Baseball season pushed back due to weather

Matt Rushforth, Sports Editor

The Bloomsburg University baseball team was scheduled to begin the 2019 season on the road this weekend at Newport News Apprentice School in Virginia, but the trip was cancelled to to impending weather.

The Huskies were set to open the season on Thursday, Feb. 21st against Newport News, and follow with a pair of contests against Virginia State and Bluefield State University on Friday.

Bloomsburg then was scheduled to wrap up tournament play against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) rival Kutztown University on Sunday afternoon.

The Huskies enter the 2019 season ranked 25th in the country according to Perfect Game and seventh in the Atlantic Region according to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

Bloomsburg registered one of its best season in years last season with 31-20 overall record and advanced to the NCAA regional playoffs for just the second time in school history.

The 31 wins last year were also the second most wins in school history, and the most in a single season under head coach Mike Collins.
The Huskies lost potentially one of the best players to go through the program in outfielder Austin Edgette, who was drafted to the San Fransisco Giants this past MLB draft.Bloomsburg was chosen to finish third in the PSAC EAstern division according to the preseason coaches poll which was realeased last Friday.

Leading the Huskies this year on the mound is senior righthander Ashton Raines, who finished last season on the hill with a 7-3 overall record.
Behind Raines are junior Cole Swiger and Chad Cooperman. Swiger batted .339 for Bloomsburg last season while Cooperman batted .318.
The Huskies are now set to start the 2019 season on  Saturday, March 2.