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Mercer releases 2015 baseball schedule

The Mercer baseball team released its 2015 56-game schedule Monday night.

The Bears will be playing in the Southern Conference for the first time this season.

They open their season Feb. 13 against Virginia Tech at Claude Smith Field. The Bears' first Southern Conference game will be March 20 against East Tennessee State. The 2015 Southern Conference tournament begins May 20 in Charleston, S.C.

Mercer also will play a home-and-home with Georgia (March 17 in Macon, March 24 in Athens), Georgia Tech (April 7 in Atlanta, May 6 in Macon), Georgia State (Feb. 17 in Macon, April 14 in Atlanta) and Georgia Southern (March 3 in Statesboro, April 15 in Macon), and it will host Kennesaw State (Feb. 18).

“It will be an exciting season with our first year in the Southern Conference and an ACC/SEC flair to the schedule with teams like Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech,” Gibson said. “We also play each of the NCAA Division I teams from Georgia this season, which is fun for our players who grew up playing with and against most of the guys on those teams. Overall though, we’re really looking forward to competing in a new league against some great teams in the Southern Conference.”

Here is the complete schedule (*Southern Conference game):

Feb. 13 vs. Virginia Tech

Feb. 14 vs. Virginia Tech

Feb. 15 vs. Virginia Tech

Feb. 17 vs. Georgia State

Feb. 18 vs. Kennesaw State

Feb. 20 at Bethune Cookman

Feb. 21 at Bethune Cookman

Feb. 22 at Bethune Cookman

Feb. 24 vs. Florida A&M

Feb. 25 vs. Florida A&M

Feb. 27 vs. Belmont

Feb. 28 vs. Belmont

March 1 vs. Belmont

March 3 at Georgia Southern

March 6 vs. Harvard

March 7 vs. Harvard

March 8 vs. Harvard

March 10 at Florida A&M

March 11 at Florida A&M

March 13 vs. Bradley

March 14 vs. Bradley

March 15 vs. Bradley

March 17 vs. Georgia

March 20 vs. *East Tennessee State

March 21 vs. *East Tennessee State

March 22 vs. *East Tennessee State

March 24 at Georgia

March 27 at *Furman

March 28 at *Furman

March 29 at *Furman

March 31 vs. Savannah State

April 2 at *The Citadel

April 3 at *The Citadel

April 4 at *The Citadel

April 7 at Georgia Tech

April 10 vs. *Western Carolina

April 11 vs. *Western Carolina

April 12 vs. *Western Carolina

April 14 at Georgia State

April 15 vs. Georgia Southern

April 17 at *Wofford

April 18 at *Wofford

April 19 at *Wofford

April 21 at Savannah State

April 24 vs. *UNC-Greensboro

April 25 vs. *UNC-Greensboro

April 26 vs. *UNC-Greensboro

May 1 at *VMI

May 2 at *VMI

May 3 at *VMI

May 6 vs. Georgia Tech

May 12 vs. Alabama in Hoover, Ala.

May 14 vs. *Samford

May 15 vs. *Samford

May 16 vs. *Samford

May 20 Southern Conference Tournament, Charleston , S.C.