Pittsburgh to visit UAPB on diamond


A three-game series against Pittsburgh highlights Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s 2014 baseball schedule, which has just been released.

UAPB will host the Atlantic Coast Conference newcomer for a doubleheader April 27 at Torii Hunter Baseball Complex and a single game April 28 at Taylor Field.

The Golden Lions will begin their season with nine straight road games, starting with a four-game set at Tulane Feb. 14-16. They will visit Oklahoma Feb. 18-19 and take on Auburn, East Tennessee State and California in a tournament at Auburn Feb. 21-23.

Prairie View A&M will open UAPB’s SWAC and home slate Feb. 29-March 1. The Lions will visit Southeast Missouri State (March 4-5), Southern (March 8-9) and UALR (March 12) before hosting Grambling State (March 15-16). Central Arkansas will visit UAPB March 18 and then host the Lions the next day, then Incarnate Word (Texas) will visit the Hunter Complex for a three-game set March 21-23.

The rest of the UAPB schedule: at Texas Tech, March 25-26; Texas Southern at home, March 29-30; at Ole Miss on April 2; at Prairie View on April 4-6; Lyon (April 8), Southern (April 12-13) and Jarvis Christian of Texas (April 15 doubleheader) at home; Grambling State in Ruston, La., April 19-20; UALR at home April 22; at Alcorn State on April 23; Pitt at home; Alcorn State at home April 30; and at Texas Southern May 3-4.