Baseball Announces 2023 Schedule, Featuring 34 Home Games

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – North Florida baseball released its complete 2023 schedule Monday, Dec. 5 with the full slate featuring 56 games, 34 home contests and 43 in the Sunshine State.

UNF’s 30-game ASUN schedule was released earlier this year, as North Florida plays five road conference series and five at home. 

“Our staff and team is excited to announce our 2023 schedule as we look forward to a full 56-game season,” head coach Tim Parenton said. “As we do each season, it’s great to be able to play 34 games at home and as many as we do in the state of Florida. Our non-conference and ASUN schedule will be challenging and we look forward to this spring.”

Ticketing

Season Ticket Details

  • Season Tickets: $95 (included reserved chairback for Florida State game)
  • Discounted season tickets: $85 – available for UNF alumni, faculty/staff, seniors (over 65), youth (under 18) and military

Flex Plan Details

  • Flex plan: $40 – Features reserved chairback for the UNF vs. Florida State game April 19th, plus a general admission ticket to four additional games of a fan’s choice

UNF vs. Florida State Game – April 19 at Harmon Stadium

  • Reserved chairback: $20
  • General admission bleachers (Harmon grandstand): $15
  • General admission (down third base line): $10
  • The first 350 UNF students to claim tickets online beginning February 28 will be admitted free of charge

 
Single Game Tickets

  • Single Game Tickets are set to release on 2/7 at 10am

Season-Opening Home Stand
As tradition for North Florida baseball, the Ospreys begin the 2023 campaign with an extended home stand, hosting a trio of opponents over an eight-game stretch at Harmon Stadium. 

UNF plays a pair of first-time foes in Murray State and Villanova for three games apiece, while taking on former ASUN foe, USC Upstate, for a two-game midweek affair.

The eight-game stint spans from Feb. 17 to Feb. 26 before North Florida briefly breaks for a midweek game at FAMU Feb. 28. 

Early March Against the Northeast

UNF plays its lone four-game series of the year to open March when it hosts Fordham March 3-5, the second four-games series against the Rams since hosting Fordham in 2019. The two teams will play the lone doubleheader of the Ospreys’ season on Saturday, March 4. 

UNF plays a midweek game in Orlando against UCF before coming back home to host Fairfield in a three-game series. The Ospreys and Stags previously met at Harmon Stadium in 2018.

ASUN Play and Florida Foes

After a midweek game at Florida March 14, UNF and Austin Peay clash in Clarksville, Tenn., March 17-19 on the opening weekend of the ASUN season, the first meeting between the two teams as ASUN competitors. 

North Florida rounds out its home games during March against UCF March 21 and with Stetson March 24-26. The second four-game road stretch of the three begins against Eastern Kentucky March 31 through April 2. The two teams are playing their first regular season ASUN games with one another after the two played against one another in ASUN postseason play down in Fort Myers last May.

The Second Half of the Regular Season

UNF begins the second half of the season with a midweek game at USF April 4, leading into the longest home stand of the season. A nine-game stretch at Harmon Stadium between April 6 and 19 starts with Jacksonville State April 6-8. UNF hosts FAMU April 11, following that up with a three-game set against Central Arkansas April 14-16. The Ospreys and Bears are playing their first-ever games against one another in UCA’s second season in the ASUN.

A busy week starts against USF April 18 before UNF hosts Florida State the next day, the first home game against the Seminoles since 2010.

Final 15 ASUN Games

UNF plays 15 ASUN games over the final 18 contests of the regular season, 12 of which are on the road. North Florida starts the stretch at Liberty April 21-23. UNF heads back to Florida to take on the Gators for the second time April 25.

UNF plays another ASUN newcomer in Queens April 28-30, the first meeting between UNF and the Royals as Queens competes in its first season at the Division I level. 

The month of May features games in three states and against five different teams, with eight of the 11 regular season games being played as the visiting team. 

UNF plays at UCF May 2, finishing a three-game season series with the Knights. From there the Ospreys play North Alabama May 5-8, the first meeting between UNF and the Lions since splitting a pair of games in Florence in 2019. 

The last midweek game of 2023 is set for Tuesday, May 9 at South Carolina, the fourth meeting in as many seasons against the Gamecocks at Founders Park. FGCU comes to Harmon Stadium May 12-14 for the final home games of the year. 

The River City Rumble is saved for the final series of the year as it’s hosted by Jacksonville May 18-20. 

Three days later the ASUN Conference regular season culminates at the ASUN Championship in DeLand, Fla., May 23-28. 

Notes

  • 34 home games
  • 22 road games
  • 43 games in Florida
  • UNF plays ASUN newcomers: Austin Peay (March 17-19) and Queens (April 28-30)
  • Eight-game home stand to start the year, the longest since 1994 and tied for the longest in UNF history
  • 19 games against in-state teams
  • 26 non-conference games and 30 in ASUN play
  • River City Rumble is set for May 18-20 at JU
  • Four games against Power Five teams (Florida State, South Carolina, and Florida (two))
  • Fourth-straight year playing at South Carolina
  • UNF hosts FSU for the first time since 2010
  • First time playing USC Upstate since 2018, the last year the Spartans played in the ASUN
  • 12 games against first-time foes, made up of four three-game series (Murray State, Villanova, UCA and Queens)
  • Five games marks the longest road stretch of the year (May 2-9)
  • Nine-game homestand is the longest of the year (April 6-19)
  • 30 ASUN games
  • One doubleheader (March 4 vs. Fordham)



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