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Baseball Notebook: 2010 Schedule Released, Jancuska Named to UMBC Hall of Fame
The UMBC baseball 2010 schedule has been announced by head coach John Jancuska and the head coach has been named to the UMBC Hall of Fame.
2010 Baseball Schedule Released
The 2010 slate features 26 home games, including a 14-game homestand during the conference portion of the schedule. The Retrievers will face off with opponents stemming from 11 conferences and one independent, including Indiana and Northwestern from the Big Ten and in-state rival Maryland from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Baseball in the America East has been divided into two, three-team divisions following the loss of Vermont. The Retrievers have been paired with Binghamton and Stony Brook in the “southern” division, while Albany, Maine and Hartford will compete in the “northern” division. Division opponents will play each other six times, while taking on non-division teams four times. The America East Conference will be played at the highest seed with lights May 26-28.
The Retrievers open the 2010 season Feb. 26 when Army comes to town for a three-game series at the Baseball Factory Field.
Jancuska Named to UMBC Athletic Hall of Fame
John Jancuska has served UMBC as its head baseball coach for 32 seasons, the longest-tenured coach in school history. He has compiled over 660 victories, including 19 winning seasons. At the Division I level, he has been named a conference Coach of the Year in four different leagues (1992-East Coast, 1993-Big South, 2000-Northeast, 2008-America East). During his tenure, UMBC has made three appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament (1978, 1979, 1986) and two at the NCAA Division I level (1992, 2001). Jancuska is a former University ofDelaware two-year starter and co-captain of the baseball team in his senior season of 1975. He was inducted into the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2000. The Sykesville, Md., resident has coached five All-Americans, four academic All-Americans and 17 student-athletes who have played professionally.