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The Buccaneers are headed south: Four teams hit the road

February 29, 2012

A handful of Buccaneer sports teams will be heading south for spring break, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the action. Follow Sports Information Director Terry Owens on Twitter as he tags along with our baseball, softball, and track teams.

Below, check out how some of your fellow Beloiters will be spending their break.


Kim Zarling begins her fifth season as head coach of the Buccaneer softball squad, who open things up at 10 a.m. Sunday morning at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla., when they play Westminster College of Pennsylvania.  That’s the first of two games that day and of 10 games scheduled throughout the week.


Head coach Dave DeGeorge (beginning his 22nd season!) and the Buccaneer baseball team also open on Sunday, playing Rochester Institute of Technology at 2 p.m. in Auburndale, Fla., as part of the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. The game is the first of eight they will play during the week, plus three JV games.


Though they’re not heading as far south, the Buccaneer men’s and women’s track and field team, under 13th-season head coach Brian Bliese, will train for a week in Myrtle Beach, S.C., before competing in the Coastal Carolina University Invitational, which is hosted by Coastal Carolina and the city of Myrtle Beach, next Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10.

The teams will all be back home by Sunday, March 11, in time for the second half of the spring semester. Softball gets the northern schedule going against Wheaton College on Thursday, March 15, at the Strong Complex Softball Field, while the track and field team competes at the Augustana College Early Spring Opener in Rock Island, Ill. The baseball squad plays at Milwaukee School of Engineering on Saturday, March 24 in Milwaukee to open their northern slate.