Wildcats Announce Full 2022 Baseball Schedule
TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona Baseball and head coach Chip Hale today announced the Wildcats complete 2022 competition schedule, highlighted by 31 home games at Hi Corbett Field.
Pac-12 Network television selections for conference series, along with first pitch times for all games, will be announced at a later date.
Arizona's upcoming campaign features 24 contests against eight teams who participated in the 2021 NCAA Tournament and multiple marquee home Pac-12 Conference series against Arizona State, Oregon State, UCLA, and Stanford as the Cats look to defend their conference crown.
Four of Arizona's opponents finished the 2021 season ranked in D1Baseball's final Top 25 poll (No. 8 Stanford, No. 11 Texas Tech, No. 19 Oregon, No. 24 UCLA), while six opposing programs finished among the top three teams in their respective conferences.
The Wildcats, as previously announced, will open the season in Arlington, Texas at the 2022 State Farm College Baseball Showdown with games against Kansas State, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech. All three of these games will be streamed live on FloSports for subscribers; ticket details are expected to be announced in January.
Following their season-opening test in Texas, the Wildcats will return home to Tucson for a 10-game homestand at Hi Corbett Field. The extended home stretch kicks off with the home opener on Tuesday, Feb. 22 against Grand Canyon, the first of three midweek matchups between the two in-state foes. Arizona's first full home series will run Thursday–Sunday, Feb. 24–27 against Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Cats opening homestand concludes with a midweek tilt against Dixie State (March 1), a weekend series welcoming Texas State (March 4–6) and a Tuesday contest against New Mexico (March 8).
Throughout the remainder of the season Arizona will continue to face non-conference opponents in midweek contests and brief series, highlighted by two more games against Grand Canyon (road March 29, home May 3), a Tuesday night tilt at Arizona State (April 5), a two-game trip to Omaha to play Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park (April 18–19), and a four-game home series against defending Mountain West champion Nevada (April 28–May 1).
The Cats open Pac-12 play and begin their conference title defense on the road at California (March 11–13). They will also make trips in 2022 to play Washington (April 1–3), Utah (April 14–16), USC (May 6–8), and Oregon (May 19–21).
Hi Corbett Field will play host to many of the Pac-12's premier programs in 2022, with the Wildcats facing tests in Tucson against Stanford (March 19–21), UCLA (March 25–27), Washington State (April 8–10), Arizona State (April 22–24), and Oregon State (May 13–15).
Following the conclusion of the regular season will be the first annual Pac-12 Tournament, a double-elimination gauntlet scheduled to be held May 25–29 at Scottsdale Stadium for the conference's top eight teams. The tournament winner will earn the Pac-12's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament, the field for which will be announced on Selection Monday, May 30. The 2022 NCAA Tournament will begin with Regionals June 3–6, continue on to Super Regionals June 10–13, and conclude at the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska June 16–27.
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