CVCC baseball team announces 2020 fall schedule

CVCC baseball team announces 2020 fall schedule

HICKORY, N.C. — The Catawba Valley Community College baseball program announces its fall 2020 schedule.

The Red Hawks have scheduled 15 scrimmages, which follow the protocol set forth by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) in its Plan of Action due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We're excited to get back to some baseball and see our guys competing," said CVCC head baseball coach Paul Rozzelle. "We had to make a lot of changes due to NCAA schools not being able to play outside competition, but it's ok. We adapt and overcome, which seems to be the mantra for 2020.  It's time for the student-athletes to get back to competing in the sport they love while working towards their degree.  We are excited to get started."

CVCC's fall baseball schedule starts on Sept. 19 with a home doubleheader against the Charlotte Megastars and 5-Star Fayetteville.

Of the 11 scrimmage dates, the Red Hawks are home at Henkel-Alley Field for eight of them, including Sept. 20 against 5-Star Carolina, Sept. 26 versus Cleveland Community College, Oct. 3 and Oct. 17 versus Caldwell Community College, Oct. 4 against Dry Pond.

The Red Hawks and nearby Caldwell play three times this fall, including Oct. 3 and 17 at Henkel-Alley Field in Hickory and Oct. 10 at Charles B. Walker Stadium in Lenoir.

Catawba Valley also plays against cross-town Lenoir-Rhyne University on Oct. 16 at L.P. Frans Stadium — home of the Class-A Hickory Crawdads.

One of the big highlights of the fall is an Oct. 11 date against William Peace University at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

CVCC finishes its fall baseball schedule with its annual intrasquad CVCC World Series, which takes place Oct. 24 and, if needed, Oct. 25.

For more information on the CVCC fall baseball schedule, please visit http://gocvcc.com/sports/bsb/2020-21/schedule