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Winthrop University Preps for 2024 Baseball Season Opener, Set to Battle Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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Winthrop University Gears Up For 2024 Baseball Season Opener Against Rutgers

In Rock Hill, South Carolina, the air is buzzing with anticipation as the Winthrop University baseball team prepares for the opening game of the 2024 season. The opening day is set for Friday, February 16 with the visiting team being the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Details of the Games

Games between Rutgers and Winthrop will take place at the well-known Winthrop Ballpark. Three games are scheduled, kickstarting on Friday, February 16th, carrying onto Saturday, February 17th, and concluding on Sunday, February 18th. Each game is slated to start at 4:00 p.m. ET, 2:00 p.m. ET, and 1:00 p.m. ET respectively.

About the Teams

This game marks the first meeting between Winthrop Eagles and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. As per predictions, the Winthrop Eagles, who ended the 2023 season with a balanced 28-28 record, are expected to finish fourth in the Big South Conference this year.

Important Players to Watch

Standout player Nicholas Badillo, who led the team in batting average (.360), slugging percentage (.540), and on-base percentage (.453) during his freshman campaign in 2023, has been voted to the Big South Conference Preseason All-Conference Team. Other notable players for the Winthrop Eagles are Alex Logusch, Reese Lumpkin, and Parker Whittle, each bringing their own unique playing style and athlete prowess to the team.

Looking forward to the 2024 Season

Coach Tom Riginos, who has been leading the team for 14 years, remains at the helm. Coach Riginos has proved a successful coach with a career record of 168-150 in conference games and an overall record of 329-348. This 2024 season holds immense potential for the Eagles, as the team welcomes back 19 players, including nine starters along with 19 newcomers.

Upcoming Matches

After taking on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, the Eagles will travel to Columbia on Tuesday, February 20 to duel with the South Carolina Gamecocks. Baseball fans in Rock Hill and the baseball community at large eagerly await the action-packed start of the Winthrop 2024 baseball season.

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