Cal Poly’s 2007 baseball schedule, announced Tuesday by head coach Larry Lee and director of athletics Alison Cone, features three-game home series against a pair of Pacific-10 Conference schools, including defending College World Series champion Oregon State, and 2004 national champion Cal State Fullerton.
The 56-game schedule also includes road trips to Rice, UNLV and Fresno State.
The Mustangs will open the campaign Jan. 26-28 with a three-game series at San Diego and also will play two other West Coast Conference schools, visiting Santa Clara on Feb. 23-25 and hosting Loyola Marymount on March 2-4.
Cal Poly will play exactly half of its games at home in Baggett Stadium. Oregon State visits March 24-26 while Washington travels to San Luis Obispo on Feb. 16-18.
Other home nonconference series are against Tony Gwynn’s San Diego State Aztecs on Feb. 2-4, Nevada on Feb. 9-11 and future Big West Conference member UC Davis on May 11-13. The Mustangs also host Fresno State for a single game Feb. 6.
Big West series at home will be played April 5-7 against Northridge, April 20-22 against UC Riverside and May 18-20 against Cal State Fullerton. Cal Poly opens conference play March 30-April 1 at Pacific and also will play UC Irvine, Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara on the road.
Lee, entering his fifth season at the helm of the Mustangs, takes his squad to UNLV on March 9-11 and to Rice on March 16-18.
The Mustangs also visit Southern California for a single game Jan. 30.
Cal Poly has posted three consecutive winning seasons under Lee, finishing 29-27 in 2006.