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Bearcats host No. 24 Millersville in home opener

Bearcats host No. 24 Millersville in home opener

GREENWOOD – The Lander baseball team opens an 11-game homestand Friday when the Bearcats begin a three-game series with No. 24-ranked Millersville at Dolny Stadium First pitch Friday is set for 5:00 p.m., with Saturday's game starting at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday's slated to begin at 12:00 p.m. 

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 STORYLINES

• Lander (1-3) are facing their fourth ranked opponent of the season. 

• Millersville is beginning its season with 12 games away from home. 

• The Bearcats knocked off No. 2 Tampa in the season opener before falling to No. 9 North Greenville and dropping two games to No. 19 Mount Olive at the Steinbrenner Field Spring Classic.

Roury Glanton was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week after batting .400 with three homers and seven RBI in Tampa.

• Lander and Millersville last met in the 2016 Division II College World Series, where the Marauders defeated the Bearcats 4-2 to advance to the national championship series. 

• Millersville posted a 37-20 record last season, falling one win shy of a fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Atlantic Regional championship. 

• Lander will honor the life and legacy of former pitcher Jeremy "Worm" Cox prior to Saturday's game.