The Southern softball team will begin Southwestern Athletic Conference play at home against Texas Southern on March 27, according to the schedule released by the conference office Friday.
The league schedule calls for weekend series to be played on Fridays and Saturdays with two teams idle each weekend.
The Jaguars, who open the season Jan. 31 at home against Bishop State, will have their idle weekend April 24-25.
The SWAC softball championship is set for May 6-9 at Wilson Morgan Park in Decatur, Ala.
Southern finished 11-36 after going 1-2 in the SWAC tournament last season.
John Garris is in his first season as the Jaguars head coach.
Here’s a link to the schedule on the Southern website and below is the entire SWAC schedule:
|March 27 – 28||Jackson State||Mississippi Valley State|
|Alabama A&.M||Alcorn State|
|Prairie View A&.M||Arkansas Pine-Bluff|
|Grambling State (idle)|
|Alabama State (idle)|
|April 3 – 4||Jackson State||Alabama State|
|Alcorn State||Mississippi Valley State|
|Texas Southern||Prairie View A&.M|
|Arkansas-Pine Bluff (idle)|
|Alabama A&M (idle)|
|April 10 – 11||Alabama A&M||Jackson State|
|Mississippi Valley State||Alabama State|
|Texas Southern||Grambling State|
|Prairie View A&M (idle)|
|Alcorn State (idle)|
|April 17 – 18||Alabama State||Alabama A&M|
|Alcorn State||Jackson State|
|Grambling State||Arkansas Pine-Bluff|
|Prairie View A&M||Southern|
|Texas Southern (idle)|
|Mississippi Valley State (idle)|
|April 24 – 25||Mississippi Valley State||Alabama A&M|
|Alabama State||Alcorn State|
|Arkansas Pine-Bluff||Texas Southern|
|Grambling State||Prairie View A&M|
|Jackson State (idle)|
|April 27 – May 3||Rainout Days|
|May 6 – 9||SWAC Softball Tournament||Decatur, Alabama|