Maryland Baseball has released its schedule for the 2022 season, according to a release from the school Wednesday afternoon.
A year after playing in a 40-game, conference-only schedule, the Terps will welcome back non-conference play as they open the season with a three-game series against the Baylor Bears in Waco, Texas. The 2022 season features 56 games as well as the return of midweek games against nearby schools.
The early portion of the season — following the Baylor series — includes a series at Campbell and East Carolina, plus a back-to-back with Virginia Commonwealth. Those four teams are all RPI Top-50 opponents, and the Terps face one more in Dallas Baptist at the end of March. Additional midweek play in February and March features games against UMBC, Delaware, Cornell, Georgetown, Siena, and Towson.
The series with East Carolina will be an intriguing one, as the Pirates were responsible for putting the Terps’ push to a potential Super Regional to an end last season.
The Terps begin conference play just as the calendar turns to April, as they welcome Penn State to the “Bob” as part of eight Big Ten series this season. After hosting midweek matinees against George Mason and Navy, Maryland travels to Minnesota for three games.
Most of the conference play this season occurs in late April and May. From April 15 to the season finale on May 21, the Terps play series against Ohio State, Illinois, Northwestern, Rutgers, Michigan and Purdue. Only three midweek games against Towson, Georgetown, and James Madison, respectively, are played within that span.
The Big Ten Tournament takes place May 24-29 in Omaha, Nebraska, and NCAA Regionals are scheduled for June 3-5.
Coming off a season where Maryland ended up ranked for the first since 2017, there are high expectations that the Terps will make a return to Regional play, but the long road to Omaha begins February 18 in the heart of Texas.