next on the docket, as the Red Wolves travel to the state capital to face in-state rival Little Rock (April 14-16) before trekking up to Northwest Arkansas for two midweek contests at reigning SEC champion Arkansas (April 19-20). A-State returns home to face Troy (April 22-24), then travels to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to face UT Arlington (April 29-May 1) to open a seven-game road swing that also includes a three-game series at 2021 league champion South Alabama (May 6-8) and a trip across the Mississippi to Memphis (May 10).

A-State hosts Georgia State (May 13-15) in its final home series before hosting Ole Miss (May 17) in its home finale. The Red Wolves then travel to ULM (May 19-21) for the final regular-season series before the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, held May 24-29 at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama.

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2022 SCHEDULE BY THE NUMBERS:

  • 55 total games (28 home, 27 away)
  • 28 games at Tomlinson Stadium-Kell Field
  • 30 Sun Belt Conference games
  • 25 non-conference games
  • 11 opponents who finished 2021 with a winning percentage of .500 or better: Samford (35-24), Ole Miss (45-22), Southeast Missouri (30-22), Southern Illinois (40-20), Georgia Southern (34-23), Coastal Carolina (27-24), Louisiana (32-23), Arkansas (50-13), Troy (27-26), South Alabama (36-22), ULM (26-26).
  • 5 opponents who reached the NCAA Tournament: Samford (Starkville Regional), Ole Miss (Oxford Regional, Tucson Super Regional), Southeast Missouri (Oxford Regional), Arkansas (Fayetteville Regional & Super Regional), South Alabama (Gainesville Regional)
  • games versus opponents from the state of Arkansas
  • 8 different conferences represented: AAC, A-Sun, MVC, OVC, SEC, SOCON, SWAC, Sun Belt

2022 ARKANSAS STATE BASEBALL SCHEDULE

DateOpponentTime (CT)
Feb. 18at Samford6 PM
Feb. 19at Samford2 PM
Feb. 20at SamfordNoon
Feb. 22at Ole Miss4 PM
Feb. 25ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF4 PM
Feb. 26ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF2 PM
Feb. 27ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF1 PM
March 1MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE6 PM
March 2MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE3 PM
March 4ILLINOIS STATE4 PM
March 5ILLINOIS STATE2 PM
March 6ILLINOIS STATE1 PM
March 8SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE6 PM
March 9SOUTHERN ILLINOIS6 PM
March 11at Missouri State3 PM
March 12at Missouri State2 PM
March 13at Missouri State1 PM
March 15MEMPHIS6 PM
March 18TEXAS STATE*6 PM
March 19TEXAS STATE*2 PM
March 20TEXAS STATE*Noon
March 22at Southern Illinois6 PM
March 25at Georgia Southern*5:30 PM
March 26at Georgia Southern*1 PM
March 27at Georgia Southern*Noon
March 29CENTRAL ARKANSAS6 PM
April 1COASTAL CAROLINA*6 PM
April 2COASTAL CAROLINA*6 PM
April 3COASTAL CAROLINA*1 PM
April 5at Southeast Missouri State6 PM
April 8LOUISIANA*6 PM
April 9LOUISIANA*4 PM
April 10LOUISIANA*1 PM
April 14^at Little Rock*6 PM
April 15at Little Rock*6 PM
April 16at Little Rock*1 PM
April 19at Arkansas6:30 PM
April 20at Arkansas4 PM
April 22TROY*6 PM
April 23TROY*2:30 PM
April 24TROY*1 PM
April 29at UT Arlington*6:30 PM
April 30at UT Arlington*2 PM
May 1at UT Arlington*1 PM
May 6at South Alabama*6 PM
May 7at South Alabama*6 PM
May 8at South Alabama*1 PM
May 10at Memphis6 PM
May 13Georgia State*6 PM
May 14Georgia State*4 PM
May 15Georgia State*1 PM
May 17Ole Miss6 PM
May 19^at ULM*6 PM
May 20at ULM*6 PM
May 21at ULM*1 PM
May 24-29Sun Belt Conference Tournament%
^ Denotes Thursday game
% Montgomery, Ala. (Riverwalk Stadium)