2017 Beach Blast Schedule Released

2017 Beach Blast Schedule Released

2017 Beach Blast Schedule Released

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The Virginia Wesleyan College softball team released the 2017 Beach Blast schedule recently, and the Marlins will play four games in addition to hosting teams from around the nation.

The Marlins will start play on March 3 with a 2 p.m. start against Case Western Reserve. Case Western went 21-19 last season in a tough University Athletic Association. Virginia Wesleyan will then face Western Connecticut State at 4 p.m., a team that went 23-19 and advanced to an NCAA Regional.

Virginia Wesleyan will face Manhattanville and Keuka on the final day. Manhattanville, a squad that went 41-5 last season and advanced to an NCAA Super Regional, will be a game to watch as the squads face off at noon on March 4.

Keuka will be the last Beach Blast opponent for the Marlins. The Wolves played in the Beach Blast last year, but did not face the Marlins. They went 1-3 in the tournament, finishing 19-14 on the year with a berth in the NCAA Regionals.

The following 20 schools are scheduled to participate between the two days:

Virginia Wesleyan
Case Western Reserve
Keuka
Manhattanville
Western Connecticut State
Buffalo State
Shenandoah
Fredonia
Rutgers-Camden
Randolph-Macon
St. Joseph's (Brooklyn)
Cobleskill
Notre Dame (Md.)
Rowan
Frostburg State
Hunter
Eastern
Rochester
Baruch
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