UHV announces 2009 softball schedule; season tickets also on sale

The University of Houston-Victoria announced its schedule today for the 2009 softball season in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. This year’s 22-date schedule features a total of 12 home games, played on six dates.

Once again, Burdge Field will be the home of Jaguars softball in 2009.Burdge Field is located in the St. Joseph High School O’Connor Athletic Complex.

The Jaguars will open the season at the Galveston tournament in early February and will play their home opener doubleheader Feb. 14 against NAIA opponent Texas College.

“Yet again, the Jaguars will have a tough schedule,” UHV Athletic Director Ashley Walyuchow said. “Houston Baptist and the tournaments will be good tests for the Jaguars.”

UHV head softball coach Keri Lambeth said the softball team is up to the test.

“As I’ve said before, to be the best, we have to play the best,” Lambeth said.“We will face some of the best teams in the country at the Oklahoma City and Orange Beach Tournaments.”

Softball season passes are now on sale at the UHV Athletics Office, located in Room 122 of the University Center, 3007 N. Ben Wilson. All seating at Burdge Field is general admission.Adult season passes are $50.Non-UHV student passes are $30.

The 2008 Jaguars finished last season ranked 15th in the country with a record of 32 wins and 18 losses. The team participated in the NAIA Regional Championship.

*Home games in bold
*Schedule dates and times subject to change


Friday  6  @ Galveston Island Tournament  TBA 
Saturday  @ Galveston Island Tournament TBA 
Saturday  14  vs. Texas College 1 p.m./3 p.m. 
Saturday  21  @ Cowtown Classic (Fort Worth)  2 p.m./4 p.m. 
Tuesday  24  @ Texas Southern University (NCAA D1)  4 p.m./6 p.m. 
Saturday  28  vs. Houston Baptist University (NCAA D1)  5 p.m./7 p.m. 

Friday  vs. Northwood University  5 p.m./7 p.m. 
Sunday  @ Houston Baptist University  2 p.m./4 p.m. 
Friday  13  @ Orange Beach Classic (Orange Beach, Ala)  TBA 
Saturday  14  @ Orange Beach Classic (Orange Beach, Ala)  TBA 
Sunday  15  @ Orange Beach Classic (Orange Beach, Ala)  TBA 
Thursday  19  vs. Dana College (Blair, Neb.)  5 p.m./7 p.m. 
Friday  20  @ Texas College (Tyler)  2 p.m./4 p.m. 
Saturday  28  @ Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth)  1 p.m./3 p.m. 
Sunday  29  @ Northwood University (Cedar Hill)  1 p.m./3 p.m. 

Friday  3  @ Bacone College (Muskogee, OK)  5 p.m./7 p.m. 
Saturday  4  @ Oklahoma City University  TBA 
Friday  10  vs. LSU-Alexandria  1 p.m./3 p.m. 
Friday  17  @ OCU Dominos Tournament  TBA 
Saturday  18  @ OCU Dominos Tournament  TBA 
Tuesday  21  vs. Langston University  1 p.m./3 p.m. 
Saturday  25 vs. Thomas University @ Alexandria, LA  TBA 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow