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Motlow Bucks open 2015 Baseball Season Feb. 5

Jan. 26, 2015

Fresh off their best season in 15 years, the Motlow Bucks will open the 2015 baseball campaign when they travel to Hanceville, Ala., to face national powerhouse Wallace State on Thursday, Feb. 5. The first pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Motlow Bucks 2015 Baseball Schedule

The Bucks have scheduled 56 games during the regular season, with 30 at home and 26 on the road. Motlow will open Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) play on Friday, Feb. 27, with a three-game home series against Jackson State. The regular season ends on Apr. 25, in Morristown against Walters State.

All conference series are three games, with a single nine-inning game played on Friday and a pair of seven-inning games as part of a Saturday doubleheader. The only exception is Easter weekend, when Motlow will host Cleveland State in the single game on Thursday and the doubleheader on Friday, April 3.

The day after opening the season in Hanceville, the Bucks will head to Birmingham, where they will play Lawson State at noon, then face USC Sumter at 2 p.m. Motlow's first home game is Monday, Feb. 9, when the Martin Methodist College JV squad visits the Driver Baseball Complex for a noon doubleheader.

The longest home stand of the season begins Feb. 17 and ends Feb. 21, with seven games scheduled during that five-day stretch. The longest road trip takes place in late March, beginning with a trip to Pulaski to face the Martin Methodist College JV on March 23, and ending at Columbia State March 31.

Head Coach Dan McShea, set to begin his ninth season at the helm of the Motlow program, led the Bucks to a 40-24 record and a trip to the NJCAA East Central District tournament in Covington, Ga., after finishing runner-up in the TCCAA/Region VII tournament to state champion Columbia State. Motlow lost to host Georgia Perimeter, while Columbia State won and advanced to the JUCO World Series.

The 2014 run was the first time a Motlow baseball team had advanced beyond the TCCAA/Region VII tournament since 2000, when the Bucks enjoyed the greatest season in school history, making it all the way to the JUCO World Series championship game before falling to San Jacinto College.

2015 Motlow Bucks Baseball Team
2015 Motlow Bucks - Members of the 2015 Motlow Bucks baseball team in numerical order are: 1-Josh Bankston, 2-Matt Sharp, 4-Darren White, 5-Cole Thiede, 6-Chris Fly, 7-Conner Boyd, 8-Deonte Parker, 9-Dylan Stark, 10-Thomas Davidson, 11-Casey Wehrhahn, 12-Hayden Bailey, 13-Jeremy Thurman, 14-Hunter Nance, 15-Charter Helton, 16-Taylor Paschal, 17-Aaron Hobbs, 19-Lincoln Rivera, 20-Patrick Poteet, 21-Nick Chambers, 23-Nate Newman, 24-Spencer Mossburg, 25-Cody Blackburn, 32-Dewayne Parsons, 33-Brody Thomasson, and Head Coach Dan McShea. Motlow College Photo.