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Baseball - Wed, Dec. 21, 2016

The Tiffin University Dragons and Head Coach Joe Wilkins have released their 2017 Schedule, which includes 2 programs that finished in the Top 25 of last season's final national poll and 5 teams that played in the 2016 Midwest Regional Tournament.

The Dragons kick things off with a trip to the former USA Baseball Stadium in Millington, Tennessee, where they will face three Midwest region opponents, in Quincy (MO), St. Joseph's (IN) and Kentucky Wesleyan.  Quincy was ranked #10 in both of the 2016 final national polls and first in the final Midwest regional poll.

Following the Millington trip, the Dragons will travel to the Winter Haven, Florida area – South of Orlando.  They will play seven games against 3 Midwest Region opponents (Kentucky Wesleyan, Wheeling Jesuit and Gannon) and one non-region game (UVA-Wise).

The Dragons will return home after the Florida trip and return (a little less) south to Louisville, KY, where they will take on Bellarmine University in a two game set.  The Dragons stay on the road and take on Malone in a single 9 inning game before beginning GLIAC play.

The first home games of the season, the Dragons host Hillsdale College, a 2016 Midwest Regional Tournament team.  They get a break in the mid-week after Hillsdale and stay at home for the following weekend against Northwood.  After a mid-week trip to (nationally ranked) Indianapolis for a non-conference game, they are back on the road to Grand Valley for four GLIAC games.

After returning home to play Cedarville in a non-conference single 9-inning game, the Dragons return to the road for four games at Saginaw Valley over the April 8th weekend and two more mid-week road games at Lake Erie.  With a weekend off after that, the Dragons host Lake Erie the following Wednesday at home before hosting Ashland for four games that following weekend.

The last non-conference game of the regular season will take place at Heminger Field against the Greyhounds of Indianapolis.  Following the home mid-week battle, the Dragons head over to Findlay for four games against the Oilers.

The last weekend of the regular season, the Dragons host the Panthers of Ohio Dominican for two games on Graduation Saturday (senior day) and have to make their final road trip the following day to Columbus to finish the regular season against the Panthers. 

Follow the Dragons this season right here at www.gotiffindragons.com and join the Dragons on Twitter for scores and updates @TUDragonsBB.